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The Alexander von Humboldt Sofia Kovalevskaja group at the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, led by Dr. Mazhar Ali, published a new manuscript in Physical Review Letters detailing a new method for detecting Dark Matter and a route to constructing a “table-top” Dark Matter detector. more

New publication in Science by Defa Lui and Stuart Parkin: Magnetic Weyl semimetal phase in a Kagomé crystal more

The Alexander von Humboldt Sofia Kovalevskaja group at the Max Plank Institute of Microstructure Physics, led by Dr. Mazhar Ali, published a new manuscript in Science Advances detailing a new way to find materials for next generation computers. more

A catalogue of topological materials: insulators and semimetals characterized through topological quantum chemistry.  Topological Materials Database more

Max Planck Day 2018

September 14, 2018

A joint event of the MPI for Social Anthropplogy and the MPI of Microstructure Physics more

Renommierter Physiker Prof. Dr. Bogdan Andrei Bernevig soll von der Princeton University nach Deutschland wechseln more

Stuart Parkin explains his scientific research on the Open Access Video platform "Latest Thinking". more

For the 25th anniversary of the Max Planck Institute of Microstucture Physics MDR Sachsen-Anhalt broadcasted a TV feature about the institute and its current research. more

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation honors Mazhar Ali with one of the highest endowed science awards in Germany, the 2016 Sofja Kovalevskaja Award. more

Prof. Dr. E.K.U. Gross, director of the Theory Department, has given the 2016 Kenneth S. Pitzer Memorial Lecture at the University of California, Berkeley. more

Prof. Dr. Gross has been awarded the Berni J. Alder CECAM Prize 2016 for their "ground-breaking contributions to the modern field of electronic structure calculations". more

Prof. Dr. E.K.U. Gross, director of the Theory Department, has won the 2016 Tsungming Tu Award. more

Am 3. Juli 2015 startet die "Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften" am Max-Planck-Institut für Mikrostrukturphysik. more

Die Festplattentechnik kommt an ihre Grenzen. Das Racetrack-Konzept soll die Datendichte enorm erhöhen. Es kommt sogar ohne bewegliche Teile aus. more

Conventional computing technologies are innately two-dimensional - now dramatic improvements in these technologies have been achieved. more

British physicist Stuart Parkin believes he could hugely increase data-storage capacity using a new technique called ‘racetrack memory’ more

Tschüss IBM, hallo Halle

September 23, 2014

Der Festkörperphysiker Stuart Parkin geht aus Stanford in den USA an die Universität Halle/Wittenberg und das Max-Planck-Institut für Mikrostrukturphysik in Halle. more

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Stuart Parkin receives Finnish Millennium Technology Prize, which is worth one million euros and is regarded as Nobel prize for technological innovation more

Der Physiker erhält die Auszeichnung, die mit einer Million Euro dotiert ist und als Nobelpreis für technische Innovationen gilt, für die Entwicklung von Speichermedien. more

Our ability to stream music and videos from the Internet today we owe not least the physicist Stuart Parkin. more

Professor Stuart Parkin, Preisträger der Alexander von Humboldt-Professur und Spitzenforscher im Bereich der Speichertechnologie, wechselt im April nach Halle. more

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Controlling the magnetic moment of individual atoms opens up new possibilities for compact data storage devices and quantum computers more
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Silicon nanowires become doped with unexpectedly large amounts of aluminium during growth, so that their conductivity increases more
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A multiferroic tunnel junction provides storage media with increased data density more
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The data density in random access memory could be radically increased more
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The Director of the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics died suddenly on November 8th at the age of 60 years old. more
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A team of scientists from Halle has succeeded in making spider silk significantly more break-resistant and ductile through the addition of metals more
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German-Korean research team produces a permanent memory using a new procedure and thereby sets a memory density record more
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How to herd atoms

December 04, 2006
Self-organization of atoms in circular atomic pens observed more
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Brilliant Growth without Gold

November 28, 2006
Max Planck researchers in Halle present new methods for manufacturing nanowires from silicon more
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From Nanowires to Nanotubes

September 28, 2006
A new concept for compound nanotube formation based on the Kirkendall effect more
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Captive Electrons

April 20, 2006
Max Planck researchers send electrons in a copper-platelet into a bound state above the vacuum level more
Opening of the "International Max Planck Research School for Science and Technology of Nanostructures" on October 11, 2005 in Halle/Saale more
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Max Planck materials scientists discover why ferroelectric materials sometimes lose their useful properties in the nanometer range more
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Max Planck scientist introduces a new method for the manufacture of silicon nanocrystals for optoelectronics and storage technology more
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