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Magnetism in two dimensions goes “easy-plane”

Publication in Science on October 29th, 2021 more

Observation of fractional edge excitations in nanographene spin chains

Recently, researchers from the group of Prof. Xinliang Feng (TU Dresden, MPI Halle, Germany) in collaboration with the scientists from Switzerland, Portugal and Spain have succeeded in building carbon-based quantum spin chains, where they captured the emergence of one of the cornerstone models of… more

Ultra-low-power memcapacitor device for neuromorphic computing - published in Nature Electronics October 11<sup>th</sup>, 2021

Much effort is being made to develop new types of memory devices that can revolutionize the computing paradigm of the past half century. Major breakthroughs are needed, in particular, in the domain of Deep Learning as a subset of Artificial Intelligence. In-memory computing and brain inspired… more

Ionitronic manipulation of Racetrack memory devices

Racetrack memory devices are novel spintronic memory-storage devices that have been demonstrated to have highly attractive properties, including high speed and density, and non-volatility. A novel feature of these devices is that the digital data is encoded as nanoscopic magnetic domain walls that… more

<p>A charge-density-wave topological semimetal</p>

A novel material has been discovered that is characterised by the coupling of a charge density wave with the topology of the electronic structure. more

Topology Gets Magnetic: The New Wave Of Topological Magnetic Materials

Researchers demonstrate new high-throughput method for discovering magnetic topology more

When Dirac meets frustrated magnetism

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics have discovered one of the largest anomalous Hall effects (15,506 siemens per centimeter at 2 Kelvin) ever observed in the new compound, KV3Sb5. This material has a never-before-seen combination of properties: Dirac physics, frustrated… more

Higher Order Topology Discovered in the 2D material WTe<sub>2</sub>

An international team of scientists including Dr. Mazhar N. Ali, the Alexander von Humboldt Sofia Kovalevskaja Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Microstructure Physics, and his student Jiho Yoon have found evidence of higher order topology in the form of hinge states in the layered, 2D… more

Magnetic whirls in future data storage devices

Magnetic (anti)skyrmions are microscopically small whirls that are found in special classes of magnetic materials. These nano-objects could be used to host digital data by their presence or absence in a sequence along a magnetic stripe. A team of scientists from the Max Planck institutes (MPI) of… more

Growth of Weyl semimetal NbP and TaP thin films - published in ACS Nano

We are pleased to announce that our paper on "Realization of Epitaxial NbP and TaP Weyl Semimetal Thin Films" has been published in ACS Nano and is now accessible online. more

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