Quantum Materials

The term “quantum materials” refers to a rapidly evolving research frontier that aims to understand, control, and ultimately design materials in which quantum physics enables novel functionalities. Recent developments include the discovery of novel phenomena resulting from the topology of the electron wavefunction in solids, the dynamical control of many-electron states (such as superconductivity) by coherent light fields, and the synthesis of heterostructures and devices comprising atomically sharp interfaces of quantum materials exhibiting diverse electronic ground states.

Join the Graduate Center!

In order to maintain the leading role of the Max Planck Society in the field of quantum materials, we are looking for students in relevant research fields such as physics, chemistry and material sciences. Applicants should have an excellent Bachelor or Master degree in one of these fields. Students in our Graduate Center will pursue research projects that push the frontiers of the field of quantum materials and will benefit from close collaboration with world-leading experts at all participating institutions.

Application call for the autumn term 2021 is closed!

Next application call will start on 01 September 2021. You can find more information about the application procedure here.


Non-unitary Quantum Materials

April 09, 2021

Novel functions from the edge of the quantum world

Spin trumps pseudospin in a Dirac antiperovskite

April 08, 2021

Measurements of weak antilocalization in Sr3SnO reveal a "hidden" spin-momentum entanglement.

Giant orbital diamagnetism of three-dimensional Dirac electrons in Sr3PbO antiperovskite

April 01, 2021

Orbiting of Dirac electrons gives rise to a giant diamagnetism

Uniaxial strain control of charge density waves in cuprates

January 29, 2021

The team at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids in ...

Selective Orbital Imaging of Excited States with X-Ray Spectroscopy: The Example of α-MnS

January 13, 2021

A team lead by scientists from the MPI CPfS developed a novel experimental method that provides direct images of excited states in a transition metal ...

Events - Lectures

Introduction and crystal structure – Claudia Felser

Apr 16, 2021 13:00 - 15:00
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden, Room: online

Sub-nanometer resolved single-molecule spectromicroscopic imaging

Apr 21, 2021 11:00 - 12:00
online via Zoom

From topological bonds and bands – Claudia Felser

Apr 23, 2021 13:00 - 15:00
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden, Room: online

Further information coming soon ...

Apr 29, 2021 15:00 - 16:00
online via Zoom

Topological Quantum Chemistry, single particle picture – Maia Vergniory

Apr 30, 2021 13:00 - 15:00
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden, Room: online

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