We explore the physics and chemistry of new materials. Our aim is to generate new fundamental knowledge and innovations. New materials are necessary to store information in a better way and to transmit it faster, to filter waves of specific frequency, to shield magnetic fields, to convert heat into electricity or to store energy. These processes take place at the level of molecules, atoms and electrons and are determined by the laws of quantum physics. At IFW Dresden, we investigate these physical laws and develop materials with better or completely new functions.
Material-oriented experimental solid state physics with a special focus on quantum materials and nanoscale substances.Read more
International and interdisciplinary teams of engineers, physicists and chemists study, develop and optimize complex and nanostructured materials.Read more
Theoretical aspects of condensed matter physics and materials science.Read more
Thermoelectric, magnetic and superconducting materials, functional thin films, metal physicsRead more
Variety of modern nanoscience topics from photonics to flexible electronics to micro / nano-robots.Read more
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