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.
The research activities of the IKM focus on alloy design and processing, chemistry of functional materials and structural analysis.Read more
Theoretical aspects of condensed matter physics and materials science.Read more
Thermoelectric, magnetic and superconducting materials, functional thin films, metal physicsRead more
Material-oriented experimental solid state physics with a special focus on quantum materials and nanoscale substances.Read more
Variety of modern nanoscience topics from photonics to flexible electronics to micro / nano-robots.Read more
Dr. Yizhi You from the University of Oxford, has successfully applied an ERC Starting Grant to join the IFW Institute for Theoretical Solid State Physics.
We wish you happy holidays and look forward to a new year full of exciting research.
Awarded the Georg Forster Prize by the Humboldt Foundation, Dr. Yanina Fasano is researching on local spectroscopic properties of superconducting materials at IFW Dresden