Recent Press Releases

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Motiv der Weihnachtskarte 2021 mit einem Steinbock auf einem Berg

We wish you happy holidays and look forward to a new year full of exciting research.

Research Award Recipient Yanina Fasano at IFW Dresden

Dr. Yanina Fasano at IFW Dresden

Awarded the Georg Forster Prize by the Humboldt Foundation, Dr. Yanina Fasano is researching on local spectroscopic properties of superconducting materials at IFW Dresden

Skyrmions reveal their anatomy

three-dimensional figure of skyrmions

Magnetic nanoswirls observed in three dimensions by tomographic methodes for the first time

Upscaling sub-nano-sized silicon particles for battery development

Foto von einem Silizium-Polykristall

Remarkable upscaling from coin-sized cells to battery packs of over 100 kWh

Electron family creates previously unknown state of matter


A team of scientists from the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat has now made a remarkable discovery

Material with advantageous features

Drei Materialien in einer Schale: Lithiumioxid (weiß), Eisen (grau) und Schwefel (gelb)

Environmentally friendly cathode materials for efficient and cost-effective Li-ion batteries

Tiny nanoparticles improve charge transport

Sepideh Izadi and Gabi Schierning on a bridge in Bielefeld

Bielefeld and Dresden researchers publish study on topological insulators

New article in nature Scientific Reports

Artificially colored SEM image of a representative sample

Superconducting tungsten-carbon nanostructures explored experimentally and theoretically for the first time in the electric field

Saving energy by voltage control of ferrimagnets

Jonas Zehner vor einer Forschungsapparatur

An international research team demonstrates magnetization reversal in ferrimagnets by electric fields via magneto-ionic effects

Theoretically continuous

Vira Shyta with calculations at the blackboard

Master's student publishes theory on topological quantum magnets in high-impact journal

Swapping the elements

schwarze Kristalle in einer Box

How single elements can affect the magnetism of materials

The best combination

Coverpage of The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

In the search for new quantum materials, the smallest details in the combination sometimes make the crucial difference

IFW scientist appointed Humboldt Scout

Prof. Dr. Jeroen van den Brink

Professor Dr. Jeroen van den Brink was successful in the Henriette Herz Scouting Program

Topolectrical circuits


New findings unveil a future route for topological defect engineering and tuning in non-Hermitian systems of arbitrary dimension.

Yulia Krupskaya is "Physikerin der Woche"

Yulia Krupskaya in the lab

Since January 2018, the Working Group on Equal Opportunities of the DPG celebrate women in physics every week.

On the track of fast phase transformations

Rasterelektronenmikroskopaufnahme eines metallischen Glases

Phase transformation mechanisms and kinetics of a metallic glass defined over a wide temperature range

Nature Conference: Microrobots and Nanorobots for Biotechnology


Virtual Conference presented by IFW Dresden and Nature: May 25-27, 2021

Superconductors under strain


Elasto-thermoelectric transport technique reveals the interaction between structural and electronic properties of unconventional superconductors

Spontaneous currents in superconductors


New muon spin-rotation experiments proved spontaneous electrical currents in superconductors

Annual Report 2020 has been published


Have a look here on the pdf file.

New theoretical model for the propulsion mechanisms of micromotors


Influence of viscosity, surface tension and propellant concentration on micromotor motion has been simulated

Large area thin film crystals for high performance organic electronics


New industry-compatible growth method for reliable deposition of thin films for organic electronics on large areas.

First Tellurium-free thermoelectric modules for power generation for Low Temperatur Application


The replacement of the scarce element Tellurium makes the devices cheaper while remaining the performance

International Day of Women and Girls in Science


11 February has been declared by the United Nations as "International Day of Women and Girls in Science".

Best solution

schematic representation Single-molecule magnets

Single-molecule magnets made of metallofullerenes can self-assemble in a solution-based process to form magnetic layers that promise high potential for further research in spintronic devices.

For greater interdisciplinarity

two scientists working in yellow light of the clean room

A Nature comment by Dr. Minshen Zhu and Prof. Dr. Oliver G. Schmidt about the need for cross-disciplinary cooperation and teaching in microtechnology


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