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Quantum Theory of Materials (PGI-1)

We calculate and analyze the complex structural, electronic and magnetic quantities of solids and molecules – for fundamental research and practical applications.

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Theoretical Nanoelectronics (PGI-2)

The quantum mechanical nature of matter is the basis of all functioning of electronic devices, and can be the basis of a new form of information processing.

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Scanning Tunneling Hydrogen Microscopy

Functional Nanostructures at Surfaces (PGI-3)

We investigate the physics and chemistry of surfaces and interfaces, focussing in particular on their nanostructure and their functionality.

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Scattering Methods (PGI-4)

We develop and use scattering techniques to understand the structural and magnetic order, fluctuations and excitations in magnetic systems and in highly correlated electron systems at the atomic level.

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Microstructure Research (PGI-5) / Physics of Nanoscale Systems (ER-C-1)

Development of new procedures for understanding material properties on the atomic level with a special focus on ultrahigh resolution electron microscopy techniques.

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Electronic Properties (PGI-6)

We explore the interrelations between electronic structure and physical properties like magnetism and magnetic phenomena, e.g. by applying synchrotron radiation techniques.

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Electronic Materials (PGI-7)

We do research together with our partner institute at RWTH Aachen University for the nanoelectronic of the future. For this, we investigate electronic phenomena in oxides and electronically active organic molecules.

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Bioelectronics (former PGI-8)

The institute Bioelectronics (former PGI-8/ICS-8) has left the PGI and operates under the umbrellea of ICS only. It is now Bioelectronics ICS-8.

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Semiconductor Nanoelectronics (PGI-9)

The institute investigates fundamental problems in semiconductor physics and in semiconductor materials.

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JARA-Institute Quantum Information (PGI-11)

Our institute pursues a diverse set of topics that further our theoretical understanding of electronic systems and devices at nano- and atomic scales, and the application of these small quantum systems to new forms of information processing.

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Technical and Administrative Infrastructure (PGI/JCNS-TA and ICS-TA)

Our administrative staff provides advice and support in all matters concerning personnel, order processing, public relations and much more. Our engineers and mechanics work closely with scientists; our programmers and IT specialists offer technical advice, develop device drivers and control software as well as imaging techniques for real-time simulations.  PGI-1, -2, -4, -5, -6, -7, and -11 are all supported by the Technical Services and Administration department PGI/JCNS-TA. PGI-3, -8, 9 and 10 are supported by the

Technical Services and Administration department ICS-TA (link to German website).: Technical and Administrative Infrastructure (PGI/JCNS-TA and ICS-TA) …