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The analysis and computation of electronic properties of solid-state systems is the hallmark of the research. An important asset of is the competence in developing conceptual and computational methods. Emphasis is on the investigation of complex magnetism, magnetism in reduced dimensions, spin-dependent electronic transport phenomena, collective excitations and quasi-particles. Computational materials science research is established by combining


Quanten-Theorie der Materialien (PGI-1)

Wir berechnen und analysieren die komplexen strukturellen, elektronischen und magnetischen Eigenschaften von Festkörpern und Molekülen – für Grundlagenforschung und praktische Anwendungen.

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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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Streumethoden (PGI-4)

Wir entwickeln und nutzen Streumethoden, um die strukturellen und magnetischen Ordnungen, Fluktuationen und Anregungen in magnetischen Systemen und in hochkorrelierten Elektronensystemen auf atomarer Ebene zu verstehen.

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Microstructure Research (PGI-5)

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 (PGI-8)

Our interdisciplinary team of physicists, chemists, biologists and electrical engineers studies and develops functional assemblies of biological components and electronic devices.

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Semiconductor Nanoelectronics (PGI-9)

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

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Biomechanics (ICS-7)

Our research is focused on the biomechanics of cells and their mechanical interaction with the environment. We employ modern methods of cell biophysics and cell biology complemented by biomimetic model systems.

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