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.
Prof. Dr. Kornelius Nielsch
Thermoelectric, magnetic and superconducting materials, functional thin films, metal physicsRead more
The research activities of the IKM focus on alloy design and processing, chemistry of functional materials and structural analysis.Read more
Variety of modern nanoscience topics from photonics to flexible electronics to micro / nano-robots.Read more
Theoretical aspects of condensed matter physics and materials science.Read more
Material-oriented experimental solid state physics with a special focus on quantum materials and nanoscale substances.Read more
Dr. Sabine Wurmehl talks about crystals and crystal growing at IFW Dresden in the science podcast omega tau
Our new category "IFW Products" is now available. On this website you will find services and products from our research.
The exhibition SHOWCASES OF RESEARCH explains phenomena of quantum materials