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.
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
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
Prof. Dr. Kornelius Nielsch
Thermoelectric, magnetic and superconducting materials, functional thin films, metal physicsRead more
New findings unveil a future route for topological defect engineering and tuning in non-Hermitian systems of arbitrary dimension.
Since January 2018, the Working Group on Equal Opportunities of the DPG celebrate women in physics every week.
Phase transformation mechanisms and kinetics of a metallic glass defined over a wide temperature range