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.
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
Theoretical aspects of condensed matter physics and materials science.Read more
The research activities of the IKM focus on alloy design and processing, chemistry of functional materials and structural analysis.Read more
Material-oriented experimental solid state physics with a special focus on quantum materials and nanoscale substances.Read more
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.
A Nature comment by Dr. Minshen Zhu and Prof. Dr. Oliver G. Schmidt about the need for cross-disciplinary cooperation and teaching in microtechnology
Science behind season greetings