Welcome to ct.qmat

We are the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat - Complexity and Topology in Quantum Matter. Established in 2019, the Würzburg-Dresden Cluster ct.qmat is a leading international center for research on topological and complex quantum matter. Our aim is to develop a deep understanding of quantum phenomena in general and to identify materials in which those phenomena are observed in the laboratory. This is supported by educating and attracting top-level students and scientists as well as by supplementing infrastructure in both Würzburg and Dresden.

Events

    14.06.2021 – 17.06.2021

    Final FOR1807 conference

    International conference on strongly correlated quantum systems.

News

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    18.09.2020

    Quantum honey from black holes

    Researchers of the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat have proposed a new quantum material in which electrons move as a viscous fluid–like a kind of quantum honey. If scientists succeed in producing the material in sufficient purity, the effect will be three times stronger than in the “miracle material” graphene.

  • Slider-Schaufenster

    11.09.2020 – 31.12.2021

    Opening of the exhibition SHOWCASES OF RESEARCH

    From 12 September on, the Technische Sammlungen will be showcasing cutting-edge research from Dresden. An exhibition in cooperation with the Cluster of Excellence of TU Dresden ct.qmat–Complexity and Topology in Quantum Matter, the Leibniz- Institute for Solid State and Materials Research, and the Barkhausen Institute as well as DRESDEN-concept, and the City of Dresden.

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    07.09.2020 – 10.09.2020

    Lectiones Amalfitanæ - Electronic correlations in quantum materials

    Workshop in Duchy of Amalfi - Italy

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    22.06.2020

    With a bang towards new quantum technologies

    Quantum scientists welcome the German government’s initiative to promote quantum technologies

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    11.06.2020

    'Wow' Research: Quantum physics observed in ultrapure metals

    As part of an international collaboration, the group of Andrew Mackenzie have discovered manifestations of macroscopic quantum physics in ultrapure metals. These results have just been published in Science Magazine.

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    18.05.2020

    Superconductors with ‘zeitgeist’ – when materials differentiate between the past and the future

    Physicists of the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat have discovered spontaneous static magnetic fields with broken time-reversal symmetry in a class of iron-based superconductors. This exceptional property calls for new theoretical models and may become important in quantum computing. The research results have recently been published in the scientific journal Nature Physics.

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    27.03.2020
    08:30 Uhr

    A funnel of light

    The group of Professor Ronny Thomale at the University of Würzburg, in joint collaboration with the experimental optics group of Professor Alexander Szameit in Rostock, has developed a light funnel system which might inspire new generations of hypersensitive optical detectors and sensors for future information and communication technologies. Their results have just been published in the “Science” magazine.

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    02.03.2020
    13:45 Uhr

    Initialization and read-out of intrinsic spin defects in a van der Waals crystal at room temperature

    The Dyakonov group observed spin centers for the first time experimentally in 2D-materials. As decribed in Nature Materials they have potential as possible roomtemperature qbits.

  • 05.02.2020
    11:02 Uhr

    MnBi2Te4 – the name of the first antiferromagnetic topological insulator

    A large consortium of international and interdisciplinary research teams involving Technische Universität Dresden, Leibniz IFW Dresden and Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg has discovered a new type of bulk quantum material with intrinsically magnetic and topological properties. The new material is called manganese-bismuth telluride (MnBi2Te4) and is promising for applications in antiferromagnetic spintronics and quantum technologies. The results of the research work are published in the renowned journal Nature.

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