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    26 Oct 2023
    05:00 pm

    Spinaron: A Rugby in a Ball Pit. New Quantum Effect Demonstrated for the First Time

    For the first time, experimental physicists from the Würzburg-Dresden Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat have demonstrated a new quantum effect aptly named the “spinaron.” This revelation challenges the long-held Kondo effect – a theoretical concept which has been considered the standard model for the interaction of magnetic materials with metals since the 1980s. These groundbreaking findings were published in the esteemed journal Nature Physics.

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    22 May 2023

    Third funding period for Würzburg's Collaborative Research Center ToCoTronics

    The Collaborative Research Center ToCoTronics in condensed matter physics will be extended for four more years. The German Research Foundation is funding it with 12 million euros.

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    28 Mar 2023

    Innovative teaching award

    15 lecturers receive the "Prize for Good Teaching" from the Bavarian Ministry of Science. A physicist from ct.qmat at Würzburg is among them.

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    10 Jan 2023

    Milestone for light-driven electronics: Excitons generated in a topological insulator for the first time

    An international team of scientists collaborating within the Würzburg-Dresden Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat has achieved a breakthrough in quantum research – the first detection of excitons in a topological insulator. The findings have been published in the journal Nature Communications.

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    04 Nov 2022

    New quantum professor in Dresden: With record low temperatures into the hotspot of solid state physics

    Elena Hassinger has been appointed Professor of Low-Temperature Physics of Complex Electron Systems at the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat. The professorship has been newly established at TU Dresden. The researcher is an expert in solid-state physics at very low temperatures down to 0.01 Kelvin (-273.14 °C). She studies unusual quantum phenomena that only occur in the freezing cold, with the focus currently being on cerium rhodium arsenic (CeRh2As2) – a promising unconventional superconductor.

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    09 May 2022

    A ‘fast lane’ for electrons

    The study of ultra-pure materials still has many ways to surprise and delight! For delafossite metals it was shown that wires sculpted from the same single crystal have very different resistivities depending on the angle at which they are cut. From the fundamental physics point of view, the laws of bulk resistivity are being broken.

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    10 Mar 2022

    Dresden physicist belongs to the best early career scientists in Germany

    Dr. Tobias Meng is awarded the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize 2022 by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Federal Ministry for Education and Research. This Prize is considered Germany’s most important award for early career researchers, and is endowed with 20,000 Euros.

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    11 Feb 2022

    Electron conspiracy in a Japanese lattice pattern: Kagome metals baffle science

    The special structure of the atomic lattice of potassium-vanadium-antimony leads to an extraordinary combination of outstanding quantum properties, which have now been demonstrated for the first time and could enable a completely new type of superconductivity. Prof. Ronny Thomale, Würzburg researcher of the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat, predicted such quantum effects theoretically already ten years ago. The latest experimental results have been published in the journal Nature.

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    06 Dec 2021

    Claudia Felser receives Max Born Prize

    Prof. Claudia Felser, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids Dresden and principal investigator of the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat, will be awarded the Max Born Prize 2022 for her outstanding scientific contributions to physics.

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    14 Sep 2021

    Triangular Honeycombs: Physicists design novel quantum material

    Researchers from the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat have recently conceived and realized a new quantum material. The research results have appeared in the journal Nature Communications.

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    02 Jul 2021

    "Construction manual" for quantum materials

    Physicists from the Würzburg–Dresden Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat have discovered a minimum distance at which electrons in wires made of quantum materials must flow in order to conduct electricity in a dissipationless manner. The research results have been published in the journal Physical Review Letters.

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    31 May 2021

    Topolectrical circuits: A new direction of topological research is ready for take off

    Through a recently developed experimental platform, topological matter can be realized in a fast, cost efficient, and versatile way. It was only about two years ago that researchers of the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat realized "Topolectric Circuits" and did important pioneering work on their conceptualization for synthetic topological matter. Another breakthrough has now been achieved by the team led by Würzburg physicist Prof. Dr. Ronny Thomale.

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