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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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    28 May 2021

    Electrons waiting for their turn: new model explains 3D quantum material

    Scientists from the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat have developed a new understanding of how electrons behave in strong magnetic fields. Their results explain measurements of electric currents in three-dimensional materials that signal a quantum Hall effect. These results have just been published in the scientific journal Nature Communications.

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    17 May 2021

    It's all about the surface

    The extraordinary material manganese bismuth telluride is the first topological insulator to exhibit a number of spectacular physical effects due to its internal magnetic field. Now, researchers of the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat found out which atomic layer has to be on the surface for this to happen. This makes it possible to better control the properties of this quantum material and brings it a little closer to everyday use. For the future, this promises a more energy-efficient technology.

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    22 Jan 2021

    1 million Euros for black holes made from semimetals

    The early career research team leader Tobias Meng launches a three-year research project connecting the physics of semimetals to the theory of black holes. The German-Luxembourg research project has just received funding of roughly one million Euros.

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    14 Jan 2021

    Find a needle in the haystack: a new high-throughput method for magnetic quantum materials

    With the help of a novel algorithm, magnetic topological compounds can now be searched for automatically. The computer method developed is considered a milestone for research into topological materials and paves the way for systematic identification of such materials, which have so far only been determined on a case-by-case basis.

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    18 Sep 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.

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