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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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    08 Sep 2021

    Ultrafast & ultrathin: new physics professor at TU Dresden makes mysterious quantum world visible

    Alexey Chernikov was appointed the new W3 professor of Ultrafast Microscopy and Photonics established by the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat. The 38-year-old scientist pursues the goal to make ultrafast quantum mechanical quasiparticles visible in atomically thin nanocrystals.

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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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    18 Jun 2021

    Karl Leo receives the European Inventor Award 2021 in the “Lifetime Achievement” category

    Dresden physicist Prof. Karl Leo is honored with the European Inventor of the Year 2021 in the “Lifetime Achievement” category. Leo is one of the 25 principal investigators of the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat, where he primarily researches semiconductor-based topological photonics.

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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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    15 Jan 2021

    Light and matter. Photonics scientist to occupy the cluster's first junior professorship

    Since a Nature article in 2018, experts have been looking forward to photonic quantum physics from Würzburg. Sebastian Klembt played a key role in the presentation of the first topological isolator made of light and matter. The scientist has been the first junior professor in the Cluster of Excellence since November 2020.

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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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    11 Jun 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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