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Division Synthesis and Crystal Growth (Facility)

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Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research (IFW Dresden)


web: https://www.ifw-dresden.de/institutes/iff/synthesis-and-crystal-growth/
email: e-mail
phone: +49 (0) 351 4659-519
fax: +49 (0) 351 4659-313
address: Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research (IFW Dresden), Division Synthesis and Crystal Growth, Helmholtzstraße 20, 01069 Dresden
partner: Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research


Research topics

  • Functional intermetallics
  • Unconventional superconductors
  • Frustrated magnets 


Our research is aiming at a fundamental understanding of functional properties of novel materials and their potential for applications. The basis of this research is high quality samples; hence, our work is dedicated to synthesis and crystal growth, full characterization and investigation of materials properties. This strategy involves four different, synergistic aspects: (i) synthesis and crystal growth of high quality samples (ii) advanced characterization of composition, microstructure and crystal structure (iii) study of local magnetic, electronic and structural order using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (iv) measurement and analysis of macroscopic physical properties, which is done in close collaboration with in-house partners as well as with national and international collaborators, including numerous neutron and X-ray synchrotron experiments. Our work currently focuses on different classes of emergent materials: intermetallics showing high spin polarization, itinerant antiferromagnetism, first order phase transitions, thermoelectric and hard-magnetic properties, unconventional superconductors, magnetically frustrated materials and materials with strong spin-orbital coupling.


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Last updated at: 2017-02-21 08:30