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Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids (MPI CPfS)

German name: "Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Physik fester Stoffe (MPI CPfS)".


web: http://www.cpfs.mpg.de/
email: e-mail
phone: +49 (0) 351 4646-0
fax: +49 (0) 351 4646-10
address: Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids (MPI CPfS), Nöthnitzer Str. 40, 01187 Dresden, Germany


The Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids conducts fundamental research on metal-rich and/or intermetallic compounds and biomaterials.

The main research interests are:

  • Intermetallic phases and transitions to covalent compounds
  • Intermetallic compounds with strongly correlated electrons
  • Utilization of the electron correlation for the design of new material properties
  • Unconventional ordering phenomena (charge order, magnetic order, superconductivity), characterization of heavy-fermion compounds and spin-Peierls systems
  • Quantum-critical phenomena, for example deviations from the Fermi-liquid behaviour
  • Relation between structure and properties
  • Development of new synthesis methods
  • Phase equilibriums, phase changes, non-stoichiometry
  • Valence conditions and chemical bonding
  • Thermo electrics
  • Catalytic properties (of intermetallic compounds)
  • Biomaterials


Daughter Units

name type instruments services
Research Field Chemical Metals Science Department
Research Field Physics of Correlated Matter Department
Research Field Physics of Quantum Materials (PQM) Department
Research Field Solid State Chemistry Department

Last Update

Last updated at: 2015-03-20 14:03 CET