Electronic Properties

At the PGI "Electronic Properties" Institute, we explore the interrelations between electronic structure and physical properties such as magnetism and magnetic phenomena by applying, for example, synchrotron radiation techniques. Systems of interest range from thin film systems, quantum wires and dots to molecules. Keywords here are nanosciences, spintronics, quantum computing, and giant magnetoresistance.

Head: Prof. Dr. Claus Michael Schneider

News and Events

Thales-Laser im Laserlabor JuSPARC

JuSPARC Launch: New High-Power Lasers Go into Operation at Jülich

Jülich, 25 January 2019 – A new laser laboratory was officially opened at FZ Jülich on Thursday. At the heart of JuSPARC are its two high-performance lasers, which generate ultrashort laser pulses of up to 1.4 terawatts, or 1.4 trillion watts.


PGI Colloquium: Prof. Dr. Rami Barends, Forschungszentrum Jülich (PGI-13), Germany; previously Google LLC, USA

One of the outstanding scientific challenges of this decade is the construction of an architecture and development of a methodology that can enable useful quantum computing. Superconducting quantum circuits have demonstrated unparalleled performance, by outperforming the world's most powerful supercomputers on a specific sampling task.


Helmholtz Young Investigators Group "Oxide Spintronics Laboratory"

Our group attempts to unlock the rich potential of functional oxide hybrids for spintronic applications.