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. Chris Leighton, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

Recently, incorporation of electrolytes (e.g., ionic liquids) into field-effect transistors has been shown to enable electric double layer transistors, which can induce large (1015 cm-2) carrier densities at surfaces. These correspond to substantial fractions of an electron or hole per unit cell in most materials, sufficient to electrically control electronic phase transitions.


Helmholtz Young Investigators Group "Oxide Spintronics Laboratory"

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