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Electronic structure, magnetism and dynamics

Group head: P. Glatzel

The beamlines in the group use X-ray spectroscopy to study electronic structure, magnetism and dynamics in matter. We carry out research in all fields of natural sciences, and address questions in fundamental physics and applied sciences. We develop state-of-the-art instrumentation that allows us to detect previously unobserved effects. We aim to understand superconductivity, phase transitions and molecular magnets. We study catalysts, batteries and fuel cells under working conditions. We apply pressure to simulate the conditions inside the earth and create new states of matter. Other examples include the tracking of toxic compounds in the environment.

Go to the Electronic Structure, Magnetism and Dynamics group web page.

Current PhD projects:

  • MORE-MAX: Growth and study of Magnetically-Ordered-Rare-Earth-based MAX phases (in partnership with Université Grenoble Alpes)
  • Advancing our understanding of the dense Kondo lattice with new experimental insights from high-resolution RIXS (in partnership with Université Grenoble Alpes)
  • Catalytic removal of nitrogen monoxide, carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons from exhaust gas (in partnership with Université Grenoble Alpes)
  • Developing multifunctional materials for super-dry reforming (in partnership with Ghent University)