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Unraveling materials' Berry curvature and Chern numbers from real-time evolution of Bloch states

February 12, 2019
Researchers from the Theory Department of the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter (MPSD) at the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL) in Hamburg and UNIST (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology) in Korea used a state-of-the-art quantum dynamical method to calculate the quantum of spin or charge Hall conductivity, by which they successfully classified intrinsic topological natures of materials. Their work has been published in PNAS. [more]
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Keep in touch, use the vacuum! How mirrors can control physics and chemistry

February 04, 2019
Hamburg scientists’ theory of polaritonically amplified energy transfer over long distances between molecules paves the way for a new level of chemical engineering and ‘spooky chemistry’. [more]
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The force of the vacuum

November 30, 2018
Scientists from the Theory Department have shown through theoretical calculations and computer simulations that the force between electrons and lattice distortions in an atomically thin two-dimensional superconductor can be controlled with virtual photons. [more]
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Terahertz laser pulses amplify optical phonons in solids

November 14, 2018
Evidence of the amplification of optical phonons in a solid by intense terahertz laser pulses. These light bursts excite atomic vibrations to very large amplitudes, where their response to the driving electric field becomes nonlinear and conventional description fails to predict their behavior. [more]
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Atomic view of nature's amazing molecular machines at work

October 30, 2018
Researchers from the Department of Atomically Resolved Dynamics of the MPSD (Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter) at the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science in Hamburg, the University of Toronto in Canada and the ETH in Zurich, Switzerland, have developed a new method to watch biomolecules at work. [more]
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Shedding light on Weyl fermions

October 26, 2018
Researchers from the Theory Department have demonstrated that the long-sought magnetic Weyl semi-metallic state can be induced by ultrafast laser pulses in a three-dimensional class of magnetic materials dubbed pyrochlore iridates. [more]
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High pressure technique yields new insights into light-induced superconductivity

May 07, 2018
MPSD scientists gain new insights into the physical mechanism behind light-induced high-temperature superconductivity in K3C60 by applying high pressure with a diamond anvil cell. [more]
 
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