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Demonstration of k-vector selective microscopy for nanoscale mapping of higher order spin wave modes

  • 27 August 2020

Nanoscale Backcover

Higher order spin wave modes are deconvoluted by their k-vector and directly imaged with X-ray microscopy, achieving <20 nm spatial and <40 ps temporal resolution. These real space measurements allow a direct insight into the inner workings of complex spin wave systems and reveal their fine structure and localization profi le. While confirming analytical theory on the nanoscale, design paths towards multimode signal transmission in magnonic waveguides are shown.

Joachim Gräfe Nick-André Träger


Scientists prove the existence of Skyrmion tubes

  • 30 April 2020

For the first time, an international team of researchers succeeded in demonstrating the previously unknown structure of magnetic skyrmion tubes in 3D. This knowledge makes it possible to better understand the formation and destruction of skyrmions and to use the magnetic structures in so-called spintronic storage devices.

Joachim Gräfe Gisela Schütz Linda Behringer


Serendipity in the research field of magnetism

  • 21 April 2020

Scientists discover new light-matter interaction with which they can write nanometer-sized magnetic structures

A German-Chinese research team has discovered a new effect that for the first time enables the creation of extremely small magnetic structures, known as skyrmions, directly with an X-ray beam. The scientists have thus made it possible to write arbitrary magnetic patterns with the highest precision.

Joachim Gräfe Gisela Schütz Linda Behringer


Cage molecules act as molecular sieves for hydrogen isotope separation

  • 03 November 2019

A new hybrid material developed by scientists at the University of Liverpool and the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems may bring the dream of carbon-free nuclear fusion power a step closer.

Michael Hirscher


Let’s not make big waves

  • 29 March 2019

A team of researchers generates ultra-short spin waves in an astoundingly simple material

Due to its potential to make computers faster and smartphones more efficient, spintronics is considered a promising concept for the future of electronics. In a collaboration including the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, a team of researchers has now successfully generated so-called spin waves much more easily and efficiently than was previously deemed possible. The researchers are presenting their results in the journal Physical Review Letters.

Gisela Schütz Joachim Gräfe Linda Behringer


3D structure of skyrmions becomes visible for the first time

  • 01 March 2019

An international team of scientists was able to make the indestructible magnetic structures visible for the first time with the aid of a high-resolution X-ray microscope.

Gisela Schütz Joachim Gräfe Linda Behringer


Dr. Michael Hirscher Chair of the GRC Hydrogen-Metal Systems Conference

  • 08 February 2019

The head of the "Hydrogen Storage" research group at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart, together with Ned T. Stetson, will lead one of the most important conferences in the field of hydrogen-material interaction. The core topic of the conference will be new hydrogen storage materials, understanding from atomic level to applications.

Michael Hirscher Linda Behringer


Novel polymer lenses for X-ray microscopes: highly efficient and low cost

  • 07 September 2018

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart invented a new and cost-effective method for making X-ray lenses with nanometer-sized features and excellent focusing capabilities. By using an advanced 3D printing technique, a single lens can be manufactured under a minute from polymeric materials with extremely favorable X-ray optical properties, hence the costs of prototyping and manufacturing are strongly reduced. High-throughput and high-yield manufacturing processes of such lenses are sought after world-wide, which is why the scientists have filed a patent for their invention.

Umut Sanli Kahraman Keskinbora Hakan Ceylan Gisela Schütz Metin Sitti Linda Behringer


DynaMAX Projekt erhält großzügige Mittel vom BMBF

  • 29 June 2018

Das Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung unterstützt Projekt des Max-Planck-Instituts für Intelligente Systeme innerhalb des Deutsch-Schwedischen Großforschungsprojekts Röntgen-Ångström-Cluster mit 1,2 Millionen Euro. Ein Drittel davon gehen für das Teil-Projekt DynaMAX nach Stuttgart.

Joachim Gräfe Gisela Schütz Linda Behringer


Neue Phänomene im magnetischen Nanokosmos

  • 22 June 2018

Beobachtung magnetischer Tröpfchen große Bedeutung für die magnetische Datenprozessierung

Forscher am Max-Planck-Institut für Intelligente Systeme in Stuttgart konnten mit Hilfe eines Röntgenmikroskops bei der Bildung von magnetische Tröpfchen ein völlig unerwartetes Verhalten beobachten. Wenn der Strom über einen Nanokontakts durch die magnetische Schicht fließt, breitet er sich wesentlich weiter aus, als die Ausdehnung des Nanokontakt es zulassen sollte. Bisher waren Forscher davon ausgegangen, dass nur die Fläche unterhalb des Nanokontakts reagiert. Doch Experimente haben die Wissenschaftler eines Besseren belehrt. Ein spannendes Phänomen in der Grundlagenforschung und von großer Bedeutung für die magnetische Datenprozessierung.

Joachim Gräfe Gisela Schütz Linda Behringer