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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


Joachim Gräfe erhält Otto-Hahn-Medaille der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

  • 04 June 2018

Der Nanomagnetismus-Forscher wird für seine innovative Forschung der Magnetisierungsdynamik auf der Nanoskala, insbesondere der Magnonik, durch den Einsatz modernster Röntgenmikroskopie ausgezeichnet.

Joachim Gräfe Linda Behringer


Nanomagnetism in X-ray Light

  • 23 March 2017

Today’s most advanced scanning X-ray microscope is operated by the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems at Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin The MAXYMUS scanning X-ray microscope has its home at Berlin’s synchrotron radiation source BESSY II at Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin. Scientific support is provided by Dr. Markus Weigand from the “Modern Magnetic Systems” department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS) under the management of Professor Dr. Gisela Schütz..

Gisela Schütz


Ernst Eckhard Koch Prize for Joachim Graefe

  • 20 December 2016

On December 8, The Association of Friends of Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin granted the Ernst Eckhard Koch Prize for an outstanding PhD thesis in the research area of synchrotron radiation as well as the innovation prize “Synchrotron Radiation”. The award ceremony took place at the 8th BER II and BESSY II Users’ Meeting.

Joachim Gräfe


Ernst Eckhard Koch Prize for Joachim Graefe

  • 20 December 2016

On December 8, The Association of Friends of Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin granted the Ernst Eckhard Koch Prize for an outstanding PhD thesis in the research area of synchrotron radiation as well as the innovation prize “Synchrotron Radiation”. The award ceremony took place at the 8th BER II and BESSY II Users’ Meeting.

Joachim Gräfe