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Metallic alloys and crystal growth


The primary scientific interest of the group is the investigation of the consequences of structural complexity on the physical properties of metallic materials. Complexity in metallic alloys can manifest itself in various forms, e.g. by a large number of atoms per unit cell, in the presence of short-range order in nonperiodic structures, and by a high number of atomic species in a topologically ordered lattice. All these aspects are covered by our activities.

The group focuses on two main lines of work – the preparation of high-quality metallic alloys and the investigation of mechanical properties, e.g. macroscopic tensile testing and microstructural characterization of deformed materials. Further properties of the materials produced, such as electronic-, transport-, and magnetic properties, are measured in cooperation with external partners.


Contact: Michael Feuerbacher