Electronic Properties

At the PGI "Electronic Properties" Institute, we explore the interrelations between electronic structure and physical properties such as magnetism and magnetic phenomena by applying, for example, synchrotron radiation techniques. Systems of interest range from thin film systems, quantum wires and dots to molecules. Keywords here are nanosciences, spintronics, quantum computing, and giant magnetoresistance.

Head: Prof. Dr. Claus Michael Schneider

News and Events

Thales-Laser im Laserlabor JuSPARC

JuSPARC Launch: New High-Power Lasers Go into Operation at Jülich

Jülich, 25 January 2019 – A new laser laboratory was officially opened at FZ Jülich on Thursday. At the heart of JuSPARC are its two high-performance lasers, which generate ultrashort laser pulses of up to 1.4 terawatts, or 1.4 trillion watts.


PGI Colloquium: Prof. Dr. Peter Zoller, University of Innsbruck & Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Innsbruck, Austria

Quantum optical systems with cold atoms an ions provides one of the best ways to build controllable quantum many-body systems as quantum computers and quantum simulators. Here we report on recent developments in building, and in particular programming quantum simulators based on trapped ions as intermediate scale quantum devices.


Helmholtz Young Investigators Group "Oxide Spintronics Laboratory"

Our group attempts to unlock the rich potential of functional oxide hybrids for spintronic applications.