Researchers cast new light on magnons to verify topological phases in magnetic materials
Much recent research has focused on ‘topological’ materials – an intriguing type of solids which fall outside the standard classification into insulators and conductors. While their bulk is insulating, these phases are characterized by electrically conducting channels which appear at their ... more
Why optical cavities curb the rate of chemical reactions
Chemical processes are all around us. From novel materials to more effective medicines or plastic products – chemical reactions play a key role in the design of the things we use every day. Scientists constantly search for better ways to control these reactions, for example to develop new m ... more
Changing direction: Research team discovers switchable electronic chirality in an achiral Kagome superconductor
An international research team led by the Department of Microstructured Quantum Matter at the MPSD reports the first observation of switchable chiral transport in a structurally achiral crystal, the Kagome superconductor CsV₃Sb₅. Its work has been published in Nature.
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