Max­Planck­Research Magazine

Issue 2016

MaxPlanckResearch 2/2016

A Trio with an Extensive Repertoire

It is frequently only the development of new materials that makes technological advances possible, whether in the areas of energy supply or information technology. With the Heusler compounds, Claudia Felser, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids in Dresden, uncovered a rich source of materials that offer promising properties for a variety of applications.

Issue 2011

MPR 2 /2011

Superconductivity Is Pair Work
Electric cables that routinely conduct electricity without loss – physicists have been motivated by this idea ever since superconductivity was discovered 100 years ago.

MPR 1 /2011

Electricity from Hot Air
Even the most efficient motor generates more heat than propulsion. However, thermoelectric generators could convert some of this unused energy into electricity. Scientists are currently searching for suitable materials.
Issue 2009

MPR 4 /2009

Balance Built on Dust
They are called otoconia – tiny crystals in the inner ear that help us maintain our balance. A good reason to take a closer look at these particles.
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