Field of activities:

  • Processes and syntheses
  • Crystal chemistry
  • Thermodynamics
  • Phase equilibria and phase transitions
  • Magnetic, electrical and optical properties
  • Electronic phenomena at the crossover from localized to itinerant behavior in solids
  • Theory, "ab initio" methods, electronic structure, chemical bonding
  • Physical and chemical properties at the nanometric scale: particles, films, interfaces
  • Synchrotron radiation and neutron scattering in research on transition element compounds
  • Materials for energy and industry

Materials

  • Intermetallic compounds
  • Strongly correlated electron systems
  • Multiferroic and magnetoelectric systems
  • Topological quantum matter
  • Magnetocalorics, thermoelectrics
  • Multifunctional materials
  • Molecular solids: molecular magnetism, MOFs, spin crossover
  • Materials for energy storage: compounds for hydrogen storage, batteries and fuel cells
  • Novel superconducting materials, ruthenates, iron pnictides and oxide pnictides
  • Materials for high frequency applications
  • Disordered, inhomogeneous and frustrated materials