About us

The electronic structure of materials determines their electrical, optical, mechanical and many other properties. We are aiming at finding the correlations between the electronic structure of materials and their functional properties. Our current emphasis is on metal oxides including electronically and ionically conducting as well as dielectric oxides with applications in energy conversion and storage systems such as solar cells, displays, capacitors and fuel cells. Defects and interfaces are particularly important in these systems.

Picture: Jessica Bagnoli

Our group coordinates the LOEWE priority project FLAME

The goal of the project is to use electronic structure analysis to identify new lead-free antiferroelectric materials

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