Felix Bloch Institute

Current Research Foci

Experimental Physics

The research at the Felix Bloch Institute for Solid State Physics (formerly Institute for Experimental Physics II) is concerned with the investigation of physical processes in solids, in particular in semiconductors, dielectric materials, superconductors and magnetic materials. The material science aims at the fabrication and analysis of thin layers of these materials as well as the characterization of electronic and photonic devices. Current topics include energy transfer processes in solids, superconductivity in pnictides and carbon-based compounds, Bose–Einstein condensation of polaritons and the fabrication and characterization of nanocrystals, quantum wires, quantum dots and atomic centers. Nanostructures are investigated using modern methods of nano-optics as well as the LIPSION, a 3 MeV SingletronTM accelerator with an ion nanoprobe. The LIPSION offers a broad field of application from lithography to the analysis of trace elements in biological tissues.


Young Scientist Groups

  • Oxide Heterostructures
    Dr. Daniel Splith
  • Novel Solar Absorbers
    Dr. Chang Yang
  • Physics of Polaritons
    Dr. Chris Sturm


A Very Special Red Diamond: Research into Applied Quantum Technology


Physicists at Leipzig University have accomplished an important step in the use of quantum technology for computers and sensors. The experiments...

“What I’m Researching at Leipzig University” – A Spotlight on Junior Researchers: Henry Reynolds Nana Benyin Enninful from Felix Bloch Institute for Solid State Physics


The regular series “What I’m researching at Leipzig University” introduces our readers to the University’s junior researchers. What exactly are our...

Honor for Young Physicist from Leipzig University


For his work on the optical properties of anisotropic materials, the physicist Dr. Chris Sturm from Leipzig University receives the renowned Paul...

Optically Active Materials: Physicists Solve Problem that is More than One Hundred Years Old


The orientation of the electric field associated with the light is commonly referred to as polarization. Although one cannot perceive it with the...

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