Major Research Collaborations

SFB 762


SFB 762


Functionality of oxidic interfaces


The Collaborative Research Center 762 „Functionality of oxidic interfaces“ is a joint venture of Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Leipzig University, Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, and Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft since 2008. It is devoted to preparation and characterization of multifunctional oxidic heterostructures consisting of components with ferroelectric, magnetic, semiconducting, and insulating properties. The coordinator is Prof. Dr. Ingrid Mertig (MLU).


Atomic arrangement at the PbZr0.2Ti0.8O3/La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 interface within a potentially multiferroic epitaxial multilayer (HAADF image).


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The Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Exp. Dept. 2, is involved with the following project:


„Nanoscale multiferroic heterostructures“, project leaders: Prof. D. Hesse, Dr. M. Alexe


Exp. Dept. 1 ( and the Theory Dept. ( are involved with the following projects in cooperation with Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (for details see also


„Growth, structure and magnetic properties of ultrathin transition metal oxides on metals”, project leaders: Dr. H. L. Meyerheim, Prof. J. Kirschner

„Stress and lattice dynamics of multiferroic systems”, project leaders: Prof. W. Widdra, Dr. D. Sander, Dr. V. Stepanyuk

„Imaging of short-range correlations at oxidic surfaces and interfaces”, project leaders: Prof. J. Berakdar, Dr. Y. Pavlyukh, Dr. F. O. Schumann

„Electronic ground state and excitation properties of complex oxide structures”, project leaders: Prof. W. Hergert, Dr. A. Ernst, Prof. P. Bruno

„Magnetic coupling in multiferroic heterostructures”, project leaders: Prof. I. Mertig, Dr. J. Henk, Prof. P. Bruno


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