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First-Principles and Statistical Methods in Materials Physics
We focus on computational materials science, applying state of the art first-principles and statistical methods to the study of materials properties relevant for advanced applications such as thermoelectrics and spintronics.
In addition to the Theoretical Physics lectures included in the Faculty's curriculum, we offer our students the opportunity to do their Bachelor, Master or PhD thesis, providing them continuous and friendly support. You are warmly encouraged to contact us if you are interested in a collaboration.
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A scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM) profile calculated from the underlying electronic structure. The image shows the surface of (111)-Silicon in the 7x7 reconstruction.
The calculated electronic transmission probability through an Al/Heusler alloy/Al heterostructure projected on its majority (left) and minority (right) spin components.