Functional materials are materials that possess particular native properties and functions of their own which includes magnetism, ferroelectricity, piezoelectricity, and storage functions. Our group investigates these materials through experiments, simulations and theoretical models and focuses on both fundamental research and applications. We aim to exploit the material properties for real life applications like magnetic sensors and neutron diffraction gratings.

Our work covers a wide range of topics, from microscopic symmetry properties of crystals to the improvement of industrial magnetic sensors for speed measurements in automotive applications. Learn about our interests in the research section, check the projects we are involved with, and take a look at our list of publications. We also actively engage with society through outreach activities.

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With this versatile tool, you can effortlessly compute magnon dispersion relations online using both GPUs and CPUs, complete with intuitive mode...


Our open-source finite difference code has just been published in Scientific Reports


We have a new joint project on neutron experiments at pico scale together with the TU Wien, INRiM and the Institut Laue Langevin


Prof. Hari Srikanth from the University of South Florida will give a talk on spin transport at our Faculty on Tue. May 9.


We have a new bilateral project with Alenka Mertelj from the Institute Jozef Stefan, Ljubljana, Slovenia. The principal investigator in Vienna is...


We aim to develop novel nanodiamond diffraction gratings for neutron optics