The absorption of light in semiconductor crystals without inversion symmetry can generate electric currents. Researchers at the Max-Born-Institute…

X-ray spectroscopy provides direct access into the nature of chemical bonds, from which the outcome of chemical reactions can be understood. For this,…

Dejan Milošević, professor at the Faculty of Science of the University of Sarajevo and member of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Bosnia and…

Scientists from the Max Born Institute (MBI) have developed the first refractive lens that focuses extreme ultraviolet beams. Instead of using a glass…

In an award ceremony held at the Berlin town hall ("Rotes Rathaus") on Wednesday November 7th, Dr. Daniela Rupp, the leader of the Junior Research…

In novel concepts of magnetic data storage, it is intended to send small magnetic bits back and forth in a chip structure, store them densely packed…

Femtosecond x-ray experiments in combination with a new theoretical approach establish a direct connection between electric properties in the…

For the past 30 years intense laser cluster interactions have been seen primarily as a way to generate energetic ions and electrons. In surprising…

Plasmonic waveguides open the possibility to develop dramatically miniaturized optical devices and provide a promising route towards the…

Dr. Benjamin Fingerhut, junior group leader at the Max Born Institute (MBI), is recipient of the prestigious ERC Starting Grant 2018. The project…

Magnets have fascinated humans for several thousand years and enabled the age of digital data storage. They occur in various flavors. Ferrimagnets…

The PGzB, the Physical Society of  Berlin, has awarded the Karl-Scheel-Prize 2018 to Daniela Rupp, MBI, recognizing her work in the fields of…

In October of 2017 the Optical Society (OSA) announced the 2018 class of OSA Ambassadors. One member of this class is MBI researcher Dr. Federico…

Pictures of atomic hydrogen orbitals measured by MBI researchers are featured in a new NOVA/PBS documentary (see link). In the video, it is explained…

In the prototypical material VO2, the role of electronic correlation in the phase transition between the insulating and metallic phase have long been…

Scientists from the Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy (MBI) in Berlin combined state-of-the-art experiments and…

A clever combination of novel technologies enables us to study promising materials for the electronics of tomorrow. Over the past decades, computers…

For the first time, researchers from UNIGE and MBI in Berlin have placed an electron in a dual state - neither freed nor bound - thus confirming a…

Ferroelectric crystals display a macroscopic electric polarization, a superposition of many dipoles at the atomic scale which originate from spatially…

Dr. Erik T. J. Nibbering of the Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy (MBI) in Berlin receives an Advanced Grant from…

Short, rotating pulses of light reveal much about the internal structure of materials. An international team of physicists headed by Prof. Misha…

The identification of right- and left-handed molecules is crucial for many applications in chemistry and pharmacy. An international team of…

Ribonucleic acid (RNA) plays a key role in biochemical processes that occur at the cellular level in an aqueous environment. Mechanisms and dynamics…

MBI scientists together with colleagues from Italy have established a way to detect the exact x-ray fluence footprint generated on a sample by a free…

Prof. Marc Vrakking, Director Area A of the Max Born Institute was appointed editor-in-chief of the "Journal of Physics B" on 1 January 2018. He…