Karsten Held

Karsten Held

Karsten Held

The group of Karsten Held develops new computational and theoretical methods at the scientific frontier and applies these for modeling and understanding solids and their properties. The latter is done in close contact with experiment and naturally allows us to initiate new and to tighten existing cooperations within the DK Solids4Fun. The focus is on (i) materials with strong electronic correlations such as transition metal oxides (cf. the groups of Ulrike Diebold, Jürgen Fleig, Günther Rupprechter, Andrei Pimenov, Ulrich Schubert) and f-electron systems (Silke Bühler-Paschen) and (ii) on nanoscopic systems such as quantum dots (cf. the groups of Gottfried Strasser and Karl Unterrainer). A new initiative brought about through the DK and one of the showcase PhD projects (with an experimental counterpart in the group of Ulrich Schubert) is to extend the research to molecular clusters embedded in a matrix. From a theoretical point of view, this has some commonality with other nanoscopic systems and electronic correlations can be strong if transition metal ions with partially filled d-bands are built into the molecule.

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