Experimentelle Physik IV

    Welcome to the Chair of Experimental Physics 4

    Prof. Dr. Ralph Claessen
    phone: +49 931 31-85732

    Prof. Dr. Vladimir Hinkov
    phone: +49 931 31-84481

    Experimental Physics 4
    University of Würzburg
    Am Hubland
    97074 Würzburg


    07/2017 Fabian Stier joined as a Master Student

    06/2017 Raphaël Aeschlimann joined as a guest from Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/Thales laboratory, France

    Bachelor/Master theses

    CLAESSEN group

    HINKOV group

    Electronic structure of strongly correlated electron systems


    Nanophysics at surfaces

    The research activities of our group are concerned with the physics of low-dimensional systems, where the electron states resulting from dimensional confinement lead to unusual conduction properties and to phase transitions as a function of temperature.

    Oxide interfaces

    Our group focusses on the electronic structure of correlated systems in transition metal oxides (TMOs). Special interest lies in the interplay of different degrees of freedom (charge, spin, orbital, lattice) in the light of metal-insulator and other phase transitions.

    Neutron and resonant X-ray spectroscopy

    In our group we investigate complex, functional materials such as transition metal oxides, which are used in the emerging field of correlated nanoelectronics. Unlike with conventional semiconductors, exotic superconducting, orbital and magnetic states can be realized at the interfaces in layered structures comprising such materials.