Max Planck Institute
for Solid State Research

Address: Heisenbergstraße 1
              70569 Stuttgart, Germany

Phone:    +49 711 689-0
Fax:        +49 711 689-1010
Email:     www@fkf.mpg.de

Managing Director

Prof. Dr. Walter Metzner
Managing Director
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Dr. Michael Eppard
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Dr. Michaela Asen-Palmer
Public Relations
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<p style="text-align: left;"><strong><strong>By Car:</strong></strong> At Autobahnkreuz Stuttgart (the Stuttgart motorway interchange, exit 51, Vaihingen). Take the A831, direction «Stuttgart-Mitte». Leave at the «Universität» exit. At the traffic lights on the bridge, turn left, direction «Universität». Follow Universitätsstraße, then turn right into Nobelstraße. At the end of Nobelstraße (roundabout), turn right into Büsnauer Straße (first exit).<br /><strong>Public transport from Stuttgart Main Station:</strong> Take lines S1, S2 or S3 of the Underground («S-Bahn»), in the direction of «Herrenberg» or «Flughafen». Get off at Vaihingen. Change to bus line 81 (direction «Büsnau») and get off at «Max-Planck-Institute».<br />At Vaihingen station you can also take a taxi to the  «Max-Planck-Institute»).<br /><strong>Public transport from Stuttgart Airport:</strong> Take lines S2 or S3 of the Underground («S-Bahn»), directions «Schorndorf» or  «Backnang». Get off at Vaihingen. Change to bus line 81 (direction «Büsnau») and get off at «Max-Planck-Institute».<br /> At Vaihingen station you can also take a taxi to the  «Max-Planck-Institute»).</p> Zoom Image

By Car: At Autobahnkreuz Stuttgart (the Stuttgart motorway interchange, exit 51, Vaihingen). Take the A831, direction «Stuttgart-Mitte». Leave at the «Universität» exit. At the traffic lights on the bridge, turn left, direction «Universität». Follow Universitätsstraße, then turn right into Nobelstraße. At the end of Nobelstraße (roundabout), turn right into Büsnauer Straße (first exit).
Public transport from Stuttgart Main Station: Take lines S1, S2 or S3 of the Underground («S-Bahn»), in the direction of «Herrenberg» or «Flughafen». Get off at Vaihingen. Change to bus line 81 (direction «Büsnau») and get off at «Max-Planck-Institute».
At Vaihingen station you can also take a taxi to the  «Max-Planck-Institute»).
Public transport from Stuttgart Airport: Take lines S2 or S3 of the Underground («S-Bahn»), directions «Schorndorf» or  «Backnang». Get off at Vaihingen. Change to bus line 81 (direction «Büsnau») and get off at «Max-Planck-Institute».
At Vaihingen station you can also take a taxi to the  «Max-Planck-Institute»).

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Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart

Lithium batteries that provide electric cars with power, superconductors that conduct electricity over long distances without loss, solar cells that harvest solar power – all of these examples are based on the electrical conductivity characteristics of solid materials. These are some of the phenomena which scientists investigate at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research. Solid state materials include metals, ceramics and even crystals of organic molecules. Just how the structures of these materials affect their electrical, mechanical and magnetic properties, is what solid state researchers seek to understand. To this end, the researchers particularly focus on solids at the nanoscale, which behave differently compared to materials in larger dimensions. In order to miniaturize electronic circuits even further or to prepare for the electronics that will follow on from the silicon era, the behaviour of these solids needs to be controlled.

 
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