Prof. Dr. Joachim Wosnitza

Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory
Phone: +49 351 260 3524

Julia Blöcker

Secretary/ Administration
Phone: +49 351 260 3527

Nicole Zimmermann

Phone: +49 351 260 3535


Publication: Non-monotonic pressure dependence of high-field nematicity and magnetism in CeRhIn5

Helm, T. et al., Nat. Comm. 11 (2020), 3482

Publication: Nature of Magnetic Excitations in the High-Field Phase of α-RuCl3

Ponomaryov, O. et al., Physical Review Letters 125 (2020), 037202

Publication: Observation of giant spin-split Fermi-arc with maximal Chern number in the chiral topological semimetal PtGa

M. Yao et al., Nat. Comm. 11 (2020), 2033

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Bachelor, Master and PhD theses

The HLD offers the possibility for Bachelor, Master, Diploma and PhD theses for interested students of appropriate branches of study. Furthermore, we provide the opportunity to work as a student research assistant at our institute.
You may send us your application or contact us by phone or e-mail. 

Bachelor projectsPhD students Kathrin Götze and Richard Zahn conduct research on current topics in solid state physics

  • Magnetization studies of novel magnetic materials

    Novel magnetic materials will be investigated by means of SQUID or vibrating-sample magnetometry. You will use advanced measurement techniques and devices in order to study novel magnetic compounds at extreme sample conditions. You will perform the experiments by use of computer-assisted data acquisition and analyse your data by means of modern software tools.  

  • Electronical and thermodynamic transport
    In this project, you will perform measurements of the electronical and thermodynamical transport. These experiments will be conducted at extreme sample conditions (low temperatures, high magnetic fields, high pressures).
  • Thermometry at extreme sample conditions
    Precise thermometry at very low temperatures and high magnetic fields is an ambitious task. It needs to be attuned to experimental measurement techniques. There are several methods at choice, e.g. resistance, permeability, permittivity, Coulomb blockade or nuclear spin resonance thermometry. In your bachelor work, you will address one of these techniques in experiment and its underlying theoretical concept.

The student will be supported by the HLD team.

Master projects 

  • Thermodynamics of spin-ice compounds
    Investigation of the magnetic ground state of spin-ice compounds by means of heat-capacity measurements at very low temperatures. You will perform thermodynamic measurements by using the ultralow-temperature equipment of the HLD. Magnetic fields applied to the sample will be produced in superconducting magnets. 
  • Quantum oscillation measurements in strongly correlated electron systems
    You will utilize high magnetic fields in order to observe quantum oscillations by means of high resolution transport (Shubnikov- de Haas effect) or magnetization (de Haas-van Alphen effect) measurements. Your data will give insight into the band structure and Fermi surface of novel, not yet understood materials.
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance measurements
    Investigations of superconducting and magnetic materials by means of nuclear magnetic resonance measurements.

PhD projects

  • We are always looking for talented PhD students with very good university degree (Diploma/Master) in physics for thermodynamic and spectroscopic investigations of novel solid-state materials (for instance, frustrated magnets or superconductors) at extremely high magnetic fields (up to 95 T) and very low temperatures (down to 10 mK).

Postdoc positions

Available vacancies are listed here.Dr. Geoffrey Chanda in the NMR-Lab