Claudia Felser is Professor at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids in Dresden and at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, both Germany. She established the research field of Heusler compounds 15 years ago. This remarkable class of materials contains several metallic elements in one lattice structure.
Heusler compounds have been known for a long time, but only recently have a wide range of their extraordinary functionalities attracted significant attention. These have made the compounds attractive as half-metallic high-temperature ferri- and ferromagnets, multiferroic shape-memory alloys, and topological insulators.
Claudia Felser outlines the fascinating functionalities of Heusler compounds and explains what needs to be done to develop new materials for energy technology. Read the text and join the discussion.
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- Materials for Energy Technology,
March 4, 2015.
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