Future information technology (FIT)

QP / Research areas "Energy" and "Key Technologies"

During the last decade new classes of materials have been discovered that may become components for future information technologies. These materials allow faster and more energy efficient information processing and storage. Quantum effects are the key to understanding their physical behavior and figure prominently in this research.
HZB is involved with two of four topics: "Controlling Spin-based Phenomena" and "Controlling Collective States." The aim of this research is to shed light on electronic phenomena like spontaneous order in crystal and spin lattices. Our aim is to make it possible to use the magnetic properties of electrons in information processing, storage, and transmission. BESSY II is ideally suited to studying these processes in the femtosecond range.