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The scientific goal of the project "Topological order of electrons in solids: New materials, phenomena & application concepts" (UKRATOP) is to design new high-quality materials with exceptional surface and edge conditions resulting from their topological nature. The topological stability of the exotic physical properties of these materials can be of tremendous interest to the next generation of information technology.
UKRATOP is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF) under reference 01DK18002.


Installation of a new magnet cryostat with rotator stage for angle-dependent transport measurements.

German-Ukrainian Seminars on Quantum Materials, a series of online lectures featuring Ukrainian and international scientists started on November 2022.

Joint workshop UKRAPRO from IFW Dresden, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems and Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf.

4th UKRATOP Workshop "Topological Phenomena in Quantum Materials" on May 31. Best three presentation by students were awarded an invitation all costs included to DPG 2022 in Regensburg by the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft together with the Ukrainian Physical Society.

We welcome A. Chyzhykova and R. Kyrychenko to student research stays May 22.

Solidarity with Ukraine in face of the Russan attack. Research stays extended for scholarship holders. 

We welcome Ye. Borysenko, O. Kurysheva, E. Naichuk, I. Nimyi, A. Nosenko, I. Romanenko, A. Rosinskyi, Yu. Senyk, V. Verteletskyi, O. Zaiets to student research stays in Dresden in the winter semester 2021-22.

Training in the floating zone technique and operation of transferred furnace for two KAU students in Dresden.

Scientific equipment successfully transfered from IFW to KAU in Kyiv. 

UKRATOP master student Vira Shyta's work on deconfined quantum criticality in topological anisotropic 2D antiferromagnets published in Physical Review Letters.

We look forward to the research stay of  11 master students and 2 postdocs from October 2021.

The call for scholarships for research stays at IFW Dresden for Ukrainian master students/postdoc is now open. NEW DEADLINE: MARCH 5th 2021!!

We are glad to announce our 3rd UKRATOP Workshop "Topological Phenomena in Quantum Materials" on March 26th 2021.

We welcome Prof. V. Nikonova to her research stay at IFW during November 2020.

Our project has been prolonged to December 2022! This will allow us to complete the activites that were delayed by the Corona pandemic. In particular, research stays for students will be possible for the winter semester 2021-2022.  Additional funds will allow us to acquire a cryostat with a 14 T magnet that will allow us to better characterize topological materials.

We welcome M. Flaks to his student research stay at IFW during the winter semester 2020-2021.

Our first fully online event "UKRATOP DAYS 2020" took place on June 29th-July 2nd. We enjoyed progress reports from ten scholarsip holders, as well as nine seminars and a popular lecture as a part of our 2nd UKRATOP Workshop "Topological Phenomena in Quantum Materials". Five candidates from our 3rd Selection Workshop have been offered student scholarships. Congratulations!