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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.


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!