Unusual superconductivity

Intermetallics never cease to amaze us with their fascinating properties! In our recent work with colleagues from Genova, we discovered and described the unusual superconductivity in crystallographically disordered RT2−xSn2 compounds.

Read the full article here.

New grant


AVM received a Novo Nordisk Foundation Challenge Programme grant under the theme Novel or emerging technologies for sustainable and continuous energy supply (60 million DKK over 6 years).


“SMARTER – Salt Melts for Advanced Reactor Technology and Energy Research” can tackle the critical challenges of providing society with an economical, safe, stable, and sustainable energy solution. The project will be critical for closing the knowledge gaps in Molten Salt Reactor technology.

SMARTER brings together researchers Prof. Dr. Anja-Verena Mudring and Prof. Dr. Gerd Meyer (Aarhus University) with Prof. Dr. Robin Rogers (University of Wyoming) and Prof. Dr. Thomas Albrecht-Schönzart (Colorado School of Mines).

Read the press release from Novo Nordisk.


Improving our understanding of the structure of ionic liquids

Ionic liquids, room temperature molten salts, can be tailored for specific applications, involving particular properties such as electroresponsivity. We recently discovered the critical role of anions in controlling this feature.

Read about our collaborative investigation of three nonhalogenated ionic liquids in terms of their bulk and electro-interfacial nanoscale structures using small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) and neutron reflectivity (NR) to understand the structure of ionic liquids:

Anion Architecture Controls Structure and Electroresponsivity of Anhalogenous Ionic Liquids in a Sustainable Fluid