Peter Adler

Lecture title: Magnetic phase transitions in iron compounds with composite anionic lattices probed by Mössbauer spectroscopy.

Peter Adler studied chemistry at the University of Mainz. He obtained his PhD degree in 1988 with a work reporting Mössbauer spectroscopy studies of spincrossover complexes which was performed under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Philipp Gütlich. In 1997 he habilitated in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Mainz.

Dr. Adler worked as research scientist in the groups of Prof. Dr. Arndt Simon and Prof. Dr. Bernhard Keimer at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart and as lecturer at the universities of Karlsruhe and Mainz. Since 2012 he is staff scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden, in the department of Solid State Chemistry headed by Prof. Dr. Claudia Felser.

His research interests include the application of Mössbauer spectroscopy for the study of various material classes of contemporary interest, like iron-based oxides and Heusler phases, as well as iron chalcogenide and pnictide materials.

Further on, strongly correlated magnetic compounds like transition metal oxides (perovskites, double perovskites, Ruddlesden-Popper phases) or anionic systems with partially filled p shells (alkali metal superoxides and sesquioxides) are a main area of interest.