Institute of Nanotechnology
Anorganic Chemistry LaboratoryKIT/INT

Our Research

We investigate a broad range of topics in nanoscience and nanotechnology, from fundamental questions of quantum transport at low temperatures to the production of nanostructured materials and their application to future devices and commercial products. Our research contributes to the research fields Key Technologies (Information starting from 2021) and Energy as defined by the Helmholtz Association.

To get an overview of our latest research, view our most recent publications and dissertations or read about our innovative technological applications and patents.

 

Research Areas

Each of our research areas listed below is comprised of a range of projects conducted by teams of scientists who often collaborate across disciplines and with partner institutions.

Batteries based on flouride shuttleKIT/Fichtner
Electrochemical Energy Storage

Renewable energies such as wind and solar power are in need of efficient energy storage systems.

Electronic structure of clusters
Functional Molecules

Because chemistry allows the synthesis of atomically precise copies of a given molecule, it is the ultimate method of "bottom-up" nanofabrication.

Atomic resolution image of a triple line in ncPd and corresponding strain analysis
Nanomaterials by Information-Guided Design

Nanomaterials, comprised primarily of surfaces and interfaces, display surprising properties that we can influence through controllable stimuli.

Optomechanical memory
Nano-Optics & Photonics

By combining STED ideas with direct laser writing (DLW), we are able to produce photonic crystals with band gaps at visible frequencies.

Lipid Diffraction Gratings
Printable Systems: Materials and Methods

Our research is focused on printing electronic devices based on inorganic nanomaterials and the development of novel printing technologies.