Research Unit Nanostructured Materials
Our research unit covers a vast range of science topics from fundamental research on particle-wave-dualism to applied device research on printed electronic cicuits. To do so, we explore new material classes like nanoglasses, high entropy oxides, variable magnets, or metastable alloys using synthesis methods such as ultra-selective high-vacuum cluster deposition, high pressure torsion, and inert gas cooling. By high-end transition electron microscopy, we can analyze our materials and processes on the atomic scale.
Have a look at our team of material scientists, physists, chemists, and electrical engineers and start your journey to share our excitement for nanostructured materials.
Researchers of KIT are developing an entirely new solar cell concept within the project “Novel liquid applied ceramic solar cells” (KeraSolar). It unifies photovoltaics with ceramic functional materials to combine the advantages of different solar cell technologies: Printability of organic and long-term stability of crystalline solar cells as well as ferroelectricity of perovskites. The project is funded by the Carl Zeiss Foundation with EUR 4.5 million.Press release
For their latest publications in ChemElectroChem and Batteries & Supercaps, Jaehoon Jeong and Parvathy Anitha Sukkurji achieved the opportunity to create the cover page. Together with Christian Grupe the cover images were prepared and can be found on the latest issues of the respective journals.
Learn more about Nanoglass in this interview with our institute director, Professor Horst Hahn, on YouTube (German).Watch the video