INT | Nanostructured Materials

Research Unit Nanostructured Materials

Welcome to the homepage of the Research Unit Nanostructured Materials of Prof. Dr-Ing. Horst Hahn. Our expertise lies in synthesis, analysis, and application of novel nano-sized materials by innovative methods.
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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.

Horst Hahn
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Horst Hahn
Executive Director and Research Unit Chair

+49 721 608-26351horst hahnWli3∂kit edu

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute of Nanotechnology
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

News & Publications

Nanoglass YouTube Video feature Professor Horst Hahn
Nanoglass- material of the future

Learn more about Nanoglass in this interview with our institute director, Professor Horst Hahn, on YouTube (German).

Watch the video
Nature Comm_Molinari
Hybrid supercapacitors for reversible control of magnetism.

Magnetoelectric coupling is realized at the interface between a magnetic thin film of LSMO and an ionic liquid electrolyte  by exploiting electric double layer and pseudocapacitive charging processes.

Nature Communications 8, 15339 (2017) doi:10.1038/ncomms15339
The Insitute of Nanotechnology and the Herbert Gleiter Institute plan to conduct complementary research. (Photo: Nils Gräber, KIT)
KIT Nanotechnology - A Model for China

The Chinese Nanjing University of Science and Technology is establishing a nanoscience institute using the Institute of Na-notechnology (INT) of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) as a model. 

Press Release

Research Topics

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High Entropy Materials

Novel materials with high-entropy stabilization for applications in magnets, electronics and energy storage.

Tunable Properties of Materials

Exploring novel materials with fully-reversible tunability of magnetism of magnetism via application of electrical stimulus.

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Mechanical Synthesis and Properties of Nanomaterials

Developping new metallic materials with enhanced properties

Printed Materials and Applications
Printed Materials

Development of materials, techniques, processes, and circuits for printed electronic devices.

Cluster-Assembled Materials

Investigation and development of synthesis methods, properties, and assembling of clusters.

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Electron Microscopy

Advanced structural, compositional and functional materials characterization for correlations between synthesis/processing and properties/functionality

Nanoglasses Group

A novel class of non-crystalline materials with controllable atomic/electronic structures corresponding to the structures of modern technologically utilized crystalline materials.

Low-Power Electronics

Design, production, and analysis of advanced electronics and logics using printed building blocks.