Physical Chemistry of Nanoscale Systems

Welcome to the website of Prof. Kappes´research unit Physical Chemistry of Nanoscale Systems at the Institute of Nanotechnology within the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

Our research contributes to the Helmholtz funded  topics Functional Molecules, Carbon-based Nanostructures and Nanomaterials and Nanocatalysis.

For a detailed description of our current research activities at the INT please have a look at our research pages.

For more information on the activities on KIT Campus South see also: Institute of Physical Chemistry External Link

Director and Research Unit Chair

Prof. Dr. Manfred Kappes
Physical Chemistry of Nanoscale Systems

0721/608-26973 or -42094 (IPC)


Wrapped SWNTs for Short-Channel Transistors

Highly enriched samples of semiconducting single walled carbon nanotubes have been prepared by combining polymer-wrapping with size-exclusion chromatography.

ACS Nano Article
Structures of small ruthenium clusters

The structures of ruthenium cluster anions have been investigated using a combination of trapped ion electron diffraction and density functional theory computations in the size range from eight to twenty atoms.

JCP Article
Separation of Double-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Using size exclusion chromatography we separation raw carbon nanotube material into fractions of double-walled and single-walled carbon nanotubes. The presented technique is easily scalable and offers an alternative to traditional density gradient ultracentrifugation methods.

ACS NANO Article