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Matthias Hettler

Dr. Matthias Hettler

Tel: +49 (0)721 608-26433

matthias hettler∂kit edu

KIT Campus North
Building 640



Our funding comes from a variety of sources including:



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 and energy as defined by the Helmholtz Association.

Publications & Patents

To get an overview of our latest research, view our most recent publications and dissertations or read about our innovative technological applications and patents. Lists of publications grouped by topic are also included under each of the research areas.


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.

Research Areas | Recent Publications

Carbon-based Nanostructures
Carbon-based Nanostructures

Nanosystems based on sp2-carbon such as fullerenes, carbon nanotubes or graphene are of tremendous scientific and technological interest.

Batteries based on flouride shuttle
Electrochemical Energy and Hydrogen 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.

molecular electronics
Molecular Electronics

Our work with magnetic molecules showcases the ability to manipulate quantum degrees of freedom in a transport experiment.

Atomic resolution image of a triple line in ncPd and corresponding strain analysis
Nanomaterials and Nanocatalysis

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

Optomechanical memory
Photonic Nanostructures

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.

Nichtlokaler Transport in Supraleiter Hybridstrukturen
Quantum Transport and Correlations

Advances in nanostructuring allow the fabrication of ever smaller and increasingly complex devices which display spectacular quantum effects in transport.