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 | Recent Publications
Nanosystems based on sp2-carbon such as fullerenes, carbon nanotubes or graphene are of tremendous scientific and technological interest.
Renewable energies such as wind and solar power are in need of efficient energy storage systems.
Because chemistry allows the synthesis of atomically precise copies of a given molecule, it is the ultimate method of "bottom-up" nanofabrication.
Our work with magnetic molecules showcases the ability to manipulate quantum degrees of freedom in a transport experiment.
Nanomaterials, comprised primarily of surfaces and interfaces, display surprising properties that we can influence through controllable stimuli.
By combining STED ideas with direct laser writing (DLW), we are able to produce photonic crystals with band gaps at visible frequencies.
Our research is focused on printing electronic devices based on inorganic nanomaterials and the development of novel printing technologies.
Advances in nanostructuring allow the fabrication of ever smaller and increasingly complex devices which display spectacular quantum effects in transport.