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Our interdisciplinary team gathers physicists, materials scientists, (bio-) chemists, and engineers. We are interested in understanding the fundamental electronic, optoelectronic, thermal and ionic transport processes involved in atomically-precise nanostructures and low-dimensional materials. To fabricate our structures and devices, we pioneer the heterogeneous integration of novel nanomaterials by mastering custom-made methods for nanoscale patterning and interfaces nanostructuring. We strive to master the whole competence chain from designer materials with tailored quantum properties to their application in information technology, energy conversion as well as quantum and biochemical sensing.


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Tenure Track Group Leader in Nanomaterials Spectroscopy & Photonics (pdf)

PhD (pdf) and Postdoc (pdf) on Exotic electron and phonon transport regimes in patterned 2D systems

Phd on Exotic electron and phonon transport regimes in patterned 2D systems

July 06, 2020 Congratulations to Dylan, Janic and Jil!

Congratulations to Dylan, Janic and Jil to your successfully passing of the final apprenticeship exams!

July 06, 2020 Welcome to Daniel Sacre

Welcome Daniel to our group as new PhD in the field of THz imaging of wood. Hope you enjoy your time with us :-)

Jul 01, 2020 Welcome Alexandra Walser

Welcome Alexandra!

Hope your short masterproject-summerbreak time with us will be joyful & productive ;-)

June 19, 2020 Congratulations Jil, Dylan and Janic!

Congratulations Jil, Dylan and Janic for your success at the Berufsmatura!

June 19, 2020 Herzliche Gratulation Günter!

Congratulations and a big thank you Günter for 30 years of loyalty and commitment to Empa!

Perrin M. L., Eelkema R.,Thijssen J., Grozema F. C.  and  van der Zant H. S. J. 

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2020,

Junker, T., Schramm, J., Held, M., & Keller, D. I.

Praxis. Schweizerische Rundschau für Medizin, 109(4), 297-300. (2020)

Netkueakul W,   Korejwo D,   Hammer T,   Chortarea S,   Rupper P,   Braun O,   Calame M,   Rothen-Rutishauser B,    Buerki-Thurnherr T,   Wick  P and  Wang J

Nanoscale, (2020)

El Abbassi M, Perrin ML, Borin Barin G, Sangtarash S, Overbeck J, Braun O, Lambert CJ, Sun Q, Prechtl T, Narita A, Müllen K, Ruffieux P, Sadeghi H, Fasel R & Calame M

ACS Nano. (2020)

Verma A, Martineau D, Hack E, Makha M, Turner E, Nüesch F & Heier J

Journal of Materials Chemistry C.

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