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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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Transport at Nanoscale Interfaces Laboratory

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March 2020 - NEW positions open:

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

PhD (pdf) and Postdoc (pdf) on Electron & phonon hydrodynamic transport in engineered 2D materials

June 01, 2020 Welcome Jonas!

We are happy to welcome Jonas Gartmann in our electronic developement-team.

May 29, 2020 New Masterprojects available

We are looking for students interested to perform a master thesis. New topics are available!

May 13, 2020

Congratulations to Dominik for successfully defending his master thesis "Low Frequency Noise Measurement in Graphene Devices" !

Mar. 02, 2020 Seminar at 15:00, VE102

Prof. Dr. Damien Thompson: Predictive Materials Modelling from Atoms to Devices

Feb. 19, 2020 Seminar at 14:00, VE102

Dr. Mohammad Zahedinejad: Spin Hall nano-oscillators: Gigahertz neurons

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.

Nirmalraj P, List J, Battacharya S, Howe G, Xu L, Thompson D and Mayer M

Science Advances  08 Apr 2020, Vol. 6, no. 15

Ma H, Sologubenko AS, Döbeli M, Sanvito K, Heusi A, Pletscher K & Spolenak R

Acta Materialia, 187, 153-165. (2020)

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