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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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July 16, 2021 Congratulations to Oliver !

Congratulations to Oliver Braun for successfully defending his PhD Thesis entitled "Thermoelectric Effects in Nanoscale Devices"!

May 17, 2021 Congratulations to Gökhan!

Gökhan received the best ePoster prize at this years #QDsSCHOOL . Congratulations!

May 17, 2021 Welcome to Erfu! :-)

Erfu Wu joins our lab to start his PhD on advanced perovskite photodetectors.

May 03, 2021 Welcome to Patrik ! =)

Dr. Patrik Rohner joins the lab to establish electrohydrodynamic nanoprinting @EMPA in a collaborative effort of EMPA and ETHZ (Prof. Maksym Kovalenko).

April 26, 2021 Seminar by JC Blancon

Understanding the synthesis, structure, and physics of hybrid 2D perovskites for efficient optoelectronics


Pósa L, Balogh Z, Krisztián D, Balázs P, Sánta B, Furrer R, Csontos M & Halbritter A

npj 2D Materials and Applications, 5, 57 (9 pp.).(2021)

Dvurecenska, K., Diamantakos, I., Hack, E., Lampeas, G., Patterson, E. A., & Siebert, T.

Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design, 56(4), 265-272. 2021

El Abbassi, M., Overbeck, J., Braun, O., Calame, M., van der Zant, H. S. J., & Perrin, M. L.

Communications Physics, 4, 50 (9 pp.).  (2021).

Valzania, L., Dong, J., & Gigan, S. 

Optics Letters, 46(6), 1357 (4 pp.) (2021)

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