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Transport at Nanoscale Interfaces Laboratory

Our interdisciplinary team gathers physicists, materials scientists, (bio-) chemists, and engineers focusing on bringing novel materials to devices. We are interested in understanding the fundamental electronic, optoelectronic, thermal and ionic transport processes involved in atomically-precise nanostructures and low-dimensional materials. The heterogeneous integration of novel nanomaterials requires custom-made methods for nanoscale patterning and interfaces nanostructuring. Overall, we strive to master the chain of competences leading from designer materials with tailored quantum properties to devices with targeted application in information & quantum technology, energy conversion & storage as well as biochemical sensing & diagnostics.



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Prof. Dr. Michel Calame
Head of Laboratory

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Postdoctoral researcher position on blood-based detection of Alzheimer’s Disease using nanoscale imaging and chemical spectroscopy

April 25, 2023 Congratulations to Nick & Sofie

Congratulations to Sofie and Nick for receiving the "excellent" rating for their project on plastic separation using terahertz radiation at the 57th National Competition of Swiss Youth in Science! 

April 10, 2023 Welcome to David

Welcome to David Gryc, who is working on his master project on Nanoscopy of graphene and twisted graphene under THz regime, under the supervision of Elena Mavrona.

April 03, 2023 Welcome to Bhaskar

Bhaskar Ghawri just joined our Quantum Devices Group and will work on graphene nanoribbons and explore their electric and thermoelectric properties. Welcome!

March 03, 2023 Welcome to Sophie

Welcome to Sophie Hardmeier, who is working on her master thesis project on chemical effects on blood clots using nanoscale analytics, under the supervision of Peter Nirmalraj.

March 01, 2023 Welcome to Angel

Welcome to Angel Labordet Álvarez, who is working on his master project with Phonon Anharmonicities in 9-Atom Wide Armchair Graphene Nanoribbons, under the supervision of Mira Dimitrievska.

Paul, R., Tabernig, S. W., Reñé Sapera, J., Hurni, J., Tiede, A., Liu, X., Damry DA., Conti V., Zamani M., Escobar Steinvall S., Dimitrievska M., Alarcon-Lladó E., Piazza V., Boland J., Haug F-J., Polman A. & Fontcuberta i Morral, A. 

Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 256, 112349 (9 pp.) (2023)

Huang, W., Paul, T., Watanabe, K., Taniguchi, T., Perrin, M. L., & Calame, M. 

Physical Review Research, 5(2), 023075 (11 pp.) (2023).

Liu, Z., Luo, Z., Shorubalko, I., Vockenhuber, C., Heyderman, L. J., Gambardella, P., & Hrabec, A. 

Physical Review B, 107(10), L100412 (7 pp.).(2023).

Černý, R., Brighi, M., Wu, H., Zhou, W., Dimitrievska, M., Murgia, F., Gulino V., de Jongh PE., Trump BA. & Udovic, T. J. 

Molecules, 28(5), 2296 (12 pp.).(2023).

Ramanandan, S. P., Giunto, A., Stutz, E. Z., Reynier, B., Lefevre, I. T. F. M., Rusu, M.,Schorr S., Unold T., Fontcuberta I. Morral A., Márquez JA. & Dimitrievska, M. 

Journal of Physics Energy, 5(1), 014013.(2023).

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