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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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Jul 14, 2022 René Hornung Price

Congratulations to Arno Römmeler, former PhD-student of our group measurement technology, for getting the René-Hornung-Price 2021 of the Swiss society for nondestructive testing (SGZP) for his project "Air coupled ultrasonic defect detection in thin walled polymer specimens with Lamb waves".

Jul 11, 2022 Congratulations to Claudio

Congratulations to Claudio for successfully finishing his apprenticeship as Physics Laboratory Technician VET and obtaining the Federal Vocational Baccalaureate (Engineering, Architecture, Life Sciences)!

Jul 11, 2022 Poster Award

Congratulations to Gökhan for getting a Poster Award at Gordon Research Conference for Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystal!

Jul 07, 2022 Best Poster Award

Congratulations to Lars for getting Best Poster Award at Swiss Nano Convention 2022!

May 19, 2022 Congratulations to Mickael for being appointed Professor at ETH Zürich

Congratulations to Dr. Mickael Perrin for being appointed as Assistant Professor of Low-​dimensional Quantum Electronics in the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineeringat ETH Zürich! See also the Empa news.

Hamon L, Andrusenko I, Borzì A, Stiefel M, Carl S, Frison R, Cervellino A, Gemmi M, Santiso-Quinones G, Hovestreydt E, Neels A & Collings IE

Materials Advances. (2022)

La Mattina, F., Erni, R., Rossell, M. D., Bona, G. L., & Shengelaya, A. 

Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, 35(7), 1801-1805. (2022).

Borin Barin G, Sun Q, Di Giovannantonio M, Du C‐Z, Wang X‐Y, Llinas JP, Mutlu Z, Lin Y, Wilhelm J, Overbeck J, Daniels C, Lamparski M, Sahabudeen H, Perrin ML, Urgel JI, Mishra S, Kinikar A, Widmer R, Stolz S, Bommert M, Pignedoli C, Feng X, Calame M, Müllen K, Narita A, Meunier V, Bokor J, Fasel R & Ruffieux P

Small, 2202301 (10 pp.). (2022)

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