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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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Sept. 13, 2022 Best Poster Award

Congratulations to Gökhan for getting another poster award, this time at Swiss ePrint!

Sept. 12, 2022 1st price PhD Video Pitch Contest Dept 040

Congratulations to Lars for getting the first price at Empa Dept 040 PhD Video Pitch Contest !

Sept. 08, 2022 Present at SwissSkills

Thanks to Dominik, Nick & Sofie for helping out at this weeks SwissSkills 2022 booth for the Physics Laboratory Technician

Sept. 06, 2022 Welcome to Frederik

Frederik Van Veen just joined our Quantum Device team to work for his PhD on Prof. Dr. Mickael Perrin's ERC project, developing a particle exchange heat engine. Welcome to the lab!

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".

Diethelm M, Devižis A, Hu W‐H, Zhang T, Furrer R, Vael C, Jenatsch S, Nüesch F & Hany R

Advanced Functional Materials, 2203643 (10 pp.). (2022)

Huez C, Guerin D, Lenfant S, Volatron F, Calame M, Perrin M, Proust A & Vuillaume D

Nanoscale. (2022)

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).

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