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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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Engineer in Nanofabrication & Device Materials Analytics

Nov 21, 2022 Congratulations to Lars!

Congratulations to Dr. Lars Lüder for your successfull PhD-defense!

Nov 14, 2022 Congratulations to Mira

Congratulations to Dr. Mirjana Dimitrievska for the honor to be selected as the 2022 USERN laureate in the field of physical and chemical science!

Nov 14, 2022 Congratulations to Nick & Sofie

Congratulations to our Apprentices Sofie & Nick for receiving "Preis der Jury" and "Teilnehmerpreis" from this years Lehrlingswettbewerb Züri-Oberland!

Nov 07, 2022 Welcome to Peter!

Welcome to Peter in our Lab!

We hope you enjoy your PhD time with us =)

Oct 26, 2022 Alumni Event

On 29th September, we celebrated 25 years of educating physic laboratory technicians apprentices in a homecoming day for our alumni. Thanks to Dominik & Sofie for organizing.

Öztürk, Ö., Brönnimann, R., & Modregger, P. (2023).

Engineering, 252, 110502 (6 pp.). (2023)

John, R. A., Milozzi, A., Tsarev, S., Brönnimann, R., Boehme, S. C., Wu, E., Shorubalko I., Kovalenko MV. & Ielmini, D. (2022).

Science Advances, 8(51), eade0072 (12 pp.). (2022)

Saleem, M. S., Chen, Q., Shepelin, N. A., Dolabella, S., Rossell, M. D., Zhang, X., Kronawitter CX, La Mattina F & Braun, A.

ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 14(50), 55915-55924. (2022)

Mavrona, E., Hu, Y., De Freitas Siqueira, G., Rüggeberg, M., Popov, S., Berglund, L. A., Hack E., Nyström G. & Zolliker, P. (2023).

Optical Materials Express, 13(1), 92-103. (2023)

Bryan, L., Awasthi, S., Li, Y., Nirmalraj, P. N., Balog, S., Yang, J., & Mayer, M. (2022).

ACS Omega, 7(50), 47009-47014. (2022)

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