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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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Tenure Track Group Leader in Nanomaterials Spectroscopy & Photonics (pdf)

PhD (pdf) and Postdoc (pdf) on Exotic electron and phonon transport regimes in patterned 2D systems

Phd on Exotic electron and phonon transport regimes in patterned 2D systems

Recent publications

Single-molecule functionality in electronic components based on orbital resonances

Perrin M. L., Eelkema R.,Thijssen J., Grozema F. C.  and  van der Zant H. S. J. 

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2020,

Volcano in the pocket: danger induced by electronic cigarettes

Junker, T., Schramm, J., Held, M., & Keller, D. I.

Praxis. Schweizerische Rundschau für Medizin, 109(4), 297-300. (2020)

Release of graphene-related materials from epoxy-based composites: characterization, quantification and hazard assessment in vitro

Netkueakul W,   Korejwo D,   Hammer T,   Chortarea S,   Rupper P,   Braun O,   Calame M,   Rothen-Rutishauser B,    Buerki-Thurnherr T,   Wick  P and  Wang J

Nanoscale, (2020)

Controlled quantum dot formation in atomically engineered graphene nanoribbon field-effect transistors

El Abbassi M, Perrin ML, Borin Barin G, Sangtarash S, Overbeck J, Braun O, Lambert CJ, Sun Q, Prechtl T, Narita A, Müllen K, Ruffieux P, Sadeghi H, Fasel R & Calame M

ACS Nano. (2020)

Towards industrialization of perovskite solar cells using slot die coating

Verma A, Martineau D, Hack E, Makha M, Turner E, Nüesch F & Heier J

Journal of Materials Chemistry C.

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