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Hybrid Nanosystems

Area 2 - Hybrid Nanosystems

Principal Investigators:

TUM, WSI J. Finley, A. Holleitner
LMU A. Hartschuh, A. Högele, T. Liedl, B. Lotsch, S. Maier
WMI R. Gross
Uni Augsburg P. Hänggi, H. Krenner, A. Wixforth

Hybrid Nanosystems Research at NIM

Research Area II functions as NIM’s “nano foundry.” Here, the scientists create novel systems with optimized or even completely new properties by ingeniously linking various existing nanostructures into hybrid nanosystems. They are primarily based on nanoscale objects coming from the other four Research Areas.

The expectation is that, when newly combined, these structures, with their optical, electrical, magnetic or mechanical degrees of freedom, will cross-fertilize each other. Transfers of materials and methods from various disciplines, such as semiconductor technology and micro/nano fluidics, go hand in hand here.

The systems studied range from electro-optomechanical nanosystems, in which the mechanical degrees of freedom of nano resonators are coupled with their optical properties, through nanomagnetic systems to nanosystems based on biological structures. For example, biological self-assembly capabilities are utilized in realizing photonic devices or to customize and optimize the mechanical and magnetic properties of nanoscale matter.

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