Institute of Applied Physics (AP)
Dr. H. Kalt
Dr. G. U. Nienhaus
Dr. Th. Schimmel
Dr. M. Wegener
Experimental investigations of semiconductors and optical properties of solids in general focussing on technical applications, nano-structures and nano-technology.
- Optical spectroscopy with high spatial and temporal resolution; spin-optoelectronics; semiconductor quantum dots; ZnO nano-rods for optoelectronics; quasi-ballistic transport of excitons; energy transfer in artificial light-harvesting complexes; macromolecular antennas. [AG Kalt]
- Structure, dynamics and functionality of heme proteins; Structure and functionality of fluorescent proteins; Single-molecule experiments on folding and functionality of proteins and RNA; Ultra-high resolution optical microscopy for investigation of cellular processes; Organic-anorganic nanostructures. [AG Nienhaus]
- Nano-physics and fundamentals of nano-technology. Focussing on the development of new methods of nano structuring; nano-electronics and atomic electronics on the basis of the developed single-atom transistor; material research on the nano-scale in particular with scanning probe microscopy. [AG Schimmel]
- Design and fabrication (electron-beam lithography, direct laser writing, holography) and characterization of 3D photonic crystals and meta-materials. Linear and non-linear, near-field optical and femtosecond spectroscopy. Optical near-field microscopy in biologic systems (e.g. pores on cellular membranes). [AG Wegener]
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