Solid State Physics, Nanophysics

In the field of solid-state physics and nanophysics we investigate the properties of nanomaterials in the solid physical state.

In the field of solid-state physics and nanophysics we investigate the properties of nanomaterials in the solid physical state. This ranges from the investigation of optical, magnetic and electronic properties of nanostructures to the understanding of basic processes in the conversion of non-superconducting to superconducting solids. In addition, we study possible applications of these physical processes for developing of new technologies.


At the Faculty of Physics, solid-state physics and nanophysics cover various research areas. We are interested in the dynamics of optical excitations in hybrid nanostructures. We develop methods for the controlled production and characterization of novel nanomaterials, such as colloidal nanocrystals, nanotubes, or two-dimensional nanostructures. This includes the investigation of physical processes that lead to the photocatalytic conversion of sunlight into energy, or that control the transport of charge carriers in semiconductors and metals. Research groups of the faculty also deal with the analysis of fundamental processes in organic and atomically thin inorganic semiconductors as a basis for applications in solar cells, light-emitting diodes or transistors. Furthermore, we explore the link between nanophysics and biophysics to quantitatively investigate physical processes in biological systems. Quantum effects often play an essential role in nanostructures and thus link classical solid-state physics with quantum optics and quantum electronics.

Professors

Prof. Dr. Emiliano Cortés
Plasmonic Chemistry / Imaging and time-resolved electrocatalysis and photocatalysis / Nanomaterials for energy-conversion

Prof. Dr. Jan von Delft
Mesoscopic physics / Electron transportation via strongly correlated nanostructures / Solid state-based quantum information processing

Prof. Dr. Jochen Feldmann
Semiconductor nanocrystals and optoelectronics / Photocatalyst nanoparticles and synthetic fuels / Photoactive nano-bio-particles and medicine

Prof. Dr. Alexander Högele
Quantum optics & photonics of semiconductor nanostructures / Low-temperature spectroscopy of low-dimensional materials / Hybrid photofunctional nanosystems

Prof. Dr. Roland Kersting
Terahertz dynamics in nanostructures / Terahertz photonics / Instrumentation for time-resolved THz microscopy

Prof. Dr. Matthias Kling
Attosecond spectroscopy of molecules and nanoscale solids / Controlling and imaging ultrafast molecular dynamics / Multi-modal microscopy for medical applications

Prof. Dr. Stefan Maier
Nanophotonics for energy conversion, sensing and optoelectronics / Plasmonics and metasurfaces / Hybrid nanomaterials

Prof. Dr. Lode Pollet
Strongly correlated many-body systems / Ultracold atomic gases / Topological phases and Computational physics

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schollwöck
Strongly correlated low-dimensional solids / Ultracold atom gases / Dynamics of strongly correlated quantum systems far from equilibrium

Prof. Dr. Alexander Urban
Optical spectroscopy on low-dimensional single crystals / Halide perovskite nanocrystals / Exciton dynamics in semiconductor nanostructures

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