Quantum transport forms the core of quantum computing circuits. We employ Dirac materials, such as single and multi-layer graphene for studying spin transport at low and ultra-low temperatures. This allows us to reveal intricate low-energy quasiparticle excitation in spin and pseudo-spin transport via microwave spectroscopy and by making use of surface acoustic waves (SAWs). This effort is led by Dr. Lars Tiemann with theory support by Dr. Marta Prada.
Our main focus here is on atomic-layer-deposition (ALD) for growing and over-growing a whole variety of materials. ALD is an extremely flexible technique enabling materials deposition on 3D-nanostructures. This effort of our group is led by Dr. Robert Zierold and is embedded in the recently extended Collaborative Research Group (SFB-986) with the Technical University of Hamburg. We also work closely with the molecular-beam-epitaxy group, focusing on the growth of GaN-heterostructures.
Over the last two decades we have ventured into biophysics with building tailored circuits. Beginning with on-chip patch clamping solutions (now commericalized by Nanion Technologies GmbH, Munich, Germany, founded by N. Fertig, J. Behrends and R. H. Blick) over to nanowire chips for single cell stimulation and 3D nano printed devices for Brain-on-chip (BOC) devices. We work with several groups at the University Clinics of Hamburg (UKE) and the IME Fraunhofer Institute on stem cells.