Overview

We are exploring novel fabrication schemes and using their capabilities to create unique functional devices.

Applications range from the fabrication of nanoscale electronic devices, (nano-)fluidic concepts for particle placement, transport and separation, to novel devices for studying graphitic interfaces.


Focus areas

Nanochisel

Thermal scan­ning probe litho­graphy

A hot tip is used to produce patterns with sub-10-nm lateral and sub-1-nm vertical accuracy.

Geometric nanoscale confinement

Control of ob­jects in nano­fluid­ic con­fine­ment

Geometric nanoscale confinement is used to create an energy landscape for particles and control their behavior.

Particle assembly

Particle assembly

New active col­loi­dal ma­ter­i­als are pre­pared by a well-con­trol­led se­quen­tial as­sem­bly pro­cess.

Ask the experts

Armin Knoll

Armin Knoll

IBM Research scientist

Heiko Wolf

Heiko Wolf

IBM Research scientist


Projects & collaboration

ERC Topoplan

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under Starting Grant No. 307079.


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EU project SNM

Single Nanometer Manufacturing
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under Grant No. 318804.


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NCCR MSE

Molecular Systems Engineering


Partners

Collaboration partners include the groups of Prof. Elisa Riedo (CUNY NY, USA) and Prof. Lucio Isa (ETHZ).