Nano and Materials Sciences

In Konstanz, challenges in the area of condensed matter and materials lie at the heart of the nano and material sciences. They include properties of quantum matter as well as improved high-tech materials and corresponding applications. Fundamental quantum technologies enable new possibilities by making – often elusive – quantum effects accessible for sensing, computational analysis and visualization. Creating materials with novel mechanical, optical, electronic or magnetic properties by controlling the assembly of nanostructures and their interaction make new functionalities available for a broad range of applications, including high-tech materials and nanoscale energy management.

Research in the nano and materials science is driven by the researchers in our DFG-funded CRC 1214 “Anisotropic Particles as Building Blocks: Tailoring Shape, Interactions, and Structures” and the departments of Chemistry and Physics.