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Friedrich Wilhelm Prize Tobias Schmitt
Friedrich Wilhelm Prize for Tobias Schmitt
Tobias Schmitt from PGI-9 received for his diploma thesis „Low-dimensional Josephson junctions based on molecular beam epitaxy grown topological insulator thin films“ the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Prize of the RWTH Aachen University. The award is endowed with a prize money of 500 Euro. The Friedrich Wilhelm Prize of the RWTH Aachen grants the award for excellent scientific achievements. The award ceremony took place on November 30th at RWTH Aachen University.
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Semiconductor nanowires can be formed directly by using the so-called bottom-up approach. In contrast to the usual top-down method where optical or electron beam lithography is employed, this approach has the potential to simply the fabrication of low-dimensional semiconductor nanostructures enormously. More: Research Topic …



What alternatives are there to present computers based on crystals of silicon or other semiconductors? What is – from a physical point of view – the smallest possible device that can be used to perform computational processes? Is there a minimum amount of energy required for floating point operations?

Three students attending the JARA FIT labcourse dressed in a cleanroom overall

JARA FIT Lab Course

Students are invited to participate in the JARA-FIT Lab Course Nanoelectronics. The goal of the practical course is to advance students to current research topics from nano-electronics. Therefore selected experiments take place at genuine research equipments. More: JARA FIT Lab Course …