Electronic Materials

Our research, undertaken in close cooperation with our partner institute at RWTH Aachen University, focuses on the nanoelectronics of the future. To this end, we investigate electronic phenomena in oxides and electronically-active organic molecules.

Head: Prof. Dr. Rainer Waser

News and Events

Schichtweiser Aufbau eines Katalysatormaterials

Increasing the Activity of Catalysts

A layer as thin as a single atom makes a huge difference: On the surface of an electrode, it doubles the amount of water split in an electrolysis system without increasing the energy requirements. Thus, the ultrathin layer also doubles the amount of hydrogen produced without increasing costs. Researchers from Jülich, Aachen, Stanford, and Berkeley report on this in the latest edition of the journal Nature Materials.


PGI Colloquium: Prof. Dr. Chris Leighton, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

Recently, incorporation of electrolytes (e.g., ionic liquids) into field-effect transistors has been shown to enable electric double layer transistors, which can induce large (1015 cm-2) carrier densities at surfaces. These correspond to substantial fractions of an electron or hole per unit cell in most materials, sufficient to electrically control electronic phase transitions.



New concepts in information technology.



Computer simulation with high-performance computers.



Electronic Materials Research Lab (EMRL) consits of IWE II at RWTH Aachen and IEM at Forschungszentrum Jülich.