The Material and Nano physics group perform basic and applied research in the areas of Functional materials, Materials Theory, Quantum materials, Spintronics, Sustainable Materials Research, Surface physics and Ultrafast electron microcopy.
The main areas of our activity are related to surfaces, interfaces, correlation effects, magnetism and nano-structures. We have in-house access to world class facilities in the areas of micro and nano-fabrication, electron and scanning probe microscopy as well as spectroscopy. Our staff are also large users of national and international synchrotron radiation facilities such as Maxlab, the Swiss Light Source and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility. Teaching is the other main activity of our staff and we are responsible for basic physics teaching as well as specialized and graduate courses. More detail about our research is given on the group pages.