research

applications

Most of our research projects are devoted to device applications in the area of future information technology. We target specific aspects of current and future nanoelectronic devices, in particular ultra-dense non-volatile memories and non-conventional logic gates which are typically 10 years and more ahead of industrial production. In addition, we investigate devices and systems based on related physical and chemical phenomena, such as energy harvesting components, integrated batteries, components for mobile communication, and dedicated sensor arrays.
Many of our projects are conducted with international partners from the electronics industries and from leading academic research institutions.

Redox-based Tera-bit memories
Nanoscale resistive switching phenomena based, for example, on transition metall oxides or electrochemical metallization cells are considered as a future follow-up technology well beyond NOR and NAND flash.
Novel charge-based devices
Advanced dielectric materials such as high-k perovskites and ferroelectrics boost the performance of traditional charge-based random access memories.
Logic devices and nanoarchitecture
Alternative architectures such as programmable cross-bar array and unconventional devices such as all-oxide field effect transistors pave the way to more energy efficient information processing and additional functionalities incorporated into chips.
Energy conversion & Energy harvesting
Photoelectrocatalytic generation of hydrogen (H2) from water by sunlight can be efficently conducted through nanostructured oxide electrodes. In addition, harvesting energy from ambient sources is an efficient way to supply energy for independent microdevices.
Sensors and sensor arrays
Dedicated microsensors such as chemical sensors for specific gases as well as sensor arrays such as artificial skin are required in numerous intelligent systems for a wide variety of applications.