Partner: Forschungszentrum Jülich

Forschungszentrum Jülich

Forschungszentrum Jülich is a member of the Helmholtz Association of German research centres employing 4200 staff who work in the research topics information, health and environment, as well as energy. The topic information is represented by the Jülich research programme "Fundamentals of Future Information Technology" unifying eight institutes of Jülich into a research programme comprising 164 researchers. The programme is focused on new materials and concepts for nanoelectronics with particular emphasis on charge based electronics (More than More and Beyond CMOS), spintronics and quantum information, bio- and molecular electronics, sensorics and new materials and phenomena. The programme gathers existing nanofabrication tools, expertise and a flexible fabrication platform for nanoelectronics. The programme is headed by Professor Rainer Waser, Institute of Electronic Materials (IEM).
In 2007, the Forschungszentrum Jülich and the RWTH Aachen University bundled their explorative, basic research for nanoelectronics called Jülich Aachen Research Alliance, section Fundamentals of Future Information Technology (JARA-FIT). The research is currently performed within 18 institutes belonging to four different disciplines as physics, chemistry, electrical and mechanical engineering comprising about 400 researchers. Prof. Rainer Waser is one of four scientific directors of JARA-FIT.
Technical areas of expertise
Electronic oxides and electronically active organic molecules, functional effects based on nano-scale electron transfer, electrochemical redox processes, space charge formation, as well as ferro- and piezoelectricity; atomically controlled film deposition methods for heteroepitaxial oxide thin films, molecular self-assembly routes; dedicated integration technologies. Characterization of structures, polar properties, and electronic transport properties with atomic resolution.