In January 2008 the new Collaborative Research Center 767 Controlled Nanosystems: Interaction and Interfacing to the Macroscale funded by the DFG has been established at the University of Konstanz. The initiative addresses the challenge of achieving a detailed understanding of the interaction of nanostructures, both among themselves and with their macroscopic environment. The common goal is always to precisely control and manipulate their properties in order to pave the way for new functionalities.
To this end, 14 projects in the fields of mechanical, optical, and electronic control of nanostructures are pursued by groups of the Physics and Chemistry departments of the University of Konstanz and of the MPI Solid State Research in Stuttgart. To promote young scientists in the SFB an integrated research training group has been established.
The spokesperson of the SFB 767 is Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Belzig from the Department of Physics of the University of Konstanz.