Since 2008 the Collaborative Research Center 767 Controlled Nanosystems: Interaction and Interfacing to the Macroscale funded by the DFG is the basis of nanoscale research activities at the University of Konstanz. The SFB 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 the mechanical, optical, electronic, and magnetic properties of nanostructures in order to achieve 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. Young scientists in the SFB are promoted by the Integrated Research Training Group (IRTG Nano).
The spokesperson of the SFB 767 is Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Belzig from the Department of Physics of the University of Konstanz.