Research at the Department of Physics

In the 21st century nanotechnology is the technology of the future and “nano” is the subject of research of the Department of Physics in Konstanz. The world of the very small is dominated by exotic principles of quantum physics where ordinary materials show novel and surprising properties. Also light is a quantum phenomenon and much of its nano properties are still not well understood. The insight to the laws in the nano-level allows producing novel materials with tailor-made properties. But what would nanotechnology be if it could not offer precise solutions for pressing problems? Understanding processes on the nano-level allows, for example, the development of improved solar cells to name only one research topic.