7th „Nano and Photonics“ meeting in the Castle of Mauterndorf, Austria

From 22.3.-25.3.2017 Wolfgang Knoll (Austian Institute of Technology), Franz Aussenegg (Universität Graz and Erwin-Schrödinger Institute) and Emil J.W. List-Kratochvil (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Member of IRIS Adlershof) jointly organize the 7th „Nano and Photonics“ meeting in the Castle of Mauterndorf, Austria.

This year’s program was put together with a topical focus on “Sensing applications based on plasmonic nanostructures “. Invited speakers include N. Halas from Rice University, E. Maillart from HORIBA Jobin-Yvon, Paris/FRA), G. Strasser from TU Wien, and many others.

The purpose of this event is to organize an international scientific meeting for those, who are interested in photonic applications of modern nanotechnology. One goal of this event is also to create an informal European wide discussion platform for state of the art work in basic research done at the various universities as well as industrial based research and development. The location, Castle Mauterndorf, provides an ideal environment to discuss the entire range of topics without any pressure of time, in particular between the morning and afternoon sessions as well as in the evening. This year again it is expected to gather 70 participants from 8 different countries.



GLAD makes new organic memory devices possible

In the last news, (IOP Publishing) features an Nano Letters article by Giovanni Ligorio, Marco Vittorio Nardi, and Norbert Koch, who is a member of IRIS Adlershof:
"Researchers in Germany have used a technique called glancing angle deposition (GLAD) to fabricate non-volatile memory devices that are smaller than 100nm2. When integrated into the appropriate architectures, these devices have a memory density of more than 1 GB/cm2. They could be used in high-density, high-speed and low-power memories of the future."

Lithography-Free Miniaturization of Resistive Nonvolatile Memory Devices to the 100 nm Scale by Glancing Angle Deposition
G. Ligorio, M.V. Nardi, N. Koch
Nano Lett., Article published online


Color Duality in Photons - an APS Highlight of the Year 2016

The paper “Ramsey Interference with Single Photons”[1] and accompanying Viewpoint “Photon Qubit is Made of Two Colors”[2] have been selected as one of the Highlights of the Year 2016 by APS Physics. It was co-authored by Dr. Sven Ramelow, who recently started his Emmy-Noether-Group at the Institute for Physics, Humboldt-University Berlin, and is associated with IRIS Adlershof. While there have numerous highly interesting papers in Physical Review Letters in 2016, APS Physics explains their selection, writing: “It’s no surprise that LIGO’s discovery of gravitational waves tops our list of favorite Physics stories in 2016. The other slots went to research that marked a change in perspective, demonstrated an impressive experimental feat, or simply made us think.”
Incidentally, Dr. Sven Ramelow is working on follow-up ideas and experiments of this paper, which he looks forward to soon being implemented at the HU Physics Department and at  IRIS Adlershof and yielding new intriguing results.

[1] “Ramsey Interference with Single Photons”, Stéphane Clemmen, Alessandro Farsi, Sven Ramelow, Alexander L. Gaeta, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 223601 (2016)
[2] Viewpoint: Photon Qubit is Made of Two Colors, Philipp Treutlein, Physics 9, 135 (2016)



Light controls repair of materials

A team of German researchers led by chemists of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin has developed a new type of plastic coating, which can heal damages selectively by illumination with light. A heat-induced repair of the material occurs where the damaged area has previously been illuminated with light of a specific color.


Prof. Christoph T. Koch and Prof. Nicola Pinna new members at IRIS Adlershof

Christoph T. Koch (photo left), professor for structural research and electron microscopy at Humboldt-Universität's physics department and Nicola Pinna, professor for functional materials at the department of chemistry of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin are new members at IRIS Adlershof. Christop Koch's research focuses on the development of new methods in quantitative transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and their application to materials science problems. Nanostructured materials are in the focus of Nicola Pinna's research interests. Special emphasis is laid on the synthesis of novel multifunctional materials, their characterization and the study of their physical properties. IRIS Adlershof would like to congratulate both new members and is looking very much forward to a fruitful collaboration.