|TP 1 - Modelling of nanodevices||Prof. Thomas Geßner, Prof. Michael Schreiber|
|TP 2 - Modelling of heterogenous, multifunctional components and systems||Prof. Jan Mehner, Prof. Ulrich Heinkel|
|TP 3 - Nanoreliability for NEMS||Prof. Bernhard Wunderle, Dr. Karla Hiller|
|TP 4 - Extended methods for nanocharacterization||Prof. Michael Hietschold, Prof. Dietrich Zahn|
|TP 5 - Integration of carbon nanotubes into nanosystems||Prof. Stefan Schulz, Prof. Heinrich Lang|
|TP 6 - Magnetic micro-/nanostructures for sensor applications||Prof. Manfred Albrecht, Prof. Oliver Schmidt|
|TP 7 - MOS-Detection for nano resonators||Prof. John Thomas Horstmann, Prof. Thomas Geßner|
|TP 8 - Fluidic micro- and nanointegration||Prof. Oliver G. Schmidt, Prof. Thomas Otto|
| The aim of project 1 is the development of quantum mechanical simulation models in order to describe functional elements on the nanoscale as so-called nanomodels. These models will be coupled to commercial device simulations that rely on continuum models as well as the framework of continuum models developed in project 2. Besides the examination of efficient quantum mechanical simulation concepts for modeling of transport-properties and excited states of coated and doped CNTs, the development of standardized links between device simulations and quantum mechanical ab initio calculations lies in the focus of this research project. The results of these calculations shall be introduced into device-simulations in a parameterized way and furthermore, the description of the whole device system on a higher level is made possible, building up a complete hierarchy of simulations, starting from the nano scale and ending up in the complete device. The last point will be done in cooperation with the project 2.
Quantum mechanical ab initio simulations within the framework of time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT) shall contribute to the analysis and optimization of already known sensors, but it shall also contribute to novel functional concepts relying on quantum-mechanical effects. There is a special interest in the dependency of the sensor-properties developed in project 5 on the fabrication parameters in order to influence those properties in a desired way.