Welcome to the Cattani group (E25)

The newest developments in microelectronics, energy conversion, and sensing device design are tied very closely to our ability to selectively modify well-defined surfaces by chemical means. In particular, in the last years the passivation and functionalization of semiconductor surfaces have become a target for the realization of novel devices. Our research focusses on the development of new hybrid systems where molecular and electronic control of the structure is key. Our work is based on the application of organophosphonate chemistry for covalent surface modification of emerging carbon semiconductor substrates, like silicon carbide, diamond and graphene. The applicability of organophosphonate chemistry is further investigated with respect to generation of organized monolayers on silicon oxide as support for 2-D materials. Finally, we focus on the optimization of nanodevices, in particular with respect to applications in biosensing.

A selection of the research activities conducted in our group can be found here. Contact Anna Cattani-Scholz for any further information on our group.

Our work is funded by the German Research Foundation DFG, Nanosystems Initiative Munich NIM, and the Bayerische Forschungsallianz

TUM Technische Universität München TUM Technische Universität München Physik Department Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik TUM Technische Universität München

Events & News

10 Aug 2017

Best Poster Awards for Ganpath Veerabathran and Alexander Andrejew at iNOW 2017   more

27 Jun 2017

Best Poster Award at Nanowire Week for Jochen Bissinger   more

15 Mar 2017

Dr. Kai Müller admitted to the “Junges Kolleg” of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences   more

27 Feb 2017

Two-photon pulses from a single two-level system   more

05 Aug 2016

Best Poster Award at iNow 2016 for Hannes Schmeiduch   more


November 07, 2017

Color centers in diamond: Magnetic and near field sensors at the nanoscale   more

October 24, 2017

SiC for power electronics: Challenges in materials and process development   more