Areas of Research
Our group focuses on predicting and understanding novel mesoscopic nanostructures. We concentrate on the basic physics of their structural, electronic and optical properties, yet our long-term goals are set by today's technology challenges to devise electronic and optical devices that consume much less power, allow much faster computations, and are able to detect ultralow doses of all kinds of molecules.
Modern solid state theory is capable of accurately calculating the movements of atoms in solids as well as the mechanical, electronic, and optical properties of solids. There are robust and reliable tools available to predict virtually all properties of solids. However, these tools require one to solve millions and millions of equations. The methodical challenge is to develop computational methods that allow us to solve these equations efficiently and quickly, the physical challenge is to identify the most relevant physical mechanisms and eliminate the less important ones.
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