Paul Drude Institute for Solid State Electronics (PDI)
The Paul Drude Institute for Solid State Electronics (PDI) carries out research in materials science and solid state physics with special emphasis on low-dimensional systems in nanostructured semi-conductors. The unique properties of low-dimensional systems are strongly influenced by the structural and energetic properties of interfaces. Therefore, by intentionally adjusting the nature and distribution of internal interfaces in a static and dynamic way, the mechanical, optical, electronic, and magnetic properties of nanostructured solids can be tuned over a wide range using materials engineering at the atomic level. The main fabrication technique is molecular-beam epitaxy.