Electrical Properties of Mesoscopic Systems

The main focus of the Research Training Group 1240 entitled "Photovoltaics and Optoelectronics from Nanoparticles", is the synthesis, functionalization and cross-linking of mesoscopic nanoparticle systems to laminar functional units. The fundamental assumption made for thin films consisting of nanoparticles is the ability to transport electrical currents. With the application of AC and DC -methods, we are able to characterize the nanoparticles electrically. In addition, we are able to measure the electrical properties of manufactured nanoparticles.

The materials can be conditioned in-situ and are examined in defined atmospheres. With the help of a controlled hydraulic press we can measure the change in conductivity during impact.

Investigation of eletrical conductivity during impact

Current-voltage characteristics