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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Mathematisch-Naturwissen­schaft­liche Fakultät - SFB 951 - HIOS

Collaborative Research Centre 951 - CRC 951

Sonderforschungsbereich 951 - SFB 951


The CRC 951 - Hybrid Inorganic/Organic Systems for Opto-Electronics (HIOS) - is an interdisciplinary effort bringing together scientists with complementary expertise from three universities and two non-university institutions. The goal is the merger of inorganic semiconductors, conjugated organic materials, and metal nanostructures into novel hybrid structures. Elucidating and tailoring the fundamental chemical, electronic, and photonic interactions in these systems will enable us the development of functional elements exhibiting superior opto-electronic functionalities not achievable with any of the individual material classes alone. The CRC 951 was founded in June 2011 and is currently in it's second funding period (2015-2019).

Learn more about HIOS in our clip:

Impressions from the workshops: leadership competencies and networking for female scientists.


Current Events
Stacey F. Bent
Marten Richter

Stacey F. Bent

Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, USA

Organic Functionalization of Semiconductor Surfaces


Marten Richter

Institute of Theoretical Physics, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

Theory of hybrid excitations: coupled plasmons, excitons and photons

Flyer and Abstracts

Thursday, December 15, 2016
15:00 c. t.

Rudower Chaussee 26, 12489 Berlin
Room 0'119

10.04.2016 - 12.04.2016
Scientificallly oriented Gender Equality Workshop
Hybrid Interfaces

Hybrid Interfaces
Organic meets inorganic semiconductor and female meets male research

The CRC 951 is proud to host its 2nd scientifically oriented gender equality workshop on April 10-12, 2017.

For details and information click

Recent Research Highlights
Structure of p-Sexiphenyl Nanocrystallites in ZnO Revealed by High-Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy

In this CRC 951 research highlight, the structure of para-sexiphenyl (6P) nanocrystallites embedded in ZnO single crystals is resolved by cross-sectional high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) combined with image contrast simulations and X-ray diffraction measurements.

H. Kirmse et al.
Cryst. Growth Des. 16, 2789 (2016)

Tuning the work function of GaN with organic molecular acceptors

In this CRC 951 research highlight the capability of two molecular organic acceptors to tune the work function of intrinsically doped GaN(0001) and for comparison of intrinsically doped ZnO(0001) is demonstrated and the fundamental physical phenomena involved are unraveled. The ability to adjust the GaN work function with molecular interlayers at will could lead to a wide manifold of device realizations, e.g., high-frequency and sensor applications or hybrid light-emitting diodes with a wide emission energy range.

T. Schultz et al.
Phys. Rev. B 93, 125309 (2016)



Topically, HIOS is part of the Integrative Research Institute for the Sciences (IRIS Adlershof) where hybrid systems are one of the strategic focal points. IRIS is also supporting the CRC 951 by providing office space and assistance in the organization of scientific events.

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