Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Humboldt Center for Modern Optics



The German Research Foundation (DFG) has recently established the new Collaborative Research Centre 951 'HIOS - Hybrid Inorganic/Organic Systems for Opto-Electronics' commencing on July 1st. HIOS focuses on innovative hybrid systems that combine inorganic semiconductors, metal nanostructures, and conjugated organic materials. The fundamental chemical, electronic, and photonic interactions resulting from the different nature of the single components are to be elucidated. The long-term target is the development of functional opto-electronic elements on the mesoscopic and nanoscopic length scales exhibiting novel characteristics not obtainable from the single components. Oliver Benson, Thomas Elsässer, Fritz Henneberger (designated spokesperson), Stefan Kowarik and Henning Riechert from the Humboldt Center for Modern Optics are involved in this initiative.