SFB 616: Energy Dissipation at Surfaces

Type of Funding: DFG Programmes, Collaborative Research Centres


The transformation of one kind of energy into another accompanies all processes in our world, and frequently also propels them. Many of these transformations - like the chemical reactions of catalysts or in sensors, or the mechanical friction or dispersion of charge carriers in microprocessors - take place at surfaces, or at the interfaces of solid materials.

The SFB616 targets the clarification of these elementary procedures through the energy dissipation at surfaces. The program of the SFB616 is broadly designed and comprises the whole spectrum of stimulation and relaxation from the eV regime (particle interaction, laser stimulation, reactions and surfaces) through phonons and frictions losses in the meV regime to the meV area (electromigration).

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Contact Person at UA Ruhr:
Prof. Dr. Michael Horn-Von Hoegen, University of Duisburg-Essen

UA Ruhr Researchers:
Prof. Dr. Eckart Hasselbrink, University of Duisburg-Essen
apl. Prof. Dr. Frank Meyer zu Heringdorf, University of Duisburg-Essen
apl. Prof. Dr. Hermann Nienhaus, University of Duisburg-Essen
Prof. Dr. Marika Schleberger, University of Duisburg-Essen

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