Heiner Linke

Professor, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Engineering

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My research group uses experimental and numerical methods to study transport phenomena far from thermal equilibrium. One focus is on nanoelectronic systems, where we investigate non-linear quantum transport phenomena, symmetry breaking, and efficient energy conversion between heat, light and electricity., for example in hot-carrier photovoltaics.  We also develop artificial protein motors, develop nanotechnological applications of biomolecular motors such as in network-based biocomputation, and explore fluid motion driven by ratchet phenomena.

A common theme of these research projects is the physics of ratchets and Brownian motors: the interplay of nonequilibrium, asymmetry, and thermal motion to create directed transport. A major aim is the development of new paradigms for energy-efficient computing and for efficient energy conversion.

We also have a major effort in developing lightguiding nanowires as a tool for biosensing and for biomedical studies. See here for more information. 

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UKÄ subject classification

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Nano Technology
  • Biophysics

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