The main goals of the group's work are the basic understanding of magnetism and spin dependent electronic transport in thin films and nanostructures, the development of optimized magneto- and spin electronic devices and new methods for the creation of magnetic nanopatterns.
The corepoint of the research interest of ZARM's 'Magnetic Fluids and Material Sciences' working group is the investigation of the properties and flows of suspensions of small magnetic particles often called magnetic fluids or ferrofluids under the influence of magnetic fields. Beside this we are dealing with the examination of formation of metallic foams and in particular with the drainage of liquid metal in the foam structure.
The group of Christoph Cremer focuses on the biophysics/analysis of the nuclear nanostructure, mainly of mamalian cell nuclei. For this, a combination of biocomputing simulations and experimental approaches is used.
MacroNano®is a Centre for Innovation Competence within the scope of the BMBF-Innovation Initiative "Unternehmen Region", funded for 5 years by the BMBF and supported by the Thuringian Ministry of Culture. MacroNano is resident at the Technical University of Ilmenau, and cuts into two Junior Research Groups: "Microfluidics and Biosensors" and "Functionalised Peripherics".
Ziel des Studiengangs ist es, die naturwissenschaftlichen und technologischen Grundlagen fü?r die Erzeugung von Mikro- und Nanostrukturen zu vermitteln und die Studenten innerhalb der Studienrichtung zu befähigen, zukünftige Entwicklungen zu Mikro- und Nanotechnologien sowie nanotechnischen Systemen voranzutreiben.