Electronic Structure at Interfaces

Start date: 01.01.2006
End date: 31.12.2009
Duration: 2006 - 2009
Funded by: DFG-Sonderforschungsbereich 484
Local project leader: Ulrich Eckern
Local scientists: Cosima Schuster
Udo Schwingenschlögl


Applying density functional theory, we study a variety of interfaces. In one of the projects, we consider the interfaces between simple and correlated metals, for example, thin films of oxide high-temperature superconductors on metal substrates, in another one the metallic interface which may be formed between two insulators. Other important topics are organic/inorganic interfaces and the self-organisation of, for example, platinum chains on a germanium substrate. In addition, we investigate low-dimensional structures embedded in complex systems, like the spin chains in Sr14Cu24O41.