Theory and modelling of new functionality at the nanoscale (Zulicke, Governale, Hendy)

We plan to elucidate unconventional nanoelectronic properties of small systems arising from size quantisation, correlations, unconventional band structures, and spin-dependent effects. Microscopic modeling of material-growth processes at the nanoscale will be used to inform a more phenomenological description of relevant physical mechanisms. As any useful operation performed by a nanodevice will require time-dependent signals, we will also investigate the behavior of nanostructures driven by time-dependent signals, especially in the context of quantum pumping.