Fabrication and Analysis of Nanopores in Solid-state Membranes and 2D Materials

Prof. Dr. Jannik C. Meyer
Group Leader Advanced Materials
Dr. Peter D. Jones
Group Leader Biomedical Micro and Nano Engineering

The research field of solid-state nanopores and nanofluidics deals with the development and characterization of nanometer-sized channels in solid-state materials to control the flow of molecules, liquids or gases.

This technology has applications in areas such as biosensing, energy, and environmental monitoring. Solid-state nanopores and nanofluidics provide the ability to measure or control the transport of molecules and ions through these channels. Thus, this technology provides a means to explore fundamental phenomena at the nanoscale, thereby providing insights into the behavior of fluids and materials at extremely small scales.

Our competences include

  • Fabrication of nanopores using TEM (1-20 nm diameter) or FIB (Ga+ to 20 nm, He to below 5 nm).
  • High-resolution chemical analysis of solid-state membranes and nanopores (EELS, EDX)
  • Functionalization (e.g. plasma treatment, wet chemical, organosilane chemistry)
  • Electrical measurements (Axopatch 200B, impedance spectroscopy)


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