The Research Unit FOR1162 is targeted at the collaborative investigation of electronic correlation effects and emergent phenomena in nanostructured surfaces and interfaces. Based on a successful initial phase we propose here an extension for a second funding period.
The central aim is a microscopic understanding of competing interactions in systems with reduced dimensionality and their effect on the macroscopic electronic and magnetic properties. Surfaces and interfaces are particularly well suited for this purpose as they allow precise preparation and manipulation down to atomic length scales, thereby facilitating active control and tunability of relevant interaction parameters. [...]