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Jochen Mannhart Physicist

Jochen Mannhart’s research interests focus on the properties of interfaces in complex electronic materials. The efforts of the various teams he has worked with have resulted in the discovery and development of bicrystal Josephson junctions and superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDs); the enhancement of critical currents of high-Tc superconductors by grain alignment, which is the basis for the modern superconducting cables; and the fabrication of the first all-oxide field-effect transistors (FETs).


Europhysics Prize, 2014.

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Preis, 2008.

Relevant Publications

R. Jany et al, "Monolithically Integrated Circuits from Functional Oxides," Advanced Materials Interfaces, vol. 1, pp. 1300031, 2014.

S. Meir et al, "Highly-Efficient Thermoelectronic Conversion of Solar Energy and Heat into Electric Power,” J. Renewable Sustainable Energy, vol. 5, pp. 043127, 2013.

N. Reyren et al, "Superconducting Interfaces between Insulating Oxides," Science, vol. 317, pp. 1196-1199, 2007.

S. Thiel et al, "Tunable Quasi-Two-Dimensional Electron Gases in Oxide Heterostructures," Phys. Rev. B, vol. 68, pp. 045301, 2003.

L. Li et al, "Very large capacitance enhancement in a two-dimensional electron system," Science, vol. 332, pp. 825-828, 2001.



Advisor Quantum Materials


Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research


PhD University of Tübingen



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