The Laboratory for Solid State Physics currently hosts ten research groups, whose work is devoted to the synthesis and study of a broad range of solid-state systems.
Further roles of institute members
Gabriel Aeppli is heading the Synchrotron Radiation and Nanotechnology Research Department at PSI.
Leonardo Degiorgi heads the Infrastructure Services of the Department of Physics, in addition to his research on optical spectroscopy of solids. Research at LFKP relies heavily on this excellent infrastructure.
Klaus Ensslin serves as the Director of the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Quantum Science and Technology (QSIT), which is funded the Swiss National Science Foundation.Within NCCR QSIT, LFKP members enjoy a fruitful collaboration with groups in other institutes, departments and universities, and with industry.
The members of the Institute also benefit from the excellent clean room facilities provided by the FIRST center for micro- and nanoscience. They are actively involved in the organization of the FIRST lab (Klaus Ensslin, Andreas Wallraff) and of the Scientific Center for Optical and Electron Microscopy (ScopeM) (Bertram Batlogg).