"There is plenty of room at the Bottom" – this is what Richard Feynman told us in his famous lecture in 1959. Already as a habit we are expecting more and more fancy toys: multifunctional cell phones, laptops, flat screens, intelligent robots for home and for industry. Moor´s Law seems to be still valid promising a doubling of chip efficiency every 18 months. Chemistry, physics and biology shake each others hands. Information technology of tomorrow means: Things get chemical, "…at the bottom".
We are interested in molecules and molecular materials with certain skills, which fulfill interesting tasks in a complex chemical-physical system. Catalysts are such functional material systems, nanoelectronic architectures for chips as well. As inorganic chemists we are playing for this purpose on the claviature of the whole periodic system exploring the basics for nanotechnology of tomorrows future.