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Materials Science

Materials science relates the atomic structure to the properties of the material. Materials science also governs when and how nanostructures grow, and what structure to expect. Our current focus is on nanostructures, exemplified by e.g. nanowires, where the picture can change drastically for very small changes in growth conditions, and the challenge is to detect and control these – in real time!


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Controlled fabrication of advanced nanostructures

The research in all areas within NanoLund requires access to designed nanostructures. Our key expertise is on solid-phase nanostructures fabricated from the vapor phase, especially metal nanoparticles and semiconductor nanowires. To ensure development of high-quality nanostructures, experiment is combined with theory and simulations to warrant a fundamental understanding of the material formation process.

Characterisation and properities

Knowing the composition, structure and properties is the basis to understand and further develop the produced nanostructure. We use a number of techniques to characterise the nanostructures, e.g. TEM, XEDS, AFM, PL, CL and synchrotron beamlines.

Developing new processes and applications

There is a continuous challenge to develop new processes, whether it is due to changing a material in a known process, completely new materials or upscaling to industrially viable processes. With the bottom-up approach utilized in NanoLund, the nanostructures can be designed for a particular device or application.

Topical meetings

Topic: Materials Science

Meetings can be arranged upon request

Organizer: Marcus Tornberg

Topic: Nitride

Date: Tuesdays

Time:  08:30-09:30

Place:  k-space (Physics building)

Organizer:  Zhaoxia Bi