Semiconductor nanostructure analysis

We develop and use methods for analysis of nanostructures with highest possible spatial and temporal resolution. One aim of this research is to understand the role of the surfaces and interfaces for their function and properties. Another goal is to study devices under as realistic conditions as possible. The aim is both fundamental physical understanding as well as enabling the design of novel devices. We study primarily semiconductors for light-emitting diodes, solar cells, low-energy electronics, and computation.

To this end, we use a wide range of X-ray methods at different synchrotrons, including MAX IV in Lund as well as ESRF and PETRA-III, ultrafast lasers at Lund Laser Centre, and a variety of high resolution scanning probe microscopes maintained by our division, including Sweden’s largest facility for scanning tunneling microscopy. We collaborate with many other researchers in particular within NanoLund, elsewhere at Lund University, and internationally.

Project leaders: Dr. Rainer Timm, Dr. Jesper Wallentin and Professor Anders Mikkelsen.

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