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Electronic materials

Our research in this area includes

  • electrical characterisation facilities including current-voltage and capacitance-voltage measurements and sheet resistance measurements
  • structural characterisation by high resolution scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy, both with energy dispersive X-ray analysis capabilities
  • a high resolution Deep Level Transient Spectroscopy setup which can examine low concentrations of electrically active defects in both wide and narrow bandgap crystalline materials
  • photoluminescence with an Ar ion laser for probing optically active defects and/or electronic band structure
  • X-ray diffraction for strain measurements
  • X-ray florescence
  • atomic force microscopy for surface analysis
  • optical characterisation of thin films with spectroscopicellipsometry, SPR, UV-vis absorption and fluorescent spectroscopy

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Electronic materials, Materials testing, Materials analysis


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Research opportunities

Theory of thermal management of intersubband emitters
Theory of broadband Quantum Cascade Lasers
Microscopic theory for light coupling with intersubband transitions

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Our electronic materials characterisation facilities include the following

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