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Materials Science fundamentals

  • Electronic structure of defects in intrinsic and doped semiconductors
  • Irradiation and implantation-induced defects
  • Interface structures and defect interaction
  • Interaction of point and extended defects, point defect agglomeration
  • Point defects in interfaces, interphase and grain boundaries in semiconductors
  • Role of defects in electronic, opto-electronic, magnetic, mechanical and transport properties
  • Defect engineering, strain engineering, bandgap engineering
  • Degradation mechanisms in semiconductor devices

Material types

  • Bulk, poly- micro- and nanocrystalline semiconductors
  • Self-Organized, Self-Assembled and Nanopatterned semiconductors
  • Thin films and heterostructures
  • Low-dimensional semiconductor systems
  • 2D semiconductors (graphene, graphene-based nanomaterials, topological insulators, layered transition-metal      dichalcogenides, etc.)
  • Magnetic Semiconductors
  • Organic & hybrid semiconductors
  • Conducting Oxides
  • Thermoelectric Semiconductors
  • Low-dimentional quantum nanoelectronics 

Applications and device technology addressing the role of extended defects in limiting device performance

  • Solar energy conversion, energy harvesting and energy storage
  • Optoelectronics
  • Nanophotonics
  • Nanoelectronics
  • Molecular Electronics
  • Spintronics
  • Quantum computing
  • Quantum nanoelectronics and superconductors

New developments in methodologies  and tools for defect engineering in semiconducting materials

Advanced characterization techniques and methods, in-situ imaging and analysis

  • X-Ray
  • Transmission and Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • 3D STEM Tomography
  • Holography
  • Ion Microscopy
  • EELS
  • CL
  • EBIC
  • CBED
  • Scanning Probe Microscopy
  • Atom probe microscopy
  • Optical and IR- Microscopy
  • Raman microscopy
  • Neutrons scattering

Computational methods and techniques covering length and time scales

  • Ab initio
  • Molecular dynamics
  • Monte Carlo
  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Finite Elements
  • Phase Field Methods
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