• De Rondom 1, Flux

    5612 AP Eindboven

    Netherlands

  • P.O. Box 513, Flux 2.108

    5600 MB Eindhoven

    Netherlands

Organization profile

Introduction / mission

It is fascinating how materials properties at the nanoscale can be radically changed by means of size, crystal structure or surface states. We focus on new nanomaterial systems and investigate their properties.

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Fascinating nanowires and exciting research areas

Organisational profile

Our research group exploits the properties of new nanomaterials; their unusual structural, optical, thermal, and electronic properties for future applications. Research in our group centers around nanowires since these offer an unprecedented level of flexibility and control. The versatility of their material composition allows envisioning new applications in chemistry, physics, engineering science and bioscience.

Nanowires are one-dimensional structures with a diameter typically in the range 10-100 nanometers and a length of several micrometers. Our sophisticated control of the Vapor-Liquid-Solid (VLS) growth mechanism offers many possibilities for nanowire design in terms of dimensions, material composition, distribution of doping elements and presence of junctions.

We focus on group III-V semiconductors such as GaAs, InP, and InSb and on Si. Highlights of our research include the development of synergetic growth (where the growth rate of neighbouring wires is enhanced), the formation of twinning superlattices (that affect optical and thermal transport properties), and the formation of nanowires with hexagonal (wurtzite) crystal structures. A new direction in our group is the transfer of the crystal and defect structure of III-V materials to Si by means of epitaxy. This has recently led to the growth of defect-free wurtzite Si. of size, crystal structure or surface states. We focus on new nanomaterial systems and investigate their properties.

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Nanowires Chemical Compounds
nanowires Physics & Astronomy
Semiconductor materials Chemical Compounds
Superconducting materials Chemical Compounds
Indium Chemical Compounds
Energy gap Chemical Compounds
Ballistics Chemical Compounds
Silicon Chemical Compounds

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Research Output 2016 2019

  • 38 Article
  • 3 Conference contribution
  • 3 Phd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)
  • 2 Meeting Abstract

Bottom-up grown InSb nanowire quantum devices

Gazibegovic, S., 10 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)Academic

3 Citations

Atmospheric plasma-enhanced spatial-ALD of lnZnO for high mobility thin film transistors

Illiberi, A., Katsouras, I., Gazibegovic, S., Cobb, B., Nekovic, E., van Boekel, W., Frijters, C. H., Maas, J., Roozeboom, F., Creyghton, Y. L. M., Poodt, P. & Gelinck, G. H., 14 Feb 2018, In : Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology. A: Vacuum, Surfaces, and Films. 36, 4, 7 p., 04F401

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Zinc Oxide
Atomic layer deposition
Thin film transistors
atomic layer epitaxy
Zinc oxide
2 Citations

Atomically uniform Sn-rich GeSn semiconductors with 3.0-3.5 μ m room-temperature optical emission

Assali, S., Nicolas, J., Mukherjee, S., Dijkstra, A. & Moutanabbir, O., 18 Jun 2018, In : Applied Physics Letters. 112, 25, 6 p., 251903

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

light emission
room temperature
atoms
epitaxy
precipitates

Prizes

NWO Vici Award : Control of nanomaterials

Erik Bakkers (Recipient), 2010

Recognition: NWOViciScientific

engineers
nanowires
electrical properties
optical properties

Press / Media

Finding the highly sought Majorana quasiparticle

Erik Bakkers

23/11/17

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Scientists on the Cusp of a Major Advance in Topological Quantum Computing

Erik Bakkers

21/11/17

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Finding Majoranas

Erik Bakkers

16/11/1717/11/17

2 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Research areas

Light from Si

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

Quantum materials

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

Quantum materials

Impact: Research Area