• 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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    Research Output

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

    Hard superconducting gap and diffusion-induced superconductors in Ge-Si nanowires

    Ridderbos, J., Brauns, M., de Vries, F. K., Shen, J., Li, A., Kölling, S., Verheijen, M. A., Brinkman, A., van der Wiel, W. G., Bakkers, E. P. A. M. & Zwanenburg, F. A., 8 Jan 2020, In : Nano Letters. 20, 1, p. 122-130 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    12 Downloads (Pure)

    Kinetic control of morphology and composition in Ge/GeSn core/shell nanowires

    Assali, S., Bergamaschini, R., Scalise, E., Verheijen, M. A., Albani, M., Dijkstra, A., Li, A., Koelling, S., Bakkers, E. P. A. M., Montalenti, F. & Miglio, L., 25 Feb 2020, In : ACS Nano. 14, 2, p. 2445-2455 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    1 Downloads (Pure)

    Nanowires for thermoelectric energy conversion

    Vakulov, D., 10 Mar 2020, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 162 p.

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

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    Prizes

    New nanomaterial to definitively demonstrate teleportation of Majorana particles

    Erik Bakkers (Recipient), 29 Mar 2019

    Prize: ERCAdvancedScientific

  • NWO Vici Award : Control of nanomaterials

    E.P.A.M. Bakkers (Recipient), 2010

    Prize: NWOViciScientific

  • Research areas

    Light from Si

    Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

    Quantum materials

    Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

    Quantum materials

    Erik P.A.M. Bakkers (Researcher)

    Impact: Research Area

    Student theses

    An atomic force microscopy analysis of InSb nanostructures

    Author: van Houts, R., 2019

    Supervisor: Bakkers, E. P. (Supervisor 1), Jung, J. (Supervisor 2) & Op het Veld, R. L. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Bachelor

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    Average distance between indium antimonide nucleation sites on an indium phosphide surface

    Author: van Wieringen, S., 2019

    Supervisor: Bakkers, E. P. (Supervisor 1), Jung, J. (Supervisor 2) & Op het Veld, R. L. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Bachelor

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