• De Rondom 1, Flux

    5612 AP Eindboven


  • P.O. Box 513, Flux 2.108

    5600 MB Eindhoven



Introductie / missie

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

Over de organisatie

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 Chemische stoffen
nanowires Fysica en Astronomie
Semiconductor materials Chemische stoffen
Superconducting materials Chemische stoffen
Indium Chemische stoffen
Energy gap Chemische stoffen
Ballistics Chemische stoffen
Silicon Chemische stoffen

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Onderzoeksoutput 2016 2019

  • 45 Tijdschriftartikel
  • 3 Conferentiebijdrage
  • 3 Dissertatie 1 (Onderzoek TU/e / Promotie TU/e)
  • 2 Meeting Abstract
2 Citaties (Scopus)

Bottom-up grown 2D InSb nanostructures

Gazibegovic, S., Badawy, G., Buckers, T. L. J., Leubner, P., Shen, J., de Vries, F. K., Koelling, S., Kouwenhoven, L. P., Verheijen, M. A. & Bakkers, E. P. A. M., feb 2019, In : Advanced Materials. 31, 14, 8 blz., 1808181

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
Electron gas
Carrier mobility

Bottom-up grown InSb nanowire quantum devices

Gazibegovic, S., 10 mei 2019, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 137 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: ScriptieDissertatie 1 (Onderzoek TU/e / Promotie TU/e)Academic

Open Access

Bottom-up grown nanowire quantum devices

Bakkers, E., 1 mei 2019, In : MRS Bulletin. 44, 5, blz. 403-409 8 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Quantum computers
quantum computers
Beam plasma interactions


New nanomaterial to definitively demonstrate teleportation of Majorana particles

Erik Bakkers (Ontvanger), 29 mrt 2019

Prijs: ERCAdvancedWetenschappelijk

quantum computers
crystal lattices

NWO Vici Award : Control of nanomaterials

Erik Bakkers (Ontvanger), 2010

Prijs: NWOViciWetenschappelijk

electrical properties
optical properties


28 years old and closer than ever to the solving of the mistery of the Majorana particles

Erik Bakkers


1 item van media-aandacht

Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar

Finding the highly sought Majorana quasiparticle

Erik Bakkers


1 item van media-aandacht

Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar

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

Erik Bakkers


1 item van media-aandacht

Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar


Light from Si

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

Quantum materials

Impact: Research Area

Quantum materials

Erik P.A.M. Bakkers (Onderzoeker)

Impact: Research Area


Photoelectrochemical CO2 reduction to methanol: the interplay between pyridine promotion and electrode surface

Auteur: Wissink, T., 29 mei 2019

Begeleider: Hensen, E. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Bakkers, E. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Hofmann, J. P. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Haverkort, J. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master