Nanostructured Materials

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Type of exam

Oral exam and seminars


Da Definire


Solid State Physics, Semiconductor Physics


  • Growth techniques (bulk, epitaxial: CVD, MOCVD, MBE, CBE)
  • Fabrication techniques of nanostructures: top-down and bottom-up
  • Morphological properties of nanostructures (AFM, SEM, STM)
  • Electronic, chemical and compositional properties of nanostructures (Photoemission, XPS, PEEM, XPEEM, SPEM)
  • Structural properties of nanostructures (TEM, XRD)
  • Optical properties of nanostructures (PL, PLE, Raman)
  • Low-temperature magneto-transport
  • Materials (2DEG, Graphene, bP, NWs, QDs)
  • Examples (quantum Hall effect, hydrogen storage)

Educational aims

The students will learn about synthesis techniques for nanostructured materials and techniques for their characterization.

Bibliographical references

  • Jeffrey Y. Tsao: Materials Fundamentals of Molecular Beam Epitaxy, 1992
  • Ivan V. Markov: Crystal Growth for Beginners: Fundamentals of Nucleation, Crystal Growth, and Epitaxy, 2004
  • Terry L. Alford, Leonard C. Feldman, James W. Mayer: Fundamentals of Nanoscale Film Analysis, Springer, 2007
  • Carlo Lamberti: Characterization of semiconductor heterostructures and nanostructures, Elsevier, 2008
  • Mohamed Henini: Molecular Beam Epitaxy, Elsevier, 2013.
  • Bert Voigtländer: Scanning Probe Microscopy, Springer, 2015.