The research group Inorganic Materials Science of the Faculty Science and Technology of the University of Twente is involved in different aspects of the science and technology of inorganic materials.
The research is focussed on the following activities:
The general objective of the chair NanoElectronic Materials (NEM) is the research in new inorganic materials for applications in nanotechnology, and to improve the existing ones. The research is based on current trends in nanomaterials science and developments within MESA+: controlled growth of materials, control of their structure, and understanding of the structure-property relations. Read more
The research in the IMS workgroup headed by dr. Gertjan Koster focuses on three areas: manipulated oxide thin film growth and modeling, oxide thin film meso materials and in situ spectroscopy. The research is centered on the COMAT system; a UHV pulsed laser deposition (PLD) system with in situ spectroscopies and imaging techniques (XPS, UPS, XPD, STM, AFM, PFM). Read more
Activities are focused on the development functional inorganic and hybrid nanomaterials and nanostructures from colloidal and chemical solutions. The main emphasis within the research is on oxide and hybrid thin films for energy and electronic applications, soft lithographic micro- and nanopatterning of functional oxides, and the synthesis and applications of low-dimensional nanostructures like nanowires and nanosheets. Read more
The research is focused on the study of novel nanostructured oxide thin films with special structural and advanced functional properties at the incorporated interfaces. The aim is to develop new materials towards improved energy applications, such as solid-state batteries and thermoelectric energy generators. Read more
The research focusses on the fabrication, design and understanding of novel materials that will match specific application requirements in solar cells and other advanced optoelectronic devices. We use a combination of fundamental material studies, thin film deposition techniques, combinatorial growth and characterization techniques to build a deep understanding of the relations between structural, compositional, optical and electrical properties to optimize and functionalize new optoelectronic materials. Read more
The group led by Dr. Rebecca Saive is developing photonic materials systems that enable new applications and enhanced performance for light-energy conversion. Guided by computational optical and device modeling, we develop novel designs and architectures that we bring to reality through state-of-the-art nanotechnology. Our research finds application in photovoltaic (solar cell) power plants, solar-to-fuel devices and in novel nanodevices. Read more