MESA+ University of Twente
Inorganic Materials Science Group

Research in advanced Inorganic Materials

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:


Nanoelectronic Materials

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




Physics Of Complex Inorganic Nano-Materials

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




Inorganic & Hybrid Nanomaterials Chemistry

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




Nanomaterials for energy

The research aim is to develop new materials with novel advanced properties in which the functionality is controlled by nanoscale structures leading to improved energy applications. Currently research is focused on four topics: interface effects, thermoelectrics, hydrogen generation and solar CO2 conversion.

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