Fabrication and study of semiconductor quantum nanostructures (EpiLab)

The research activity is aimed at the development of epitaxial semiconductor quantum nanostructures for applications in quantum photonics, quantum optoelectronics and electrochemistry.

EpiLab is part of:

  • L-NESS Inter-University Laboratory (Epitaxial Nanostructures Laboratory of Semiconductors and Spintronics) in collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano
  • Joint QUCAT Laboratory (Quantum Nanostructure Photo-Catalysis) with the South China Normal University (SCNU) in Guanzhou (China)

Quantum dot emitters for quantum photonics applications

Fabrication of semiconductor and semiconductor quantum dots with shape and strain control for quantum photonics applications (quantum teleportation, quantum cryptography etc.)

Nanostructured semiconductors for optoelectronics

Development of monolithic integration processes of compound semiconductor materials on silicon substrates using non-equilibrium growth techniques for imaging and optoelectronics applications. Development of devices, through electronic design, band engineering and quantum design for thermal infrared imaging (Quantum Dot Infrared Photodetectors) for space applications (Earth Observation).

Quantum functional materials for photo-electrochemical applications

Growth and characterization of nanostructured InN/InGaN materials for photocatalytic electrodes for applications in biochemical sensors and hydrogen solar generation.

Fundamental study of epitaxial growth of semiconductors

Study of the theoretical-experimental fundamentals of epitaxial growth of semiconductors: kinetic
growth control, nanostructuring, droplet epitaxy.

Principal Investigator

Research Lab

EpiLAb – U5 Building, Ground Floor, Room T070A

Facilities

Two Molecular Beam Epitaxy deposition chambers (MBE) for Arsenic and Nitrogen based semiconductors
Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)
Clean Room equipped for the fabrication of electronic devices