Oriented on-surface epitaxy of dissimilar self-organized quantum dots

Next generation quantum dots for semiconducting materials

This project aims to confirm the epitaxial nature of the crystal attachment by advanced microscopy and spectroscopy, focus on QDs of semiconducting materials (including modern 2D materials), develop means to prepare the surfaces and accelerate crystal formation using alternative (atmospheric-pressure plasma-based) means of electron generation under real-world conditions, reveal the underlying mechanisms of onsurface OE by experiment-guided numerical simulations, and integrate the new epitaxially fused QDs of dissimilar materials in energy conversion (light emitters and solar cells) devices fabricated on both rigid (e.g., metal/oxide/semiconductor) or flexible (e.g., flexible glass or plastic) device platforms.


Condensed matter

Soft matter

Postdoctoral research fellows