The Semiconductor Spectroscopy and Devices research group is part of the Nanoscience division of the Department of Physics at the University of Strathclyde. The Department is a member of the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA).
💎 Semiconductor materials and device issues:
- Group III nitrides: AlN, GaN, InN and their alloys
- Materials doped with rare earth ions such as Eu3+
- Chalcopyrites and kesterites for solar cells, such as Cu(In,Ga)(S,Se)2 and CZTS
- Gallium oxide optoelectronic devices
🎇 Spatially and spectrally resolved luminescence:
- Low-temperature photoluminescence spectroscopy
- Cathodoluminescence spectroscopy and hyperspectral imaging
- Electroluminescence hyperspectral imaging
🔬 Advanced scanning electron microscopy techniques:
- Electron backscatter diffraction
- Electron channelling contrast imaging
- Electron beam induced current
- Wavelength and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy
⚛️ Experimental quantum nanoscience:
- Physics and applications of polariton condensates in microcavities
- Solid-state quantum systems for quantum information and nanophotonics
- Hybrid polariton-quantum dot platforms for scalable quantum hardware
🧮️ Semiconductor quantum electronics (SEQUEL):
- Semiconductor nanoscale systems
- Quantum computing and quantum electrical metrology
- Electrical initialisation and readout of spin qubits in SiC
- Empowering Practical Interfacing of Quantum Computing (EPIQC)
📰 Group news
- May 2022: Congratulations and good luck to Dr Naresh Kumar who has left the group after 13 years to take up a lectureship at Cardiff University.
- May 2022: Congratulations to (soon-to-be Dr) Douglas Cameron on the successful defence of his PhD thesis, “Nanocharacterisation of III-Nitride Semiconductors”.
- May 2022: Fabien Massabuau has been nominated for a Strath Union Teaching Excellence Award. Here are some pictures of the award ceremony in the new Union’s new building.
- September 2021: Lucia Spasevski has successfully defended her thesis “Correlation of composition and luminescence in AlGaN epilayers”, in which she compared the results of X-ray microanalysis and cathodoluminescence measurements. Congratulations, Lucia!
- May 2021: Congratulations to Dr Alessandro Rossi on his promotion to Senior Lecturer!
- May 2021: Well done to Aeshah Alasmari on the successful defence of her PhD thesis, “Characterisation of III-nitrides in the scanning electron microscope”!
- May 2021: We are joined by colleagues from Cambridge as Dr Jonas Lähnemann from PDI in Berlin gives a seminar on Revisiting the determination of the carrier diffusion length in GaN from cathodoluminescence spectroscopy. The next seminar will be on 9th June, when Dr Masaya Kataoka from NPL will talk on Electron quantum optics for electrical metrology
- March 2021: Dr Budhika Mendis from Durham University gives a group seminar on Towards accurate simulation of EBSD and ECCI signals
- October 2020: Congratulations to Dr Alessandro Rossi on the award of a prestigious UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship! Alessandro’s project is entitled “Quantum Electronics in Silicon Carbide (QELTIC)” and aims to develop the first generation of electronic devices to address quantum states in silicon carbide (SiC). Read the announcement here.
- October 2020: Sretno, Lucia! We held a virtual goodbye party for Lucia, who is off to work for work for Quorum Technologies in Lewes. Ruth won the cake competition with her lemon cheesecake cupcakes. (Sorry, no saltire in my Eurovision bunting.)
- August 2020: Fabien, Rob and Paul are co-editing a special issue of Micromachines on Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Based Solar-Blind Photodetectors, together with Prof. Weihua Tang and Prof. Chong-Xin Shan.
🥼 Join us! Jobs / PhD studentships available
- Funded PhD studentships in UV-C semiconductor characterisation and experimental quantum nanoscience.
📖 Latest publications
- Charlotte J. Eling, Naresh-Kumar Gunasekar, Paul R. Edwards, Robert W. Martin, and Nicolas Laurand. Silica coated colloidal semiconductor quantum dot supracrystal microlasers. In Quantum Dot Day, GBR, March 2022.
- Assessing the impact of secondary fluorescence on X-ray microanalysis results from semiconductor thin films
- The influence of threading dislocations propagating through an AlGaN UVC LED
- Crystalline grain engineered CsPbIBr2 films for indoor photovoltaics
- The impact of substrate miscut on the microstructure and photoluminescence efficiency of (0001) InGaN quantum wells grown by a two-temperature method
- Investigation of unintentional indium incorporation into GaN barriers of InGaN/GaN quantum well structures
- Indium clustering in a-plane InGaN quantum wells as evidenced by atom probe tomography
- Effects of quantum well growth temperature on the recombination efficiency of InGaN/GaN multiple quantum wells that emit in the green and blue spectral regions
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