Functional materials, including thin-film and organic solar cells, organic light emitting diodes, printed electronics, batteries, cementitious materials, catalysts, lightweight materials for automotive applications, and materials for photo-electrochemical water cleavage.
Study of technologically-relevant processes, for example in multiphase fluids, injection moulding. Strain and damage propagation mechanisms in light-weight metals and alloys.
Defect recognition and damage & strain analysis in microelectronic materials, wafers, interconnects, devices, and microsystems during processing and operation
- Functional and strain-engineered thin films
- Laser-deposited ferroic films, sputtered hard coatings and multilayers, thermoelectric materials
- Laser processing and synthesis
- Laser processing of surfaces, laser-based synthesis
- Dynamics of rare-earth oxide films and nanostructures, Semiconductor nanostructures, III-V MBE growth
- Thin film and nanostructure growth technologies (PLD, MBE, Sputtering, MOVPE)
- Real structure of III-V photonic devices, hard coatings, dynamics of RE oxide films
Biological X-ray imaging at IPS centres on methodological development and application of real-time in vivo, hierarchical, and correlated imaging of complete organisms, tissues, cells and scaffolds.
Methodological and computational research focuses on:
- near-field and far-field image reconstruction and simulation, phase-recovery algorithms
- dose-minimisation methods
- ultra-fast 3D digitization of large sample collections
- optics development (Bragg magnifiers)