Nanomaterials and Advanced Heterostructures (NanoMAT)
The activity and expertise of the NanoMAT Team are focused on the chemical synthesis and crystal growth of low-dimensional materials (i.e. 2D and nanolamellar materials, ultra-thin films, nanowires, nanostructures, …) and their combination into innovative heterostructures. Our investigations aim at elucidating the nucleation and growth mechanisms of these objects, as well as determining and controling their morphological, structural, and physical properties at the nanoscale and at the different interfaces involved. These investigations that are essentially fundamental generally address applicative issues in the field of microelectronics, optoelectronics, and energy.
Our activity is divided in 5 research lines:
MAX phases, ultra-thin films, 2D materials
MXenes: a new family of 2D electron systems obtained by MAX phase exfoliation.
The paper "Morphology Transition of ZnO from Thin Film to Nanowires on Silicon and its Correlated Enhanced Zinc Polarity Uniformity and Piezoelectric Responses" has been published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
The paper "Epitaxial TiO2 Shell Grown by Atomic Layer Deposition on ZnO Nanowires Using a Double-Step Process and Its Beneficial Passivation Effect" has been published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry C