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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.

 

Research Lines

Our activity is divided in 5 research lines:

Nanolamellar materials

  • MAX phases, ultra-thin films, 2D materials
  • MXenes: a new family of 2D electron systems obtained by MAX phase exfoliation.
  • More information here


 

Semiconducting nanowires & nanostructures

  • ZnO nanowires: spontaneous and selective area growths
  • Growth mechanisms and properties: doping, polarity, …
  • Core-shell heterostructures & semiconductors
  • More information here

Oxides for nanoionic devices

  • Perovskites and layered perovskite-related oxides in thin films grown by MOCVD
  • Valence change resistive switching
  • Properties of functional memristive devices
  • More information here
 
 

In situ/operando characterisation

  • Structural, chemical, and electrical characterization
  • X-ray diffraction & Raman spectroscopy
  • In situ investigation of the first step of the growth
  • More information here
 

Structure-function in correlated oxides


  • Strain engineering in cobaltites/manganites thin films
  • Transition metal (Mn, Co, Ni) oxides for redox supercapacitors
  • Resistive switching (RS) in metal/complex oxide interfaces
  • More information here
More information about our research activity : Poster Nanomat 1 & Poster Nanomat 2
 

Last Publications

  • 15
    janv.
    The article entitled "Chemical Bath Deposition of ZnO Nanowires Using Copper Nitrate as an Additive for Compensating Doping" has been published in Inorganic Chemistry.
  • 15
    janv.
    The article entitled "Electronic interactions between graphene and cobaltite thin film La0.7Sr0.3CoO3 and its magnetic consequences" has been published in Surfaces and Interfaces.
  • 03
    déc.
    The article entitled "Template-Assisted Growth of Open-Ended TiO2 Nanotubes with Hexagonal Shape Using Atomic Layer Deposition" has been published in Crystal Growth & Design.
  • 26
    nov.
    The article entitled "Heat Capacity and Anisotropic Thermal Conductivity in Cr2AlC Single Crystals at High Temperature" has been published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry C.

 

Date of update January 8, 2021

  • Tutelle CNRS
  • Tutelle Grenoble INP
Université Grenoble Alpes