To successfully implement such a novel material in a real-world application, a fundamental understanding of the physical properties of the material is often needed, which is why we strive to understand both the fundamental physics as well as the applicability of the materials.
Photo credit Ulrik SvedinOne area of research that we are interested in is semiconductor nanostructures (for example dilute nitride and zinc-oxide based nanostructures), which we find promising for light-emitting and solar-cell applications. Semiconductor spintronics is another area of our current research, in which we seek spin-functional materials and novel spin phenomena with the aim to explore the spin degree of freedom of the electron for future spintronics, spin-photonics, and quantum information technology. The third research area is organic materials for low-cost solar-cell applications.
We conduct our research by means of a large array of optical, magneto-optical and spin-resonance spectroscopic techniques in our group. We also have a close collaboration with researchers world-wide.