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APPLIED PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR NANOTECHNOLOGY

Research areas

The research interests of the group are focused on two-dimensional (2D) materials (graphene, carbon nanomembranes, organic monolayers, MoS2, etc.) and their hybrids for novel applications in nanoelectronics, photonics, nanosensors, energy storage and nanobiotechnology. These interdisciplinary orientation embraces (i) growth of these materials with tailored physical and chemical properties, (ii) their nanolithography, (iii) microfabrication and implementation in devices. To this end, a complementary research effort is undertaken including both fundamental and applied studies in the field of materials science, experimental physics and physical chemistry. Topics include:

  •  self-assembled monolayers
  •  electron irradiation induced chemical reactions
  • carbon nanomembranes with atomic thickness
  •  graphene and related 2D materials (e.g. MoS2)
  • carbon electronics for sensing and energy storage
  • biofunctional surfaces and interfaces
  • nanolithography, ultramicroscopy and nanofiltration

Teaching fields

Prof. Turchanin gives courses in:

  • basics of physical chemistry
  • molecular nanotechnology and nanobiotechnology
  • nanospectroscopic and microscopic methods
  • nanolithography and microfabrication

Reserch Methods

Based on equipment available in the Turchanin laboratories, and in collaboration with other research groups, the Turchanin group employs the following techniques and methods:

  • photoelectron and Auger spectroscopy (XPS/UPS, AES), Raman spectroscopy, polarisation modulation infrared reflection absorption spectroscopy (PM-IRRAS), second harmonic generation (SHG), surface plasmon resonance (SPR) measurements scanning probe microscopy (STM/AFM), scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy (SEM/TEM), helium ion microscopy (HIM), optical microscopy low energy electron diffraction (LEED)extreme UV interference lithography (EUV-IL), electron beam lithography (EBL), photolithography electric and electromagnetic transport measurements
  • scanning probe microscopy (STM/AFM), scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy (SEM/TEM), helium ion microscopy (HIM), optical microscopy

  • low energy electron diffraction (LEED) extreme UV interference lithography (EUV-IL), electron beam lithography (EBL), photolithography electric and electromagnetic transport measurements

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