Expertise map

  1. Synthesis
    1. Material type
      1. Ceramics
      2. Diamond
      3. Graphene
      4. Magnetics
      5. Nitrides
      6. Organic
      7. Oxides
      8. Semiconductors
      9. Superconductors
      10. Topological
    2. Nanostructure type
      1. 0D/dots, including nanoparticles
      2. 1D/wires, tubes
      3. 2D/sheets
      4. 3D nanostructures
      5. Biomaterials
      6. Low-dimensional molecular structures
      7. Molecular
      8. Multilayers
      9. Quantum heterostructures
      10. Thin films
      11. Wires/dots
  2. Characterization
    1. Atomic structure
      1. Analysis of defects
      2. Atomic-scale defects
      3. Charge density studies
      4. Magnetic structures
      5. Modulated structures
      6. Nanocrystallography
      7. Standard crystallography
      8. Submolecular resolution
    2. Basic characterization
      1. 3D tomography
      2. Elemental composition
      3. Chemical composition
      4. Morphology
      5. Particle size analysis
      6. Phase composition
    3. Electronic properties
      1. Local conductivity
      2. Local surface potential/work function
      3. Transport in 1D molecular systems
    4. Magnetic properties
      1. Magnetic configurations and domain structure
      2. Magnetic contrast on the atomic scale
      3. Magnetization dynamics
      4. Magneto-optical hysteresis
      5. Magnetotransport
      6. Single-atom and molecule spin excitation
    5. Mechanical properties
      1. Local friction, adhesion
      2. Microhardness
      3. Piezoelectricity
      4. Stress-strain analysis
    6. Optical properties
      1. Optical absorption
      2. Optical reflectivity
      3. Photoluminescence
      4. Single-molecule photo- and electroluminescence
      5. Time- and space-resolved transient absorption and reflectivity (also spatially-resolved)
  3. Devices
    1. Actuators
    2. Biosensors
    3. Electronics
    4. Energy harvesting
    5. ICT
    6. Integrated planar optics
    7. Microfluidics
    8. Optoelectronics
    9. Plasmonics
    10. Sensors/transducers
    11. Spintronics
  4. Theory
    1. Atomic-scale modelling
      1. DFT modelling
      2. Empirical models
      3. Chemical reactions
      4. Magnetic dynamics simulations
      5. Symmetry analysis of crystals
      6. Transport calculations
    2. Support for selected experimental techniques
      1. Diffraction methods
      2. Nano-lithography
      3. Scanning probe microscopy
      4. TEM/SEM