What is our aim?
Our research is about discovering novel solid-state phenomena in novel low-dimensional materials, in particular 2d and 1d & in strongly correlated systems.
To achieve this aim, we focus on;
1. Synthesis of novel low-dimensional materials using a one-of-a-kind CVD setup (Rasouli, Nanoscale 2019),
2. Thermal, mechanical, electrical, and optical properties of 2D and correlated electronic materials,
3. Phase transitions in solid-state systems.
We have several key capabilities such as real-time optical chemical vapor deposition setup, 3.2 K, 9 T scanning photocurrent microscopy setup and we have access to one of the best infrastructures in the region.
Key methods and tools we use in our research
Real-time optical chemical vapor deposition
RTO-CVD is a novel CVD technique that allows optical observation of materials synthesis over square centimeter region. The power of the technique comes from the ability to control the growth parameters almost independently from each other.
Atomic force microscopy based studies
We utilize various different types of AFM based methods such as KPFM, EFM etc. to characterize the basic properties of materials of our interests.
Scanning photocurrent microscopy
Scanning photocurrent microscopy is a method that raster scans a diffraction limited laser spot over an electrically connected device to create a spatial photo-induced current map and a corresponding reflection map.
Low temperature measurements
We have a 1.6 K physical property measurement system with 12 Tesla magnetic field capability and a newly installed optical cryostat with 3.2 K, 9 Tesla capability.
Generous support through various calls
Young Scientist Award