Nanostructures, Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies

from atom to function

Leader: Lorenzo Rigutti

In the age of Nanotechnologies, the study of materials at the ultimate scale is an important challenge for the development of new concepts or components as well as for the understanding of their physical properties or functional properties (electrical, magnetic, optical, etc.). In this vast field of research and development, the department is specialized in the study of materials for nanoelectronics, optoelectronics, photonics (photovoltaics) and magnetism. Projects are carried out in three research teams: microelectronics and photonics materials (ER2MP), magnetic materials (ERMMA) and electrical component reliability and failure (ERDEFI). Atomic scale characterization is combined with modeling and connected to functional properties for a better understanding of fundamental phenomena and the development of optimized components and materials.