Experimental physics

We at Experimental Physics at LTU focus on three main fields: advanced nanomaterials for renewable energies, high pressure spectroscopy, and scanning probe microscopy. The complementary background of the group members in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering and Materials Science offers the ideal environment for the development of an interdisciplinary research.

Targeted applications of our research are solar cells, photoelectrochemical and electrochemical water splitting, photocatalysis and others. We aim at developing all the steps of our research from nanomaterials preparation, to their structural and functional characterization, including integration in prototype devices. For the purpose, we are equipped with a series of experimental tools, enabling the synthesis of complex nanomaterials through physical and/or chemical preparation routes (magnetron sputtering, atomic layer deposition, hydrothermal synthesis, micro-wave-assisted synthesis, electrophoretic deposition, etc.). We have consolidated expertise on spectroscopic characterization of nanomaterials, and carry out research on scanning probe microscopy. The facilities at LTU enable the investigation of the main features of nanomaterials morphology, composition and structure (high-resolution SEM, EDS, XRD, Rutherford backscattering). Our lab is also fully equipped for functional characterization of solar cells and electrochemical/photoelectrochemical systems.

Contact

Alberto Vomiero , subject representative of experimental physics
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics