Research at the Institute of Semiconductor and Solid State Physics focuses on the growth, nanofabrication, characterization, modification and applications of semiconducting heterostructures and nanostructures of ferromagnetic structures and materials, oligomers, polymers and metals. Our focus covers all aspects of nanostructures, ranging from fundamental investigations and modeling of physical properties to the realizing novel nanostructures in support of quantum optics, infrared optoelectronics, magnetic, spintronic and thermoelectric devices.
Nanostructures are fabricated using advanced lithography and processing techniques, including electron beam lithography, holographic lithography, as well as self-assembled growth of quantum dots and wires using molecular beam epitaxy, metal-organic vapor phase epitaxy and chemical synthesis. In this regard, the institute operates a Class-100 cleanroom facility containing all of the required processing equipment. The objective of nanofabrication is to produce defect-free structures in the sub-50-nm range with precise control of shapes and compositions, sharp heterointerfaces and excellent optical, electronic and magnetic properties. We focus particularly on developing site-control techniques to support the positioning of self-assembled nanostructures.
Institute of Semiconductor and Solid State Physics
Head of Institute
Johannes Kepler University of Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
Semiconductor Physics building
Mo-Fr: 09.00 - 15.00
+43 732 2468-9600, -9639
Recent NATURE article, published by Gunther Springholz and group
She was awarded for her PhD thesis entitled "Ferroelectric Tpological Crystalline Insulators (FETCIs) based on IV-VI Compounds".