University of Southampton

Novel materials for electronics

The maturity of CMOS device technology has provided a new opportunity for research in novel and advanced materials as a key enabling technology for nanoelectronics, nanophotonics, MEMS/NEMS, and bioelectronics devices. This is an area of considerable growth potential and aligns with the current research activities of the Nano group in semiconductor materials, devices and integrated circuit/sensing technologies. This research covers many broad areas including: (i) advanced thin films and nanostructures for displays, LEDs, TFTs, nanowire FETs, planar and 3D photonics, bioelectronics sensors and photovoltaics application; (ii) quantum devices for information processing with silicon-based and 2D semiconductor quantum dot architecture, spintronics and functional oxides based memristors with applications in high density memory and unconventional computing; and (iii) micro and nanoelectromechanical systems for molecular sensing, solar/thermal energy harvesting and non-volatile atom transistors for low power logic systems.