Nanoscale, quantum and topological materials

Nanoscale, quantum and topological materials at IMX

Working at the nano and even quantum scale allows our engineers to take on the role of pioneers at the frontier of materials science.

Thin film device research is very important, with examination of the photochemical properties of solar cells. Our researchers have been working on semiconductor nanostructure combinations using nanowires, for the development of innovative nano-electronic and nano-photonic systems.

One pioneer study looks at microcapsules that can release their contents on demand, another has provided new ways of measuring nanoparticles, yet another has provided evidence for a quantum mechanical theory of the behavior of light atoms.

Investigations are carried out on the interaction of atomic defects with domain walls, interface dynamics, dispersion, nonlinearity and hysteresis in a material response.

Our scientists were pioneers in the use of molybdenite as a FET channel material: a semiconducting analogue of graphene that does not have a band gap in its pristine form.

Key research themes

  • Piezoelectrics
  • Ferroelectrics
  • Dielectrics
  • Pyroelectrics
  • Molybdenite
  • Electronic phenomena of quantum materials
  • Electroceramics
  • Solid state ionics
  • Ultrasonic medical transducers