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The activities of the Functional Thin Films for Energy Applications group are centered around the design of new thin films and nanomaterials with the aim of inducing new properties which can serve for improving of functional devices. Based on the internationally recognized expertise of the group members, the current projects propose several innovative researches:

  • development of new inorganic films and nanoparticles and carbon-inorganic hybrids;
  • identification of unprecedented growth modes of the prepared thin films and nanomaterials and their structuring by means of dedicated and cutting-edge techniques in particular by in situ characterization (spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy).
  • studying of emerging properties based on existing collaborations and also opening up to collaborations to be initiated.
  • investigating initio calculation and numerical simulations to predict the properties of the new materials designed.

The FTFEA group studies the optical and electrical properties of thin films and nanomaterials prepared mainly by physical vapor deposition (PVD) processes, mainly by means of IR / Visible spectroscopy and electrical measurements. These physical characterizations are complementarily done of the morphological and structural investigations mainly by electron microscopy (TEM, SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD).

The designed nanomaterials are complex compounds (such as oxides, nitrides, stable or metastable perovskites) or nanostructured films (nanoparticles of transition metals or interfaced with, oxides, or even carbon compounds combined with nanoparticles or inorganic films) making it possible to obtain novel functional properties for several application fields: thermochromism, optoelectronics, energy conversion, catalysis and environment.

The FTFEA group owns seven elaboration chambers three of which are connected to the high vacuum tube Tube D.A.U.M., including a prototype equipment.

The FTFEA group collaborates with many other research groups at (i) the Institut Jean Lamour (IJL) such as Plasmas-Process-Surfaces (PPS) group and Nanomaterials for Optoelectronics group and it uses several IJL scientific and technical platforms: Microscopies, Microprobes and Metallography (3M), Diffraction, Diffusion, Fluorescence (XRF) and X-ray Tomography, Mössbauer Spectroscopy (X-Gamma), Optics and Laser Competence (OL), Deposits and Analysis under Ultra-high vacuum of nanoMaterials Competence (D.A.U.M.); (ii) in France, IEMN, GEEPS, Hubert Curien, etc. and (iii) all over the world Chair of Functional Materials at Saarland University, Chair of Technical Physics at Lulea Tekniska Universitety, Institute of Materials Science and Technology of University of Havana, ITMO Saint Petersbourg, Universiti Sains Malaysia, etc.


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