Our research is focused on the engineering and measurements of phonons and phonon transport in nanostructures.
Our group has the unique characteristic of combining two areas of expertise for the investigation of the phononic properties of nanomaterials: inelastic light scattering spectroscopy and thermal conductivity measurements.
We can realize experiments in different ways, pushing the limits of currently existing experimental techniques, as well as developing new ones.
- Space- and time-resolved spontaneous / stimulated Raman Spectroscopy and coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy
- Space- and time-resolved hot spot relaxation measurements
- Combination of inelastic light scattering and thermal transport experiments using micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS).
- Novel method for single nanostructure absorption measurements
- Novel measurement platforms for thermal transport
Furthermore, we have dedicated growth facilities for the synthesis of silicon and germanium nano-heterostructures that can be building blocks for quantum computing as well as for phononic circuitry.