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Welcome to Nanomaterials Laboratory at SDSM&T!

Our current research focuses on fabrication and syntheses of novel nano materials for optoelectronic devices including photovoltaics, light emitting diodes (LEDs) and lasers. Both epitaxial and colloidal nano materials are produced in the laboratory. Current focus of epitaxial nanostructures is on quantum wires while colloidal examples are metallic and semiconducting nano particles. Epitaxial nano materials are fabricated by using a commercial molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) machine while nano particles are synthesized by applications of high power laser pulses on materials immersed in liquid. The electronic energy structure of these materials are characterized by photoluminescence (PL) while their morphological structures are studied by scanning probe microscopes (SPM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM).



PI: Haeyeon Yang, Ph. D. in Physics, Brown University


Proceedings from Photonics West, February 10 and 11, 2015!

Enhancing direct laser patterning of Si wafers by polystyrene films oral presentation [9351-30] at 2:50PM on Wednesday February 11, 2015


Direct laser fabrication of GaAs nanostructures on GaAs(001) in MBE reactor in-situ, poster presentation [9352-14] from 6:00PM to 8:00PM on Tuesday February 10, 2015


New! our paper Annealing-induced change in quantum dot chain formation mechanism has been published at AIP Advances


AFM images of patterned GaAs(001) by Direct Laser Patterning


Our paper is featured at Renewable Energy


Our recent paper: Growth and temperature dependent photoluminescence of InGaAs quantum dot chains


Nanomaterials Lab Facilities

Publications and Presentations

SPM Image Gallery

Graduate Research positions available



I-Corps: Quantum Wires and Dots for Optoelectronic DevicesDescription: Description: Description: head

Research: Solar Cells using Quantum DotsDescription: Description: Description: head

Education: Nanotechnology Curriculum Development Description: Description: Description: head


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