529-0948-00L  Solid State Chemistry

SemesterSpring Semester 2023
LecturersM. Kovalenko, M. Kotyrba, S. Yakunin
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentEnrollment only possible until 07.02.2023
Participants who have passed the course "Inorganic Chemistry II" will be favoured.


AbstractAn introduction to single crystal growth with the Bridgman-Stockbarger technique and thin film preparation using melt processing and evaporation deposition. Physical characterization of single crystals and thin films.
ObjectiveThe practical laboratory course gives an insight into the growth of single crystals and their applications. Focus lies on the growth of semiconductor crystals, thin film preparation (melt & evaporation technique) of semiconducting materials and the measurement of their physical (optical & electronic) properties. Additionally, the complete work is documented in a detailed scientific report.
ContentThe growth of perovskite (CsPbBr3) semiconductor crystals using the Bridgman-Stockbarger technique as a model system for single crystals grown from the melt. Alternatively thin films derived over melt processing or via evaporation deposition are prepared. The preparation of crystals for physical measurements through cutting and polishing. Measuring optical characteristics (absorption) as well as electronic properties, including current-voltage (IV) measurements, time-of-flight, charge carrier recombination, charge extraction efficiencies, noise measurement and photodetection.
Lecture notesElectronic version of the script will be provided.
LiteratureAll references in the script will be provided in .pdf-form, no other sources are needed.
Prerequisites / NoticeEvery participant works on 14 afternoons in a row (Tuesday - Thursday, 13:00 - 18:00) during the semester after being assigned to a group of two participants. No further presence is demanded.
Presence dates:
28.02. - 29.03.2023
01.03. - 30.03.2023
14.03. - 19.04.2023
22.03. - 27.04.2023
30.03. - 09.05.2023
06.04. - 16.05.2023
26.04. - 30.05.2023

Preferences for the personal assignment can be considered.

Electronic enrollment is mandatory. (except ETH-external participants).

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