ARC Nanotechnology Network
University of New South Wales, School of Physics, Quantum Electronics Devices (QED) Group

University of New South Wales, School of Physics, Quantum Electronics Devices (QED) Group

Nanotechnology Research Programs/Activities:

Quantum electronic device fabrication in GaAs and Si based systems and its subsequent integration with molecular electronics.
Includes crystal growth, scanning probe microscopy, device nanofabrication and electrical measurement.
Current research areas include atomic scale device fabrication, low dimensional systems and molecular electronics.
Proximity effects and new correlated phases in closely spaced semiconductor
nanostructures: The aim of this project is to understand the interactions between quantum electronic devices when they are brought into close proximity.
A detailed knowledge of these interactions and how to control them is important for continued miniaturisation in the semiconductor industry, and for the fundamental understanding of new quantum ground states.
Organic electronic devices: We are developing new electronic devices based on organic, rather than standard inorganic, semiconductors. Organic electronics may have commercial applications in thin film displays, solar cells, low cost microcircuits, and “flexible” electronics.
 

Scale of Nanotechnology Research Effort:

Researchers: 10 People, including 3 Faculty and 2 postdoctoral, and 2 PhD
students, 2 Honours students, 1 technical officer.
Annual budget: approx. $450k p.a. from all sources (including faculty
salaries).
 

Participants

 

Collaboration Information

 

Group Websites:

http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/QED/
http://www.qcaustralia.org/bio/staff_simmons.htm