24 April, NSERC USRA student Matt Frick has joined us to work on excitation spectroscopy of ZnO nanowires

2 May 2017, PhD candidate Shima Alagha published a paper: S. Alagha, A. Shik, H. E. Ruda, I. Saveliev, K. L. Kavanagh, and S. P. Watkins, “Space-charge-limited current in nanowires”, J. Appl. Phys. 121, 174301 (2017)

27 March 2017, Site visit to Structured materials to check out the new MOCVD tool before shipment. Expected arrival date in May 2017.

13 February 2017 Recent Ph.D graduate Faezeh Mohammadbeigi published a paper: F. Mohammadbeigi, T. Kure, G. Callsen, E. Senthil Kumar, M.R. Wagner, A. Hoffmann, and S. P. Watkins, “Influence of carbon doping and hydrogen co-doping on acceptor related optical transitions in ZnO nanowires." Semicond. Sci. Technol. 32  045017 (2017) 

June 2, 2016, New MOCVD tool under construction at Structured Materials Inc. This III-V tool will have unique capabilities, including the ablity to transfer samples to other tools under ultrahigh vaccum.

May 1, 2016, NSERC USRA student Katrina Stirling has joined us for the summer and is working on use of a novel tunable ultraviolet source for excitation spectroscopy of ZnO nanowires.