ZIAM Lab Tours (for first years)
On the 30th of November from 1 to 4, we’ll visit the labs of your future lecturers in ZIAM: Bart van Wees, Maria Loi, Maxim Pchenitchnikov, Marcos Guimaraes, Ronnie Hoekstra & more!
ZIAM is the Zernike Institute of Advanced Materials, the place where Applied Physics research happens at the nanoscale to synthesize materials, build devices and investigate their physical properties. Each research group that we’ll visit focuses on a smaller part of this advanced materials research.
In groups of 4, we'll pass by the labs of the research groups where the researchers will perform an experiment and show around what they do. Free lunch will be provided at the start of the event. To sign up, fill in this form. There are only 32 spots available so be quick. Applied Physics students will have priority if more than 32 people sign up.
If you have any questions about the event, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Description of the groups that we will visit:
Tamalika Banerjee's group
Prof. Tamalika Banerjee’s research group ‘Spintronics of Functional Materials’ focuses on studying strong correlation effects in quantum materials. She pioneered the Ballistic Electron Magnetic Microscopy technique, that probes spin transport in Si based spintronic devices at the nanometer scale and demonstrated its first application across correlated-oxide interfaces. A key focus is on electric field manipulation of spins across Rashba interfaces in oxide semiconductors and on studying emergent quantum phenomena. More recently, a large part of her research group focuses on studying interface driven semiconducting memristive devices exhibiting analog memory states and controlled by electrical fields and devices reliant on spin orbit torque for unconventional computing.
Marcos Guimaraes' group
In the lab tour of my group we are going to show the setups we use for the optical and opto-electronic characterization of 2D heterostructures. We will show how you can obtain information on the magnetization of these structures at microscopic scales using light and show how we can do that also in the time-domain, with femtosecond resolution. We will show how our cryostats work, reaching temperatures down to 4.2 Kelvin and magnetic fields up to 7 Tesla.
Meike Stöhr's group
We will show a low temperature (4.2K or 77K) ultra high vacuum scanning tunneling microscope, which allows us to study molecules and even atoms on surfaces. The microscope is used to study, among others, graphene nanoribbons and molecular networks. It is even possible to measure the electronic properties of the sample and move atoms using the tip, which was used by IBM Research to make the world's smallest movie (https://www.youtube.com/