Nanomaterials and Devices Laboratory
The group is focused on the synthesis and solution processing of semiconducting and metallic nanowires/carbon nanotubes and exploiting their novel properties in flexible devices. Devices of interest include, but not limited to solar cells, light emitting diodes, batteries, supercapacitors, transistors and photodetectors.
- 2-inch AIXTRON-Nanoinstruments, Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (PECVD) system
- 3-source physical vapor deposition (PVD) system
- MBraun Unistar Glove Box
- Computer controlled 1-inch CVD system
- Spectrometer/photometer/Integrated sphere
- Light sources/UV lamps
- Gamry 3000 Galvanostat/Potentiostat/ZRA
- Makerbot 3D printer
- Stretching and flexing device
- Various other materials chemistry tools (spin coaters, tip/bath sonicators, dip/spray/ultrasonic spray coaters, ultrapure DI water generator, pH meters, vacuum furnace, centrifuge, high/low temperature furnaces)
Completed and Ongoing Research Projects
- Development of Light Emitting Diodes Utilizing Hydrothermally Grown Zinc Oxide Nanowires (2010-2012) The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK).
- Development of Nanowire Enhanced Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Solar Cells (2010-2012) The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK).
- Synthesis of Germanium Nanowires and Their Utilization in Photodetectors (2012-2013) METU – BAP Project.
- Synthesis of Silicon Nanowires and Their Utilization in Solar Cells (2010-2012) METU – BAP Project.
- Carbon Nanotube Thin Films and Their EMI Shielding Properties (2011-2012) METU – BAP Project.
- Zinc Oxide Nanowires for Light Emitting Diodes (2009-2011) METU – BAP Project.
- Center for Solar Energy Research and Applications (2009-2011) State Planning Organization (DPT).
- Prof. Gehan Amaratunga, Electrical Engineering Division, University of Cambridge, UK.
- Prof. Manish Chhowalla, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Rutgers University, USA.
- Prof. Raşit Turan, Department of Physics, METU.