Disentangling the Optoelectronic Properties of Semiconductors

Research in the Nienhaus lab will aim to understand the detailed optoelectronic properties of semiconductors at the nanoscale, and their interactions in the ensemble. We hope to advance tip-enhanced microscopy beyond the current capabilities to probe the cause of reduced efficiencies in optoelectronic devices made of emerging (nano-)materials. Research directions will focus on synthesis of semiconductor materials such as quantum dots and perovskites, optical spectroscopy and the combination of optical spectroscopy and scanning probe microscopy.