The Thin Films and Interfaces Group

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Thin films are nowadays utilized in many applications, ranging from semiconductor devices to optical coatings and are even present in pharmaceuticals (polymers). This wide-spread application of films with thicknesses from atomic monolayers to microns is due to the developments of thin film deposition techniques. Thin films are also important for studies of materials with new and unique properties due to the possibility of tuning their crystallographic and morphological properties. The thin film approach, i.e. the presence of interfaces (to a substrate or the film surface) adds more degrees of freedom for influencing the properties of materials, e.g. by lattice strain or surface functionalization. For these fundamental studies of material properties large research facilities such as synchrotron radiation or neutron spallation sources are one of the keys that the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) provides.

 

TFI SEMINAR
Date: Monday 10 June, 2024, 16:00 
Title: TBA
Speaker:  Lukas Heineger    
Room: OFLG/401 

 

TFI GUEST SEMINAR
Date: Monday 24 June, 2024, 11:00 
Topic:  Twenty Years a Growing- adventures in functional Photonic/Electronic materials and device development
Guest speaker: Dr. Donagh O'Mahony,  Head of Physical Science Department, Munster University of Technology, Bishopstown, Cork, Ireland 
Room: OFLG/402 

 

TFI SEMINAR
Date: Monday 24 June, 2024, 16:00 
Title: TBA
Speaker: Anna Hartl    
Room: OFLG/402 

 


TFI GUEST SEMINAR
Date: Thursday 27 June, 2024, 16:00 
Topic:  CO2 hydrogenation selectivity shift over In-Co binary oxides catalysts 
Guest speaker: Prof. Limin Guo, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology  
Room: OFLG/401 

 


LMX SEMINAR
Date: Monday 4 July, 2024, 13:00 
Speaker:  Jeffrey Brock    
Room: OSGA/EG06

 


TFI GUEST SEMINAR
Date: Friday 5 July, 2024, 10:00  
Topic:  CO2 hydrogenation selectivity shift over In-Co binary oxides catalysts 
Guest speaker:  Prof. Kulbir Ghuman, Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS). Université du Québec, Canada  
Room: OFLG/402 

 

TFI SEMINAR
Date:  Monday 8 July, 2024, 16:00 
Title: TBA
Speaker:  Xiaochun Huang    
Room: OFLG/402 


TFI Literature meeting 
Date: Monday 12 July, 2024, 16:00 
Speaker:  Adil Baiju & Kyle Stephens  
Room: OFLG/401 

April 2024

2024 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit

April 22-26, 2024  Seattle, Washington, USA
May 7-9, 2024  Virtual
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June 2024

ECAPD 2024 

European Conference on Applications of Polar Dielectrics
June 16-19, 2024  Trondheim, Norway
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September 2024

iWOE-30 2024 

International Workshop on Oxide Electronics
September 29.-2.October 2024 , Darmstadt, Germany
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Most of the time we have student projects related to the work we do. Just talk to us if you are interested in something we are working on not advertised on our pages.

Currently, we are looking for a Semester or Master Student on the topic of ferroelectric field effect transistors (FeFETs).

If anyone is interested, please contact Prof. Dr. Thomas Lippert (thomas.lippert@psi.ch) or Dr Nikita Shepelin (nikita.shepelin@psi.ch).


At present, we have no open PhD positions available. Other open positions are always published on the PSI Open Positions page.