A research team dedicated to the physical chemistry of materials under high temperatures. We are mainly addressing carbides and nitrides, with a special focus on their crystal growth. The team benefits from a multidisciplinary approach, coupling advantageously experiments, characterization and modelling.
We are addressing: Basic academic works :
study of basic mechanisms (nucleation, growth, doping, surface instabilities …),
exploring new compounds (new Wide Bandgap semiconductors, MAX phases, new objects),
exploring new crystal growth process concepts and modelling
Application driven works:
P-type 4H-SiC substrates for high power thyristors (collaboration Ampère Lab. INSA Lyon),
3C-SiC photoelectrodes for water splitting (collaboration TU Darmstadt)