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Functional thin films and surface nano-engineering (FunSurf)

The leading activity of FunSurf team is the chemical synthesis of functional materials engineered at different dimensions (i.e. thin films, nanostructures, nanowire networks) to realize innovative devices or to develop advanced surface functionalities.
Our common approaches are based on the development of synthesis processes, on the exploitation of specific shaping of material like nanowires networks and on the understanding by physical modeling and simulation.

Research axis

Within applied and fundamental studies we focus on optimizing the synthesis and properties of functional nanomaterials through the control and fundamental understanding of growth mechanisms, structure-properties relationships, reactions at interfaces and functionalization processes.

Atmospheric chemical deposition of Functional materials

•Thin films: Inorganic (oxides, fluorides)


Wet Chemistry and Surface Functionalisation

Nanostructures for sensors

Functionalisation of different nanostructures for sensor:
  • Semiconductor nanowires networks,
  • bio(chemical)sensors,
  • gas sensors, electrical sensors…


  • 18
    The paper "Hazy Al2O3-FTO Nanocomposites: A Comparative Study with FTO-Based Nanocomposites Integrating ZnO and S:TiO2 Nanostructures" has been published in Nanomaterials.
  • 16
    The paper "An innovative large scale integration of silicon nanowire-based field effect transistors" has been published in Solid-State Electronics
  • 27
    The paper "Stability enhancement of silver nanowire networks with conformal ZnO coatings deposited by atmospheric pressure spatial atomic layer deposition" has been published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

Written by Maria Carmen Jimenez Arevalo

Date of update June 18, 2018

Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes