In the last few years, semiconducting oxides have evolved from their traditional role of transparent conductive electrodes and have become an exciting area of semiconductor physics and technology. The possibility of growing “electronic grade” materials, both as bulk and epitaxial films, has opened the way to fabrication of novel devices with unprecedented characteristics.

The main topics of the workshop are:

  • Materials
    • Bulk crystal growth and single crystals
    • Epitaxy and thin film deposition
    • Binary and ternary materials, polytypes, miscibility
    • Oxide heterostructures
    • Heterostructures with foreign semiconductors
    • Doping
  • Characterization
    • Structural properties, extended and point defects
    • Optical and electrical properties
    • Transport properties, deep electronic states
    • Defect identification and tailoring
  • Processing
    • Etching and polishing
    • Ion implantation
    • Fabrication of ohmic contacts and Schottky barriers
    • Heat dissipation management
  • Devices
    • Electronic and opto-electronic devices
    • Power electronic devices
    • Energy harvesting devices
    • Sensors
  • Modelling and Simulation
    • Materials properties
    • Device design and simulation