Thin Film Laboratory (LFF)

Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Antônio Ricardo Zanatta

FCI1 Secretariat:
Luciana Garcia Lavezzo –
Phone: +55 16 3373-9879 or 3373-9877

FCI1 Finances:
Paulo Henrique Vilani –
Phone: +55 16 3373-9841

Since its inception, the Thin Film Laboratory (TFL) has been dedicated to the research of new materials with possible applications in the modern microelectronics industry. For this purpose, the LFF investigates semiconductor and dielectric compounds of amorphous or (micro) crystalline structure, prepared in the form of thin films.

As a fundamental part of its activities, and for a detailed understanding of the different physicochemical phenomena in these compounds, TFL employs the most varied techniques, such as: Optical spectroscopy (Transmission-Absorption-Reflection in UV-VIS-NIR regions, X-ray spectroscopy (XPS, XAES and UPS), microscopy techniques (optics, electronics and atomic force), and X-ray diffraction.

For the development of its research, the TFL has facilities for both the preparation and the characterization of compounds based on Si, Ge, GaAs, nitrides (SiN, GeN, GaAsN, AlN), and various oxides (SiOx, TiO2, CoO) and collaborations with several national laboratories (USP São Paulo, Unicamp, Unesp) and international laboratories (Paul-Drude Institute-Berlin, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Ohio University).

Among the research lines currently conducted in the TFL, highlights the following: Science and Technology of semiconductors with amorphous or (micro) crystalline structure (optical processes, electronics, confection of devices), induced crystallization mechanisms (by laser radiation, By electric current), preparation and characterization of luminescent compounds based on lanthanide ions and / or transition metals, production and investigation of microstructured patterns etc.

  Faculty Staff   Phone
Antonio Ricardo Zanatta+55 16 33739802
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São Carlos Institute of Physics - IFSC
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