Inorganic Materials Chemistry

From Precursor Synthesis to Advanced Materials


Job opportunities  / PHD position or Postdoc

 One PhD position ist currently available.   We are looking for a PhD or postdoc for nanowire research.  The project will be carried out in close collaboration with colleagues in physics as well as solid state electronics. Take advantage of an excellent, interdisciplinary environment and join us.  
Please contact Dr. Barth in case you are interested in pursuing a PhD or join us as a postdoc with relevant experience in the field.

17th November

Call for Abstracts: EUROMAT   

Sven is a co-organizer of two sympossia at the EUROMAT 2023 in Frankfurt. Check out Sympossium A02: "Nanowires and Nanomaterials Growth"  and A4: "Charged Particle Induced Nanomaterials" and submit abstracts until January 31st.

07th November

Upcoming talks at University of Bremen and RWTH Aachen   

Sven will present recent advances of our group in the frame of GDCH seminars at University of Bremen.  
The week will commence with a talk in the electrical engineering department at RWTH Aachen focussing on FEBID/FEBID writing of new materials.

3rd October

Paper accepted for publication  in Inorganic Chemistry

Our  collaboration with Matthias Wagner's group at Goethe University yielded in the first joint paper . The article "Mixed substituted Single-Source Precursors for Si1-xGex Thin Film Deposition"  will be published in Inorganic Chemistry. An excellent start of a fuitful collaboration.

2nd October

12th Indo-German Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (Humboldt Foundation)   

Sven was invited to participate in the 12th Indo-German Frontiers of Engineering Symposium organized by the Humboldt Foundation. A few days with excellent talks from  different scientific background and exchange of ideas with colleagues from India and Germany in Bremen. A geart platform provided by the Humboldt Foundation!

28th September 2022

Talk at the 21st Conference on Inorganic Chemistry (GDCH)   

Sven gave a talk at the 21st Conference on Inorganic Chemistry, which is a joint meeting organised by the GDCh divisions of Inorganic Chemistry (Wöhler association) and Solid-State Chemistry & Materials Research (Festkörperchemie und Materialforschung). The talk  addessed the topic of new precursors for direct-write processes. The conferece venue was located in the beautiful city of  Marburg.

9th Septemer 2022

Paper accepted for publication in ACS Applied Nano Materials

Our  paper  "Focused Ion Beam vs. Focused Electron Beam Deposition of Cobalt Silicide Nanostructures using Single-Source Precursors: Implications for Nanoelectronic Gates, Interconnects, and Spintronics"    has been accepted for publication in ACS Appl. Nano Mater.. Congrats Felix to the thrid paper as first author.  

"EUROMAT 2023" in Frankfurt (03.-07.09.2023)   

Sven will be co-organiser of two sympossia at EUROMAT 2023.  The teams are almost complete and together we are confident that both sympossia will be a success. Deadlines, calls  etc. will be circulated in due time.  

15th July 2022

"FEBIP 2022" conference contributions   

Felix presented the comparison of FEBID and FEBID deposits using single source precursors at the 8th FEBIP workshop of the Focused-Electron-Beam-Induced-Processing.  In addition, Sven gave an invited talk  entitled "Precursors for direct-write nanofabrication with electrons" and highlighted our recent results complementing a general overview.  Many thanks to the organizers for their efforts to make FEBIP 2022 in Krakow a success.

1st July 2022

Nachrichten aus der Chemie: " Nanodruck mit Elektronenstrahlen"   

An introduction in the field of nano-printing by FEBID will be published in the July issue of Nachrichten aus der Chemie. The article can be accessed as a GDCH member here.

24th June 2022

Invited Seminar at TU Wien   

Sven will give an invited seminar in the solid state electronics department  at TU Wien.

The lecture will be entitled: "Molecule-based synthesis of inorganic Nanomaterials" and include FEBID  as well as current nanowire projects.

18th June 2022

Paper accepted for publication in Advanced Functional Materials

Congrats to our collaborator F. Porrati and all other co-authors. Our joint paper  "Highly-packed proximity-coupled DC Josephson junction arrays by a direct-write approach "   has been accepted for publication in Adv. Funct. Mater..  

16th-18th May 2022

Invited talk at Cost action meeting: MultiChem2022 

Sven will present some of our recent results at the COST MultiChem2022 meeting in Boppard. The talk will be entitled: "Bimetallic precursors in focused particle-based deposition: FEBID vs. FIBID".

12th May 2022

Institute Seminar: Lund University 

Sven will give a talk in the chemistry department of Lund University.
The presentation will be entitled: "Synthesis of Inorganic Nanomaterials under Non-Equilibrium Conditions"

Meeting: Nanowireweek 2022 

Great meeting and quite a few fruitful discussions. It shows that in person meetings have benefits.
Sven presented a poster on "Metastable Ge-based nanowire materials", which is a base of our collaboration with Masiar Sistani's group including Raphael Böckle.
Photo (left to right: Masiar, Raphael and Sven)


Paper published in Nanomaterials

Our paper entitled "Vanadium and Manganese Carbonyls as Precursors in Electron-Induced and Thermal Deposition Processes" has been published in MDPI's Nanomaterials.

Invited Talk at FEBID the conference in July

Sven will give an invited talk at the 8th FEBIP workshop of the Focused-Electron-Beam-Induced-Processing. The lecture is entitled "Precursors for direct-write nanofabrication with electrons" and addresses our recent results as well as a general overview. This is the most important meeting of this community and is being held every two years since 2006.  Looking forward to a great meeting at FEBIP 2022 in Krakow.


Invited Talk at ICACC conference

Sven gave an invited talk at the International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC). The contribution is entitled "Direct-Writing of Inorganic Nanostructures" and addressed FEBID and FIBID processes. Check out Focussed Session 3 in case you have registered for the conference.

Welcome 2022

We wish visitors of your website as well as our collaborators a successful 2022.

Stay tuned, there are a few papers in the pipeline.  Hence, we will be able to share a few exciting news with you in the near future.


Confirmation: New Project No.2

The DFG grants funding of a PhD project focused on " Synthesis and Transport Phenomena of Nanocale, Metastable Solid Solutions and the Formation of Functional Heterostructures".
The research consortium includes M. Sistani (TU Wien) and M. Huth (Goethe University Frankfurt) who will also work on the topic in the frame of our joint DACH project. More details will be shared in the near future.

In case you are interested in working on topic No.1 or No.2  as a PhD student, please contact S. Barth via email.


First Domino has fallen: New Project No.1

The DFG will fund a PhD  project focused on "Site-Selective Growth and Characterization of Nanocale Superconductors". We will distribute the call for applications soon.
The research will be carried out in close collaboration with M. Huth's group who will also work on this topic with an additional PhD. More details will be shared in the near future.


Paper published in Journal of  Applied Physics 

Our joint perspective paper entitled "Living up to its potential - Direct-write nanofabrication with focused electron beams" has been published in the Journal of Applied Physics.


Paper published in ACS Appl. Mater. Interf. 

Our paper entitled "Direct writing of cobalt silicide nanostructures using single-source precursors" has been pubished in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. New precursors have been tested for applications in FEBID and the electronic properties of the deposits have been determined.  Congrats to Felix on his first paper as first author!


Invited lecture at the NanoNet-Workshop 

Sven will give an invited talk at Nanonet-Workshop in Dresden. The talk is entitled  "Ge-based Nanowires with Metastable Composition: Hyper-Doping and Alloy Formation"

Lecture "Synthesis and Applications of Inorganic Nanomaterials"

The lecture will be held at Goethe University Frankfurt during the winter semester and is accompanied with exercices.
Students at GUF will find more information in the corresponding description published in OLAT

September 2021

EUROMAT 2021: Sympossium on Nanowires

We thank all contributors for their interest and the submission of abstracts. Symposium A3 on “Nanowires and Nanotubes: From Growth Phenomena to Devices” will be
 part of the  EUROMAT 2021 . The online event will take place as planned September 12-16, 2021.

 Check for  updates of the program:  

August 2021

New group member

Paula Metschan decided to join our group. Her master thesis will be focused on nanowire synthesis.  We are looking forward to exciting results in the near future.

18th May 2021

Research Highlight published  on our recent Nanotechnology paper

A reserach highlight related to our paper "Ge Quantum Wire Memristor" has been published on the advances in engineering webpage. The article can be downloaded here.

14th March 2021

Paper accepted for publication in Appl. Phys. Lett. 

A collaborative paper entitled "Spin-wave eigenmodes in direct-write 3D nanovolcanoes" has been accepted for publication in Applied Physics Letters.