Our field of research concerns Solid State Physics and Nanotechnology and is divided in four areas; superconductivity, magnetism, oxides and plasmonic materials. Our aim is to perform cutting edge research at the forefront of these fields.
The experimental work is based on fabrication growth and characterization of nano-devices. For this aim we have set up designed and constructed various experimental equipment including UHV vacuum chambers for thin film growth of multi-layered structures of various materials and transport measurement down to He3 temperature. Our experimental skills include: thin film growth using sputtering, e-gun and thermal evaporation techniques, characterization using VSM-MOKE-SPR magnetometers, micro-device fabrication by optical lithography techniques or in situ mask and low temperature (Nitrogen, He4, He3) measurements as a function of temperature and field.
About the investigation group and the university
The condensed matter investigation group performs investigations on international level, which are annually published on prestigious international scientific letters. Through international collaborations, the Ph.D. students as a part of their formation, have the opportunity of an academic residence program in prestigious universities and laboratories worldwide.
The Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá-Colombia) is currently ranked 5th in Latin America and 262nd in the world according to the QS University rankings. (http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings-articles/latin-american-university-rankings/top-10-universities-latin-america-2014).