Solid State Physics

Lund University

Solid State Physics

The Division of Solid State Physics at Lund University engages in research and education in nanoscience, specifically in materials science, in the physics of low-dimensional semiconductors, and in their interdisciplinary applications.

Currently, a strong research focus is placed on the materials science and the controlled design and growth of semiconductor nanowires as well as the use of novel, functional devices based on nanowires in a wide range of applications, including quantum electron transport, nanoelectronics, energy conversion, optoelectronics, photonics, nanotoxicology, and nanobiophysics.

These research activities at the Division are performed in a highly collaborative manner and are closely integrated into the research environment of NanoLund. The Division also hosts and manages Lund Nano Lab (LNL), a state-of-the-art nanofabrication facility that is open to external users.

The Division is strongly engaged in education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including in the management and teaching of the Master of Science programs in Engineering Nanoscience, Engineering Physics and Physics.

The Division has about 100 employees, is part of the Department of Physics, and is organizationally affiliated with the Faculty of Engineering (LTH) at Lund University.

News and Events


Solid State Physics – the cradle of nanomaterials research at Lund University – celebrated its 50th anniversary on June 3rd. Celebrations included lab visits, speeches and cake together with past and present employees and friends...[more]


On Friday May 13th 2016 at 09:30, Masoomeh Ghasemi will defend her thesis: "Thermodynamic modeling of materials systems for nanowires: CALPHAD, DFT and experiments" in Rydbergsalen at the Department of Physics. The...[more]


On Friday April 29th 2016 at 09:30, Kilian Mergenthaler will defend his thesis: "Photon Upconversion in Heavily Doped Semiconductors" in Rydbergsalen at the Department of Physics. The opponent will be Professor...[more]


February 18th the Vice-Chancellor appointed Magnus Borgström Professor in Materials Science with specialization in epitaxy. Read more about Magnus on his homepage.[more]


On Friday November 20th 2015 at 09:30, Magnus Heurlin will defend his thesis: "Growth of Semiconductor Nanowires for Solar Cell Applications" in Rydbergsalen at the Department of Physics. The opponent will be Professor...[more]

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