C3 (ended): Lithographically Guided Assembly and ALD Coatings of 2D and 3D Pore Structures for Thermophotovoltaics and Thermal Barrier Coatings

Periodic ordered nanostructures based on metals and oxides will be developed for potential applications in thermophotovoltaics and as thermal barrier coatings. By means of laser interference lithography large-scale patterned substrates will be generated for the induced assembly of artificial opal structures and the guided electrochemical growth of ordered alumina membranes. These template systems will be coated mainly by atomic layer deposition (ALD) of oxides and metals for the manufacturing of functional photonic structures, which will be optimized and tested for the elevated temperature regime (500 to 1200 ┬░C) for the first time.

Project Leader

Prof. Dr. Kornelius Nielsch