Physics Department

Solid State Physics Group

Welcome to the DLSU Solid State Physics Laboratory! You will be able to explore various aspects of our laboratory with the presentation found here.

About Our Group

The Solid State Physics Research Group offers undergraduate and graduate students in experimental and theoretical physics and provides a broad understanding of rigid matter but not limited to solids through quantum mechanics, crystallography, electromagnetism, and metallurgy. A branch in condense matter physics, the Solid State Physics research group studies how the large scale properties of solid materials result from their atomic-scale properties, we call nanomaterials. Solid-state physics forms the theoretical basis of materials science. Our group has direct applications in nanomaterials, conducting polymers, solar technology, gas sensor, biomaterials, and other smart and functional materials. Researchers in the Solid State Physics begin with a background in basic chemistry, mathematics, and physics -- the foundation for broad-based materials properties, processing, and applications courses. Our group also provides technical support for companies and universities involved in the preparation and characterization of new materials, failure analysis of commercial products either manufactured locally and abroad. We also provide exclusive training for students and industry who intends to learn failure analysis, high vacuum technology, and different characterization techniques. Moreover, the Solid State Physics Laboratory recommends excellent researchers who will be working with research laboratories abroad.

Our Research

Students who intend to join the research group are exposed to specialized courses in the following areas: Semiconductors, Superconductivity, Conducting Polymers, Biomaterials, Nanomaterials, and Other Smart and Functional Materials.

The solid state research research group is involved in the fabrication and characterization of semiconductor bulk, thin films, and nanomaterials. Study its properties and determine its functionality.

Among the research thrusts of the conductive polymer research group includes the development of facilities for synthesizing and characterizing conductive polymers. They also conduct basic and applied research leading to the fabrication of conductive polymer based devices.

The personnel and laboratory is equipped with the knowledge and expertise in the development of new techniques in the preparation and characterization of the said materials. Moreover, the laboratory is a center for conducting surface, thermal, and electronic characterization sample tests prepared by other universities and the industry as well. The Research group is at present involved in the preparation and characterization of Biomaterials, Conducting Polymers, Nanomaterials, and other Smart and Functional Materials.