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Dr. Michael Schnedler

My research is dedicated to following projects:

  • Characterization of novel (ternary) nitride semiconductors by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and spectroscopy (STS), e.g. GaN, InN, AlInN, AlGaN, etc.
  • Defects in (light-excited) semiconductors and their influence on the electric properties 
  • Investigation of device structures like LEDs by STM
  • III-V compound semiconductor nanowires for future lighting applications or energy harvesting


  • Quantitative STM and STS of III-V compound semiconductors (including nitride-based semiconductors)
  • Sample preparation for STM & STS
  • Simulation of potential & carrier distribution in semiconductors under non-equilibrium conditions
  • Tunnel current simulations (including tip-induced band bending)
  • Principal component analysis
  • Software development (for analysis and simulation) primarily by using Pascal, but also Python, C, PHP, etc.