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MER The Laboratory for Advanced Semiconductor Epitaxy is located in the Microelectronics Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. We are developing advanced materials and devices for electronics and optoelectronics. We are particularly interested in GaSb-based mid-infrared quantum well lasers, THz sources based on epitaxial metal/semiconductor nanocomposites, new plasmonic materials, low-noise III-V avalanche photodiodes, silicon-based lasers for optical interconnects, and silicon-based III-V TFETs (jointly with Prof. Lee). Our secret weapon in this effort is the molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) crystal growth technique.

Recent Publications

  • (Invited) S.D. Sifferman, H.P. Nair, R. Salas, N.T. Sheehan, S.J. Maddox, A.M. Crook, and S.R. Bank, "Highly strained mid-infrared type-I diode lasers on GaSb," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., vol. 21, no. 6, pp. 1–10, Nov. 2015.
  • K.W. Park, E.M. Krivoy, H.P. Nair, S.R. Bank, and E.T. Yu, "Cross-sectional scanning thermal microscopy of ErAs/GaAs superlattices grown by molecular beam epitaxy," Nanotechnology, vol. 26, no. 26, pp. 265701, July 2015.
  • S.J. Maddox, S.D. March, W. Sun, J.C. Campbell, and S.R. Bank, "Growth and Properties of Broadly Tunable AlInAsSb Digital Alloys on GaSb," 57th Electronic Materials Conf. (EMC), Columbus, OH, June 2015.
  • K.M. McNicholas, E.M. Krivoy, R. Salas, S.D. Sifferman, and S.R. Bank, "Tunable, lattice-matched, epitaxial semimetals," 57th Electronic Materials Conf. (EMC), Columbus, OH, June 2015.
  • R. Salas, N.T. Sheehan, S. Guchhait, K.M. McNicholas, S.D. Sifferman, V.D. Dasika, E.M. Krivoy, and S.R. Bank, "Properties of Growth Enhanced ErAs:InGaAs Nanocomposites," 57th Electronic Materials Conf. (EMC), Columbus, OH, June 2015.

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    Seth Bank

    Seth R. Bank
    Temple Foundation Fellow. No. 5
    Associate Professor

    CV: SRB_CV.pdf

    2.606C MER (main office)
    312 ENS (teaching office)

    Mailing address:
    10100 Burnet Road, Bldg. #160
    MER 2.606C, R9900
    Austin, TX 78758