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Francisco Alvarado


I graduated from the Harbin Institute of Technology in the Summer of 2021 with an MSci in Chemistry. I am currently working on my Ph.D. in the Microscopy group at the University of Warwick, under the supervision of Prof. Richard Beanland.

Research Interest

My interests are in III-V antimonides as they have excellent physical properties. The “6.1 Å family” forms a lattice-matched set around that value, making them the first candidate materials for the fabrication of new memory technologies, middle and far-infrared quantum cascade lasers, and thermophotovoltaic cells. However, there are some challenges to achieving a high-quality functional structure, as the interfacial atomic segregation and intermixing have several effects on the electronic structure of the device, generating defects due to the strain relief between interfaces. The aim of my research is to use Electron Microscopy techniques to understand the origin and effects of such defects.

Francisco Alvarado

Department of Physics

University of Warwick



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