Nanomaterials Group

University of Patras
Contact Person: Dr. Sotirios Baskoutas
Telephone: +30 2610 969349


Design and theoretical study of electronic and optical properties of semiconductor nanostructured materials such as quantum dots, quantum wells and nanorods.
Synthesis (with physical methods) and characterization of semiconductor nanostructured materials.


  • Zeng, Z., Paspalakis, E., Garoufalis, C.S., Terzis, A.F., Baskoutas, S. (2013) Optical susceptibilities in singly charged ZnO colloidal quantum dots embedded in different dielectric matrices, J. App. Phys. 113 (5) , art. no. 054303
  • Zeng, Z., Garoufalis, C.S., Baskoutas, S., Bester, G. (2013) Electronic and optical properties of ZnO quantum dots under hydrostatic pressure, Phys. Rev. B 87 (12),  125302
  • Umar, A., Akhtar, M.S., Dar, G.N., Abaker, M., Al-Hajry, A., Baskoutas, S. (2013)  Visible-light-driven photocatalytic and chemical sensing properties of SnS2 nanoflakes, Talanta 114 , pp. 183-190
  • Yashar Azizian-Kalandaragh, Ali Khodayari, Zaiping Zeng, Christos S. Garoufalis, Sotirios Baskoutas, Lionel Cervera Gontard, J. Nanopart. Res. (2013) 15:1388.
  • Baskoutas S., Zaiping Zeng, Garoufalis C. S., and Bester G., (2012) Tuning of the Optical Emission Polarization of ZnO Nanorods by an Applied Hydrostatic Pressure, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 116 (50) , pp. 26592-26597
  • Zeng Z., Garoufalis C. S., Baskoutas S., Terzis A. F., (2012) Tuning the Binding Energy of Surface Impurities in Cylindrical GaAs/AlGaAs Quantum Dots by a Tilted Magnetic Field, J.  App. Phys. 112 (6) , art. no. 064326
  • Abaker M., Dar G. N., Umar A., Zaidi S. A., Ibrahim A. A., Baskoutas S., and Al-Hajry A., (2012) CuO Nanocubes Based Highly-Sensitive 4-Nitrophenol Chemical Sensor, Science of Advanced Materials 4, 1.
  • G.N. Dar G.N., Umar A., Zaidi S.A., Ahmed A. Ibrahim A. A., Abaker M., Baskoutas S., Al-Assiri M. S., (2012) Ce-doped ZnO nanorods for the detection of hazardous chemical, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical,
  • Zeng Z. Garoufalis C.S., Baskoutas S., Terzis A. F., (2012) Stark Effect of Donor Binding Energy in a Self-assembled GaAs Quantum Dot Subjected to a Tilted Electric Field, Physics Letters A 376 (42-43) , pp. 2712-2716.
  • Zeng Z. Garoufalis C.S., Baskoutas S., (2012) Combination effects of tilted electric and magnetic fields on donor binding energy in a GaAs/AlGaAs cylindrical quantum dot, Journal of Physics D-Applied Physics 45, 235102.


Photonic Applications, Structures & Materials Group Department of Materials Science University of Patras 26504

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