Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame


Bruce Bunker

•Professor of Physics
333G Nieuwland Science Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556


Structural characterizations of nanosystems

  • TEM
    • Lattice imaging
    • Electron diffraction
  • Scanning probe microscopy
  • Optical measurements
    • Surface plasmon resonance for nanoparticles
  • X-ray techniques
    • Diffraction, diffuse scattering, XAFS

Current Energy Research


  • In-situ measurements of ZnO nanowire growth to determine competing growth mechanisms
  • Time-dependent structure and interdiffusion in core-shell nanoparticles
  • In-situ studies of nanoparticle-catalyzed growth of nanowires
  • Bacterial biomineralization and dissolution at mineral surfaces
  • Environmental nanoparticles (e.g. hematite, goethite, others)

Potential SEI Research