MRSEC-Supported Publications

April 2016 - May 2017

Shared Facilities




a. Primary MRSEC Support—IRG 1

  1. S. Cao, M. Street, J. L. Wang, J. Wang, X. Zhang, C. Binek, and P. A. Dowben, “Magnetization at the Interface of Cr2O3 and Paramagnets with Large Stoner Susceptibility,” J. Phys. Cond. Matter 29, 10LT01[5pp] (2017).
  2. S. Cao, X. Zhang, K. Sinha, W. Wang, J. Wang, P. A. Dowben, and X. Xu, “Phase Separation in LuFeO3 Films,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 108, 202903 [5pp] (2016).
  3. S. Beniwal, J. Hooper, D. P. Miller, P. S. Costa, G. Chen, S.-Y. Liu, P. A. Dowben, E. C. H. Sykes, E. Zurek, and A. Enders, “Graphene-like Boron–Carbon–Nitrogen Monolayers,” ACS Nano 11(3), 2486–2493 (2017).
  4. S. Beniwal, X. Zhang, S. Mu, A. Naim, P. Rosa, G. Chastanet, J.-F. Letard, J. Liu, G. E. Sterbinsky, D. A. Arena, P. A. Dowben, and A. Enders, “Surface-Induced Spin State Locking of the [Fe(H2B(pz)2)2(bipy)] Spin Crossover Complex,” J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 28, 206002 [8pp] (2016).
  5. X. Jiang, H. Lu, Y. Yin, X. Zhang, X. Wang, L. Yu, Z. Ahmadi, P. S. Costa, A. D. DiChiara, X. Cheng, A. Gruverman, A. Enders, and X. Xu, “Room Temperature Ferroelectricity in Continuous Croconic Acid Thin Films,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 109, 102902 [4pp] (2016).
  6. K Foreman, E. Echeverria, M. A. Koten, R. M. Lindsay, N. Hong, J. Shield, and S. Adenwalla, “The Metal/Organic Interface in Cobalt/Vinylidene Fluoride Heterostructures,” Mater. Res. Express 3, 116403 [10pp] (2016). (Selected for Annual Highlight 2016 – Thin Films).
  7. N. K. Yamoah, M. A. Koten, D. Thompson, C. Nannuri, J. Narayan, J. E. Shield, and D. Kumar, “Dependence of Grain Size And Defect Density on the Magnetic Properties of Mechanically Alloyed Fe90W10 Powder,” J. Appl. Phys. 120, 143903 [5pp] (2016).
  8. A. Rajapitamahuni, L. Zhang, M. A. Koten, V. R. Singh, J. D. Burton, E. Y. Tsymbal, J. E. Shield, and X. Hong, “Giant Enhancement of Magnetic Anisotropy in Ultrathin Manganite Films via Nanoscale 1D Periodic Depth Modulation,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 187201 [6pp] (2016).

b. Partial MRSEC Support—IRG 1

  1. K. D. Belashchenko, A. A. Kovalev, and M. van Schilfgaarde, “Theory of Spin Loss at Metallic Interfaces,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 207204 [6pp] (2016).
  2. K. D. Belashchenko, O. Tchernyshyov, A. A. Kovalev, and O. A. Tretiakov, “Magnetoelectric Domain Wall Dynamics and its Implications for Magnetoelectric Memory,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 108, 132403 [5pp] (2016).
  3. U. Singh, W. Echtenkamp, M. Street, C. Binek, and S. Adenwalla, “Local Writing of Exchange Biased Domains in a Heterostructure of Co/Pd Pinned by Magnetoelectric Chromia,” Adv. Funct. Mater. 26, 7470-7478 (2016).
  4. M. Yuan, I. Tanabe, J.-M. Bernard-Schaaf, Q.-Y. Shi, V. Schlegel, R. Schurhammer, P. A. Dowben, B. Doudin, L. Routaboul, and P. Braunstein, “Influence of Steric Hindrance on the Anchoring of Quinonoid Zwitterions on Gold Surfaces,” New J. Chem. 40, 5782-5796 (2016).
  5. S. Simpson, J. Hooper, D. P. Miller, D. A. Kunkel, A. Enders, and E. Zurek, “Modulating Bond Lengths via Backdonation: A First-Principles Investigation of a Quinonoid Zwitterion Adsorbed to Coinage Metal Surfaces,” J. Phys. Chem. C 120, 6633-6641 (2016).
  6. D. Peev, T. Hofmann, N. Kananizadeh, S. Wimer, B. Rodenhausen, C. M. Herzinger, T. Kasputis, E. Pfaunmiller, A. Nguyen, R. Korlacki, A. Pannier, Y. Li, E. Schubert, D. Hage, and M. Schubert, “Anisotropic Optical Contrast Microscope,” Rev. Sci. Instr. 87, 113701 [17pp] (2016).
  7. C. Bouhafs, V. Stanishev, A. A. Zakharov, T. Hofmann, P. Kühne, T. Iakimov, R. Yakimova, M. Schubert, and V. Darakchieva, “Decoupling and ordering of multilayer graphene on C-face 3C-SiC(111), “ Appl. Phys. Lett. 109, 203102 [4pp] (2016).
  8. C. Bouhafs, A. A. Zakharov, I. G. Ivanov, F. Giannazzo, J. Eriksson, V. Stanishev, P. Kühne, T. Iakimov, T. Hofmann, M. Schubert, F. Roccaforte, R. Yakimova, and V. Darakchieva, “Multi-scale Investigation of Interface Properties, Stacking Order and Decoupling of Few Layer Graphene on C-Face 4H-SiC,” Carbon 116, 722-732 (2017).
  9. E. Echeverria, B. Dong, G. Peterson, J. P. Silva, E. R. Wilson, M. S. Driver, Y.-S. Jun, G. D. Stucky, S. Knight, T. Hofmann, Z.-K. Han, N. Shao, Y. Gao, W.-N. Mei, M. Nastasi, P. A. Dowben, and J. A. Kelber, “Semiconducting Boron Carbides with Better Charge Extraction through the Addition of Pyridine Moieties,J. Phys. D.: Applied Physics 49, 355302 [11pp] (2016).
  10. M. Schubert, “Coordinate-Invariant Lyddane-Sachs-Teller Relationship for Polar Vibrations in Materials with Monoclinic and Triclinic Crystal Systems,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 215502 [6pp] (2016).
  11. M. Schubert, P. Kühne, V. Darakchieva, and T. Hofmann, “Optical Hall Effect—Model Description: Tutorial,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 33, 1553-1568 (2016).


a. Primary MRSEC Support—IRG 2

  1. X. Huang, T. R. Paudel, P. A. Dowben, S. Dong, and E. Y. Tsymbal, “Electronic Structure and Stability of the CH3NH3PbBr3(001) Surface,” Phys. Rev. B 94, 195309 [8pp] (2016).
  2. T. Li, P. Sharma, A. Lipatov, H. Lee, J.-W. Lee, M. Y. Zhuravlev, T. R. Paudel, Y. Genenko, C.-B. Eom, E. Y. Tsymbal, A. Sinitskii, and A. Gruverman, “Polarization-Mediated Modulation of Electronic and Transport Properties of Hybrid MoS2/BaTiO3 Tunnel Junctions,” Nano Lett. 17, 922 -927 (2017).
  3. H. Lu, B. Wang, T. Li, A. Lipatov, H. Lee, A. Rajapitamahuni, R. Xu, X. Hong, S. Farokhipoor, L. W. Martin, C.-B. Eom, L.-Q. Chen, A. Sinitskii, and A. Gruverman, “Nanodomain Engineering in Ferroelectric Capacitors with Graphene Electrodes,Nano Lett. 16, 6460-6466 (2016).
  4. H.-J. Feng, J. Huang, and X. C. Zeng, “Photovoltaic Diode Effect Induced by Positive Bias Poling of Organic Layer-Mediated Interface in Perovskite Heterostructure α-HC(NH2)2PbI3/TiO2,” Adv. Mater. Interfaces 3, 1600267 [9pp] (2016).
  5. P. M. Wilson, A. Zobel, A. J. Zaitouna, A. Lipatov, E. Schubert, T. Hofmann, M. Schubert, R. Lai, and A. Sinitskii, “Solution-Stable Anisotropic Carbon Nanotube/Graphene Hybrids Based on Slanted Columnar Thin Films for Chemical Sensing,” RSC Adv. 6, 63235-63240 (2016).
  6. I. Tutic, J. Herran, B. Staten, P. Gray, T. R. Paudel, A. Sokolov, E. Y. Tsymbal, and P. V. Lukashev, “Effects of Pressure and Strain on Spin Polarization of IrMnSb,” J. Phys. Cond. Matter 29, 075801 [9pp] (2017).
  7. X. Liu, J. D. Burton, and E. Y. Tsymbal, “Enhanced Tunneling Electroresistance in Ferroelectric Tunnel Junctions due to Reversible Metallization of Barrier,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 197602 [5pp] (2016). Featured on the cover page of Physical Review Letters.
  8. T. Komesu, X. Huang, T. R. Paudel, Y. B. Losovyj, X. Zhang, E. F. Schwier, Y. Kojima, M. Zheng, H. Iwasawa, K. Shimada, M. Saidaminov, D. Shi, A. L. Abdelhady, O. M. Bakr, S. Dong, E. Y. Tsymbal, and P. A. Dowben, “Surface Electronic Structure of Hybrid Organo Lead Bromide Perovskite Single Crystals,” J. Phys. Chem. C 120, 21710-21715 (2016).
  9. J. Dai, M. Li, and X. C. Zeng, “Group IVB Transition Metaltrichalcogenides: A New Class of 2D Layered Materials Beyond Graphene,” WIREs Comp. Mol. Sci. 6, 211-222 (2016).
  10. Y. Lin, L. Shen, J. Dai, Y. Deng, Y. Wu, Y. Bai, X. Zheng, J. Wang, Y. Fang, H. Wei, W. Ma, X. C. Zeng, X. Zhan, and J. Huang, “π-Conjugated Lewis Base: Efficient Trap-Passivation and Charge-Extraction for Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells,” Adv. Mater. 29, 1604545 [6pp] (2017).

b. Partial MRSEC Support—IRG 2

  1. J. Song, H. Lu, K. Foreman, S. Li, L. Tan, S. Adenwalla, A. Gruverman, and S. Ducharme, “Ferroelectric Polymer Nanopillar Arrays on Flexible Substrates by Reverse Nanoimprint Lithography,” J. Mater. Chem. C 4, 5914-5921 (2016).
  2. S. Ducharme, “Organic Ferroelectrics,” Chapter 6 in Electrically Active Materials for Medical Devices, edited by Sayed A. M. Tofail and Joanna Bauer (World Scientific, Singapore, 2016).
  3. D. J. Kim, J. G Connell, S. S. A. Seo, and A. Gruverman, “Domain Wall Conductivity in Semiconducting Hexagonal Ferroelectric TbMnO3 Thin Films,” Nanotechnology 27, 155705 [6pp] (2016).
  4. Q. Wang, Q. Dong, T. Li, A. Gruverman, and J. Huang, “Thin Insulating Tunneling Contacts for Efficient and Water-Resistant Perovskite Solar Cells,” Adv. Mater. 28, 6734-6739 (2016).
  5. S. Poddar, H. Lu, J. Song, O. Goit, S. Valloppilly, A. Gruverman, and S. Ducharme, “Fabrication of Diisopropylammonium Bromide Aligned Microcrystals with In-Plane Uniaxial Polarization,” J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 49, 505305 [9pp] (2016).
  6. B. Chen, Y. Bai, Z. Yu, T. Li, X. Zheng, Q. Dong, L. Shen, M. Boccard, A. Gruverman, Z. Holman, and J. Huang, “Efficient Semitransparent Perovskite Solar Cells for 23.0%-Efficiency Perovskite/Silicon Four-Terminal Tandem Cells,” Adv. Energy Mater. 6, 1601128 [7pp] (2016).
  7. Y. Shao, Y. Fang, T. Li, Q. Wang, Q. Dong, Y. Deng, Y. Yuan, H. Wei, M. Wang, A. Gruverman, J. Shield, and J. Huang, “Grain Boundary Dominated Ion Migration in Polycrystalline Organic–Inorganic Halide Perovskite Films,” Energy Environ. Sci. 9, 1752-1759 (2016).
  8. A. Chernikova, M. Kozodaev, A. Markeev, D. Negrov, M. Spiridonov, S. Zarubin, O. Bak, P. Buragohain, H. Lu, E. Suvorova, A. Gruverman, and A. Zenkevich, “Ultrathin Hf0.5Zr0.5O2 Ferroelectric Films on Si,” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 8, 7232-7237 (2016).
  9. Z. Xiao and J. Huang, “Energy-Efficient Hybrid Perovskite Memristors and Synaptic Devices.” Adv. Electron. Mater. 2, 1600100 [8pp] (2016].
  10. H.-J. Feng, W. Deng, K. Yang, J. Huang, and X. C. Zeng, “Double Perovskite Cs2BBiX6 (B = Ag, Cu; X = Br, Cl)/TiO2 Heterojunction: An Efficient Pb-Free Perovskite Interface for Charge Extraction,” J. Phys. Chem. C 121, 4471-4480 (2017).
  11. A. Yulaev, A. Lipatov, A. X. Lu, A. Sinitskii, M. S. Leite, and A. Kolmakov, “Imaging and Analysis of Encapsulated Objects through Self-Assembled Electron and Optically Transparent Graphene Oxide Membranes,” Adv. Mater. Interfaces 4, 1600734 [11pp] (2017). Featured on the cover page of Advanced Materials Interfaces.
  12. A. Zobel, A. Boson, P. M. Wilson, D. S. Muratov, D. V. Kuznetsov, and A. Sinitskii, “Chemical Vapour Deposition and Characterization of Uniform Bilayer and Trilayer MoS2 Crystals,” J. Mater. Chem. C 4, 11081-11087 (2016).
  13. A. Lipatov, M. Alhabeb, M. R. Lukatskaya, A. Boson, Y. Gogotsi, and A. Sinitskii, “Effect of Synthesis on Quality, Electronic Properties and Environmental Stability of Individual Monolayer Ti3C2 MXene Flakes,” Adv. Electr. Mater. 2, 1600255 [9pp] (2016). Featured on the cover page of Advanced Electronic Materials.
  14. H. Lee, T. H. Kim, J. R. Patzner, H. Lu, J. Lee, H. Zhou, W. Chang, M. Mahanthappa, E. Y. Tsymbal, A. Gruverman, and C.-B. Eom, “Imprint Control of BaTiO3 Thin Films via Chemically-Induced Surface Polarization Pinning,” Nano Lett. 16, 2400-2406 (2016).
  15. M. Wu and X. C. Zeng, “Intrinsic Ferroelasticity and/or Multiferroicity in Two-Dimensional Phosphorene and Phosphorene Analogues,” Nano Lett. 16, 3236-3241 (2016).
  16. Z. Tu, M. Wu, and X. C. Zeng, “Two-Dimensional Metal-Free Organic Multiferroic Material for Design of Multifunctional Integrated Circuits,” J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 8, 1973-1978 (2017).
  17. L. Ma, J. Dai, and X. C. Zeng, “Two-Dimensional Single-Layer Organic–Inorganic Hybrid Perovskite Semiconductors,” Adv. Energy Mater. 7, 1601731 [5pp] (2017). Featured on the cover page of Advanced Energy Materials.
  18. F. Ceballos, M.-G. Ju, S. D. Lane, X. C. Zeng, and H. Zhao, "Highly Efficient and Anomalous Charge Transfer in van der Waals Trilayer Semiconductors,” Nano Lett. 17, 1623−1628 (2017).
  19. M. Wu, S. Dong, K. Yao, J. Liu, and X. C. Zeng, “Ferroelectricity in Covalently functionalized Two-dimensional Materials: Integration of High-mobility Semiconductors and Nonvolatile Memory,” Nano Lett. 16, 7309-7315 (2016).
  20. Q. Cui, A. Lipatov, J. S. Wilt, M. Z. Bellus, X. C. Zeng, J. Wu, A. Sinitskii, and H. Zhao, “Time-Resolved Measurements of Photocarrier Dynamics in TiS3 Nanoribbons,” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 8, 18334-18338 (2016).
  21. M. Z. Bellus, M. Li, S. D. Lane, F. Ceballos, Q. Cui, X. C. Zeng, and H. Zhao, “Type-I van der Waals Heterostructure Formed by MoS2 and ReS2 Monolayers,” Nanoscale Horiz. 2, 31-36 (2017). Featured on the cover page of Nanoscale Horizon.
  22. N. Wang, Y. Zhou, M.-G. Ju, H. F. Garces, T. Ding, S. Pang, X. C. Zeng, N. P. Padture, and X. W. Sun, “Heterojunction-Depleted Lead-Free Perovskite Solar Cells with Coarse-Grained B-γ-CsSnI3 Thin Films,” Adv. Energy Mater. 6, 1601130 [10pp] (2016). Featured on the cover page of Advanced Energy Materials.


a. Primary MRSEC Support—Seeds

  1. K. Klyukin and V. Alexandrov, “Effect of Intrinsic Point Defects on Ferroelectric Polarization Behavior of SrTiO3,” Phys. Rev. B 95, 035301 [8pp] (2017).
  2. Y. Li and C. Argyropoulos, “Controlling Collective Spontaneous Emission with Plasmonic Waveguides,” Optics Express 24, 26696-26708 (2016).

b. Partial MRSEC Support—Seeds

  1. A. A. Kovalev and V. Zyuzin, “Spin Torque and Nernst Effects in Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya Ferromagnets,” Phys. Rev. B 93, 161106 [5pp] (2016).
  2. U. Güngördü and A. A. Kovalev, “Theory of Magnon Motive Force in Chiral Ferromagnets,” Phys. Rev. B 94, 020405 [5pp] (2016).
  3. M. Elzouka and S. Ndao, “High Temperature Near-Field NanoThermoMechanical Rectification,” Scientific Reports 7, 44901 [8pp] (2017).

Shared Facilities

  1. H. Taz, T. Sakthivel, N. K.Yamoah, C. Carr, D. Kumar, S. Seal and R. Kalyanaraman, “Transparent Ferromagnetic and Semiconducting Behavior in FeDy-Tb Based Amorphous Oxide Films,” Scientific Reports 6, 27869 [8pp] (2016).