MRSEC-Supported Publications

August 2015 - March 2016

Shared Facilities




a. Primary MRSEC Support—IRG 1

  1. S. Cao, X. Zhang, T. Komesu, G. Chen, A. K. Schmid, L. Yue, I. Tanabe, W. Echtenkamp, Y. Wang, C. Binek, and P. A. Dowben, “Low Temperature Growth of Cobalt on Cr2O3(0001)”, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 28, 046002 [7 pp] (2016).
  2. X. Zhang, S. Mu, G. Chastanet, N. Daro, T. Palamarciuc, P. Rosa, J.-F. Létard, J. Liu, G. E. Sterbinsky, D. A. Arena, C. Etrillard, B. Kundys, B. Doudin, and P. A. Dowben, “Complexities in the Molecular Spin Crossover Transition”, J. Phys. Chem. C 119, 16293-16302 (2015).
  3. A. Mock, R. Korlacki, C. Briley, D. Sekora, T. Hofmann, P. Wilson, A. Sinitskii, E. Schubert, and M. Schubert, “Anisotropy, Band-To-Band Transitions, Phonon Modes, and Oxidation Properties of Cobalt-Oxide Core-Shell Slanted Columnar Thin Films,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 108 (5), 051905 (2016).
  4. L. Zhang, X. G. Chen, H. J. Gardner, M. A. Koten, J. E. Shield, and X. Hong, “Effect of Strain on Ferroelectric Field Effect in Strongly Correlated Oxide Sm0.5Nd0.5NiO3”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 107, 152906 [5 pp] (2015).
  5. P. S. Costa, D. P. Miller, J. D. Teeter, S. Beniwal, E. Zurek, A. Sinitskii, J. Hooper, and A. Enders, “Structure and Proton Transfer Mechanism in One-Dimensional Chains of Benzimidazoles,” J. Phys. Chem. C 120 (10), 5804-5809 (2016).
  6. J. D. Burton and E. Y. Tsymbal, “Tunneling Anisotropic Magnetoresistance in a Magnetic Tunnel Junction with Half-Metallic Electrodes,” Phys. Rev. B 93, 024419 [5 pp] (2016).
  7. S. Cao, X. Zhang, T. R. Paudel, K. Sinha, X. Wang, X. Jiang, W. Wang, S. Brutsche, J. Wang, P. J. Ryan, J.-W. Kim, X. Cheng, E. Y. Tsymbal, P. A. Dowben, and X. Xu, “On the Structural Origin of the Single-Ion Magnetic Anisotropy in LuFeO3,” J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 28, 156001 [10 pp] (2016).

b. Partial MRSEC Support—IRG 1

  1. J. Wang and C. Binek, “Dispersion of Electric-Field-Induced Faraday Effect in Magnetoelectric Cr2O3, Phys. Rev. Appl. 5, 031001 [6 pp] (2016).
  2. P. A. DowbenC. Binek, and D. E. Nikonov, “Potential of Nonvolatile Magnetoelectric Devices for Spintronic Applications,” Chapter 11 in Nanoscale Silicon Devices; edited by Shuni Oda and David Ferry; Taylor and Francis (London), 255-278 (2016).
  3. X. Zhang, T. Scott, T. Socha, D. Nielsen, M. Manno, M. Johnson, Y. Yan, Y. Losovyj, P. A. Dowben, E. S. Aydil, and C. Leighton, “Phase stability and stoichiometry in thin film iron pyrite: Impact on electronic transport properties”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 7, 14130-14139 (2015).
  4. K. Foreman, N. Hong, C. Labedz, M. Shearer, S. Ducharme, and S. Adenwalla, “Ferroelectric Characterization and Growth Optimization of Thermally Evaporated Vinylidene Fluoride Thin Films,” J. Phys. D 49, 015301 [10 pp] (2016).
  5. J. Hooper, D. A. Kunkel, E. Zurek, and A. Enders, “Interplay between Hydrogen Bonding, Epitaxy, and Charge Transfer in the Self-Assembly of Croconic Acid on Au(111) and Ag(111),” J. Phys. Chem. C 119, 26429-26437 (2015).
  6. M. Schubert, R. Korlacki, S. Knight, T. Hofmann, S. Schöche, V. Darakchieva, E. Janzén, B. Monemar, D. Gogova, Q.-T. Thieu, R. Togashi, H. Murakami, Y. Kumagai, K. Goto, A. Kuramata, S. Yamakoshi, and M. Higashiwaki, “Anisotropy, Phonon Modes, and Free Charge Carrier Parameters in Monoclinic β-gallium Oxide Single Crystals,” Phys. Rev. B 93, 125209 [18 pp] (2016).
  7. J. A. Johnson, J. Luo, X. Zhang, Y.-S. Chen, M. D. Morton, E. Echeverría, F. E. Torres, and J. Zhang, “Porphyrin-Metalation-Mediated Tuning of Photoredox Catalytic Properties in Metal–Organic Frameworks,” ACS Catal. 5, 5283-529 (2015).


a. Primary MRSEC Support—IRG 2

  1. D. A. Kunkel, J. Hooper, B. Bradley, L. Schlueter, R. Rasmussen, P. Costa, S. Beniwal, S. Ducharme, E. Zurek, and A. Enders, “2D Cocrystallization from H-Bonded Organic Ferroelectrics," J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 7, 435-440 (2016).
  2. J. Očenášek, H. Lu, C. W. Bark, C. B. Eom, J. Alcalá, G. Catalan, and A. Gruverman, “Nanomechanics of Flexoelectric Switching,” Phys. Rev B 92, 035417 [9 pp] (2015).
  3. H. Lu, T. Li, S. Poddar, O. Goit, A. Lipatov, A. Sinitskii, S. Ducharme, and A. Gruverman, “Statics and Dynamics of Ferroelectric Domains in Diisopropylammonium Bromide,” Adv. Mater. 27, 7832-7838 (2015).
  4. X. Huang, T. R. Paudel, S. Dong, and E. Y. Tsymbal, “Hexagonal Rare-Earth Manganites as Promising Photovoltaics and Light Polarizers,” Phys. Rev. B 92, 125201 [8 pp] (2015).
  5. P. Sharma, S. Ryu, Z. Viskadourakis, T. R. Paudel, C. Panagopoulos, E. Y. Tsymbal, C.-B. Eom, and A. Gruverman, “Electro-Mechanics of Ferroelectric-Like Behavior of the LaAlO3 Thin Films,” Adv. Funct. Mater. 25, 6538-6544 (2015).
  6. P. V. Lukashev, L. Zhao, T. R. Paudel, T. Schiros, N. Hurley, E. Y. Tsymbal, A. Pinczuk, A. Pasupathy, and R. He, “Modification of the G-Phonon Mode of Graphene by Nitrogen Doping,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 108, 041907 [4 pp] (2016).
  7. M. Li, J. Dai, and X. C. Zeng, “Tuning the Electronic Properties of Transition-Metal Trichalcogenides via Tensile Strain,” Nanoscale 7, 15385-15391 (2015).
  8. L. Li, P. Li, N. Lu, J. Dai, and X. C. Zeng, “Simulation Evidence of Hexagonal-to-Tetragonal ZnSe Structure Transition: A Monolayer Material with a Wide-Range Tunable Direct Bandgap,” Adv. Sci. 2, 1500290 [8 pp] 2015.

b. Partial MRSEC Support—IRG 2

  1. A. Lipatov, P. Sharma, A. Gruverman, and A. Sinitskii, “Optoelectrical molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) – ferroelectric memories,” ACS Nano 9, 8089-8098 (2015).
  2. J. Song, H. Lu, S. Li, L. Tan, A. Gruverman, and S. Ducharme, “Fabrication of Ferroelectric Polymer Nanostructures on Flexible Substrates by Soft-Mold Reverse Nanoimprint Lithography,” Nanotechnology 27, 015302 [9 pp] (2016).
  3. Y. Yuan, Q. Wang, Y. Shao, H. Lu, T. Li, A. Gruverman, and J. Huang, “Electric-Field-Driven Reversible Conversion between Methylammonium Lead Triiodide Perovskites and Lead Iodide at Elevated Temperatures,” Adv. Energy Mater. 6, 1501803 [7 pp] (2016).
  4. T. H. Vo, U. G. E. Perera, M. Shekhirev, M. M. Pour, D. A. Kunkel, H. Lu, A. Gruverman, E. Sutter, M. Cotlet, D. Nykypanchuk, P. Zahl, A. Enders, A. Sinitskii, and P. Sutter, “Nitrogen-Doping Induced Self-Assembly of Graphene Nanoribbon-Based Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Metamaterials,” Nano Lett. 15, 5770-5777 (2015).
  5. X. Hong, “Emerging Ferroelectric Transistors with Nanoscale Channel Materials: The Possibilities, the Limitations (Topical Review),” J. Phys.: Condens. Mat. 28, 103003 [32 pp] (2016).
  6. Y. Deng, Z. Xiao, and J. Huang, “Light Induced Self-Poling Effect in Organometal Trihalide Perovskite Solar Cells for Increased Device Efficiency and Stability,” Adv. Energy Mater. 5, 1500721 [6 pp] (2015).
  7. Z. Xiao, Y. Yuan, Q. Wang, Y. Bai, Y. Shao, Y. Deng, Q. Dong, M. Hu, C. Bi, and J. Huang, “Thin-Film Semiconductor Perspective of Organometal Trihalide Perovskite Materials for High Efficiency Solar Cells,” Mat. Sci.&Eng. Reports 101, 1-38 (2016).
  8. D. Lee, H. Lu, Y. Gu, S.-Y. Choi, S. Li, S. Ryu, T. R. Paudel, K. Song, E. Mikheev, S. Lee, S. Stemmer, D. A. Tenne, S. H. Oh, E. Y. Tsymbal, X. Wu, L.-Q. Chen, A. Gruverman, and C. B. Eom, “Emergence of Room-Temperature Ferroelectricity at Reduced Dimensions,” Science 349, 1314-317 (2015).
  9. X. R. Wang, C. J. Li, W. M. Lu, T. R. Paudel, D. P. Leusink, M. Hoek, N. Poccia, A. Vailionis, T. Venkatesan, J. M. D. Coey, E. Y. Tsymbal, Ariando, and H. Hilgenkamp, “Imaging and Control of Ferromagnetism in LaMnO3/SrTiO3 Heterostructures,” Science 349, 716-719 (2015).


a. Primary MRSEC Support—Seeds

b. Partial MRSEC Support—Seeds

  1. U. Güngördü, R. Nepal, O. Tretiakov, K. D. Belashchenko, and A. A. Kovalev, “Stability of Skyrmion Lattices and Symmetries of Quasi-Two-Dimensional Chiral Magnets,” Phys. Rev. B 93, 064428 [13 pp] (2016). 

Shared Facilities

  1. S. Poddar, K. Foreman, S. Adenwalla, and S. Ducharme, “Finite-Size Scaling of Flexoelectricity in Langmuir-Blodgett Polymer Thin Films,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 108, 012908 [5 pp] (2016).
  2. P. M. Wilson, F. Orange, M. J. F. Guinel, M. Shekhirev, Y.Gao, J. A. Colon Santana, A. A. Gusev, P. A. Dowben, Y. Lu, and A. Sinitskii, “Oxidative Peeling of Carbon Black Nanoparticles,” RSC Advances 5, 92539-92544 (2015).
  3. Q. Dong, J. Song, Y. Fang, Y. Shao, S. Ducharme, and J. Huang, “Lateral-Structure Single-Crystal Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells via Piezoelectric Poling,” Adv. Mater. 28, 2816-2821 (2016).
  4. C. J. Murphy, D. P. Miller, S. Simpson, A. Baggett, A. Pronschinske, M. L. Liriano, A. Therrien, A. Enders, S.-Y. Liu, E. Zurek, and E. C. H. Sykes, “Charge Transfer Induced Magic Cluster Formation of Azaborine Heterocycles on Noble Metal Surfaces,” J. Phys. Chem. C 120, 6020-6030 (2016).
  5. M. Abuwasib, H. Lee, A. Gruverman, C. B. Eom, and U. Singisetti, “Contact Resistance to SrRuO3 and La0.67Sr0.33MnO3 Epitaxial Films”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 107, 242905 [5 pp] (2015).
  6. Y. Yuan and J. Huang, “Ion Migration in Organometal Trihalide Perovskite and Its Impact on Photovoltaic Efficiency and Stability,” Acc. Chem. Res. 49, 286-293 (2016).
  7. Z. Xiao, Q. Dong, Q. Wang, W. Tian, H. Huang, and J. Huang, “Efficiency Enhancement in Polymer Solar Cells with a Polar Small Molecule at Both Interface and in the Bulk Heterojunction Layer,” IEEE J. Photovoltaics 5, 1408-1413 (2015).
  8. A. Lipatov, B. B. Wymore, A. Fursina, T. H. Vo, A. Sinitskii, and J. G Redepenning, “Electropolymerization of Poly(phenylene oxide) on Graphene as a Top-Gate Dielectric,” Chem. Mater. 27, 157-165 (2015).
  9. J. S. Lee, A. Lipatov, L. Ha, M. Shekhirev, M. N. Andalib, A. Sinitskii, and J. Y. Lim, “Graphene Substrate for Inducing Neurite Outgrowth,” Biochem. & Biophys. Res. Comm. 460, 267-273 (2015).
  10. S. Roy, A. Solmaz, J. D. Burton, M. Huijben, G. Rijnders, E. Y. Tsymbal, and T. Banerjee, “Engineering Interfacial Energy Profile by Changing the Substrate Terminating Plane in Perovskite Heterointerfaces,” Phys. Rev. B 93, 115101 [6 pp] (2016).
  11. J. Dai and X. C. Zeng, “Covalent Nitrophenyl Diazonium Functionalized Silicene for Spintronics: A First-Principles Study,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 17, 17957-17961 (2015).
  12. L. Ma, X. C. Zeng, and J. Wang, “Oxygen Intercalation of Graphene on Transition Metal Substrate: An Edge-Limited Mechanism,” J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 6, 4099-4105 (2015).
  13. Y. Xu, J. Dai, and X. C. Zeng, “Al2C Monolayer Sheet and Nanoribbons with Unique Direction-Dependent Acoustic-Phonon-Limited Carrier Mobility and Carrier Polarity,” J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 7, 302-307 (2016).