MRSEC-Supported Publications

June 2017 - February 2018

Shared Facilities




a. Primary MRSEC Support—IRG 1

  1. C. Binek, “Elastic Properties of Superconductors and Materials with Weakly Correlated Spins,” Scientific Reports 7, 4906 [9pp] (2017).
  2. K. Foreman, S. Poddar, S. Ducharme, and S. Adenwalla, “Ferroelectricity and the Phase Transition in Large Area Evaporated Vinylidene Fluoride Oligomer Thin Films,” J. Appl. Phys. 121, 194103 [7pp] (2017).
  3. T. Hofmann, S. Knight, D. Sekora, D. Schmidt, C. M. Herzinger, J. A. Woollam, E. Schubert, and M. Schubert, “Screening Effects in Metal Sculptured Thin Films Studied with Terahertz Mueller Matrix Ellipsometry,” Appl. Surf. Sci. 421(B), 513-517 (2017).
  4. X. Zhang, A. T. N’Diaye,  X. Jiang,  X. Zhang,  Y. Yin, X. Chen,  X. HongX. Xu,  and P. A. Dowben, “Indications of Magnetic Coupling Effects in Spin Cross-Over Molecular Thin Films,” Chem. Commun. 54, 944-947 (2018).
  5. G. Hao, N. Noviasky, S. Cao, I. Sabirianov, Y. Yin, C. C. Ilie, E. Kirianov, N. Sharma, A. Sokolov, A. Marshall, X. Xu, and P. A. Dowben, “Some Device Implications of Voltage Controlled Magnetic Anisotropy in Co/Gd2O3 Thin Films through REDOX Chemistry,” J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 451, 487-492 (2018).
  6. S. Cao, K. Sinha, X. Zhang, X. Zhang, X. Wang, Y. Yin, A. T. N’Diaye, J. Wang, D. J. Keavney, T. R. Paudel, X. Cheng, E. Y. Tsymbal, P. A. Dowben, and X. Xu, “Electronic Structure and Direct Observation of Ferrimagnetism in Multiferroic Hexagonal YbFeO3,” Phys. Rev. B 95, 224428 [9pp] (2017).
  7. X. Zhang, P. S. Costa, J. Hooper, D. P. Miller, A. T. N’Diaye, S. Beniwal, X. Jiang, Y. Yin, P. Rosa, L. Routaboul, M. Gonidec, L. Poggini, P. Braunstein, B. Doudin, X. Xu, A. Enders, E. Zurek, and P. A. Dowben, “Locking and Unlocking the Molecular Spin Crossover Transition,” Adv. Mater. 29, 1702257 [10pp] (2017). 

b. Partial MRSEC Support—IRG 1

  1. W. Edrington, U. Singh, M. A. Dominguez, J. R. Alexander, R. Nepal, and S. Adenwalla, “SAW Assisted Domain Wall Motion in Co/Pt Multilayers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 112, 052402 [5pp] (2018).
  2. W. Echtenkamp, M. Street, A. Mahmood, and C. Binek, “Tuning the Effective Anisotropy in a Voltage-Susceptible Exchange-Bias Heterosystem,” Phys. Rev. Applied 7, 034015 [7pp] (2017).
  3. C. Young, J. Petrosky, J. M. Mann, E. M. Hunt, D. Turner, and P. A. Dowben, “The Lattice Stiffening Transition in UO2 Single Crystals,” J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 29, 035005 [5pp] (2017).
  4. E. Echeverría, B. Dong, A. Liu, E. R. Wilson, G. Peterson, M. Nastasi, P. A. Dowben, and J. A. Kelber, “Strong Binding at the Gold (Au) Boron Carbide Interface,” Surf. Coat. Technol. 314, 51-54 (2017).
  5. S. Knight, T. Hofmann, C. Bouhafs, N. Armakavicius, P. Kühne, V. Stanishev, I. G. Ivanov, R. Yakimova, S. Wimer, M. Schubert, and V. Darakchieva, “In-Situ Terahertz Optical Hall Effect Measurements of Ambient Effects on Free Charge Carrier Properties of Epitaxial Graphene,” Scientific Reports 7, 5151 [8pp] (2017).
  6. C. Briley, A. Mock, R. Korlacki, T. Hofmann, E. Schubert, and M. Schubert, “Effects of Annealing and Conformal Alumina Passivation on Anisotropy and Hysteresis of Magneto-Optical Properties of Cobalt Slanted Columnar Thin Films,” Appl. Surf. Sci. 421(B), 320-324 (2017).
  7. C. Rice, A. Mock, D. Sekora, D. Schmidt, T. Hofmann, E. Schubert, and M. Schubert, “Control of Slanting Angle, Porosity, and Anisotropic Optical Constants of Slanted Columnar Thin Films via In-Situ Nucleation Layer Tailoring,” Appl. Surf. Sci. 421(B), 766-771 (2017).
  8. S. Cao, Z. Xiao, C.-P. Kwan, K. Zhang, J. P. Bird, L. Wang, W.-N. Mei, X. Hong, and P. A. Dowben, “Moving towards the Magnetoelectric Graphene Transistor,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 111, 182402 [5pp] (2017).
  9. A. Bhaumik, S. Nori, R. Sachan, S. Gupta, D. Kumar, A. K. Majumdar, and J. Narayan, “Room-Temperature Ferromagnetism and Extraordinary Hall Effect in Nanostructured Q-Carbon: Implications for Potential Spintronic Devices,” ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 1, 807-819 (2018).
  10. A. Mock, T. Carlson, J. VanDerslice, J. Mohrmann, J. A. Woollam, E. Schubert, and M. Schubert, “Multiple-Layered Effective Medium Approximation Approach to Modeling Environmental Effects on Alumina Passivated Highly Porous Silicon Nanostructured Thin Films Measured by In-Situ Mueller Matrix Ellipsometry,” Appl. Surf. Sci. 421(B), 663-666 (2017).
  11. D. Sekora, C. Briley, M. Schubert, and E. Schubert, “Optical and Structural Properties of Cobalt-Permalloy Slanted Columnar Heterostructure Thin Films,” Appl. Surf. Sci. 421(B), 783-787 (2017).
  12. A. Mock, J. VanDerslice, R. Korlacki, J. A. Woollam, and M. Schubert, “Elevated Temperature Dependence of the Anisotropic Visible-to-Ultraviolet Dielectric Function of Monoclinic β-Ga2O3,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 112, 041905 [4pp] (2018).
  13. S. Knight, A. Mock, R. Korlacki, V. Darakchieva, B. Monemar, Y. Kumagai, K. Goto, M. Higashiwaki, and M. Schubert, “Electron Effective Mass in Sn-Doped Monoclinic Single Crystal β-Gallium Oxide Determined by Mid-Infrared Optical Hall Effect,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 112, 012103 [5 pp] (2018).  (editors-pick).


a. Primary MRSEC Support—IRG 2

  1. P. Zubko, H. Lu, C. W. Bark, X. Martí, J. Santiso, C. B. Eom, G. Catalan, and A. Gruverman, “On the Persistence of Polar Domains in Ultrathin Ferroelectric Capacitors,” J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 29, 284001 [8pp] (2017).
  2. H. Lu, S. Liu, Z. Ye, S. Yasui, H. Funakubo, A. M. Rappe, and A. Gruverman, “Asymmetry in Mechanical Polarization Switching,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 110, 222903 [5pp] (2017).
  3. J. Dai, L. Ma, M. Ju, J. Huang, and X. C. Zeng, “In-and Ga-based Inorganic Double Perovskites with Direct Bandgaps for Photovoltaic Applications,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 19, 21691-21695 (2017).
  4. L. L. Tao, T. R. Paudel, A. A. Kovalev, and E. Y. Tsymbal, “Reversible Spin Texture in Ferroelectric HfO2,” Phys. Rev. B 95, 245141 [9pp] (2017).
  5. X. Chen, X. Zhang, M. A. Koten, H. Chen, Z. Xiao, L. Zhang, J. E. Shield, P. A. Dowben, and X. Hong, “Interfacial Charge Engineering in Ferroelectric-Controlled Mott Transistors,” Adv. Mater. 29, 1701385 [8pp] (2017).
  6. H. Lu, D. Lee, K. Klyukin, L. L. Tao, B. Wang, H. Lee, T. R. Paudel, L.-Q. Chen, E. Y. Tsymbal, V. Alexandrov, C. B. Eom, and A. Gruverman, “Tunneling Hot Spots in Ferroelectric SrTiO3,” Nano Letters 18, 491-497 (2018).
  7. M.-G. Ju, J. Dai, L. Ma, and X. C. Zeng, “Lead-Free Mixed Tin and Germanium Perovskites for Photovoltaic Application,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 139, 8038-8043 (2017).
  8. M.-G. Ju, J. Dai, L. Ma, and X. C. Zeng, “Perovskite Chalcogenides with Optimal Bandgap and Desired Optical Absorption for Photovoltaic Devices,” Adv. Energy Mater. 7, 1700216 [7pp] (2017).

b. Partial MRSEC Support—IRG 2

  1. Z. Xiao, J. Song, D. K. Ferry, S. Ducharme, and X. Hong, “Ferroelectric-Domain-Patterning-Controlled Schottky Junction State in Monolayer MoS2,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 236801 [6pp] (2017).
  2. K. Keramatnejad, Y. S. Zhou, D. W. Li, H. R. Golgir, X. Huang, Q. M. Zhou, J. F. Song, S. Ducharme, and Y. F. Lu, “Laser-Assisted Nanowelding of Graphene to Metals: An Optical Approach toward Ultralow Contact Resistance,” Adv. Mater. Interfaces 4, 1700294 [7pp] (2017).
  3. J. D. Teeter, P. S. Costa, M. Mehdi Pour, D. P. Miller, E. Zurek, A. Enders, and A. Sinitskii, “Epitaxial Growth of Aligned Atomically Precise Chevron Graphene Nanoribbons on Cu(111),” Chem. Commun. 53, 8463-8466 (2017).
  4. J. F. Scott, A. Hershkovitz, Y. Ivry, H. Lu, A. Gruverman, and J. M. Gregg, “Superdomain Dynamics in Ferroelectric-Ferroelastic Films: Switching, Jamming, and Relaxation,” Appl. Phys. Rev. 4, 041104 [12pp] (2017).
  5. A. Lipatov, A. Fursina, T. H. Vo, P. Sharma, A. Gruverman, and A. Sinitskii, “Polarization-Dependent Electronic Transport in Graphene/Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 Ferroelectric Field-Effect Transistors,” Adv. Electron. Mater. 3, 1700020 [8 pp] (2017).
  6. E. Strelcov, Q. Dong, T. Li, J. Chae, Y. Shao, Y. Deng, A. Gruverman, J. Huang, and A. Centrone, “CH3NH3PbI3 Perovskites: Ferroelasticity Revealed,” Sci. Adv. 3(4), e1602165 (2017).
  7. P. Zhang, L. Xie, G. Liu, Y. Nahas, S. Prokhorenko, X. Pan, L. Bellaiche, A. Gruverman, and N. Valanoor, “Nanoscale Bubble Domains and Topological Transitions in Ultrathin Ferroelectric Films,” Adv. Mater. 29, 1702375 [10pp] (2017).
  8. W. Wei, Y. Zhang, Q. Xu, H. Wei, Y. Fang, Q. Wang, Y. Deng, T. Li, A. Gruverman, L. Cao, and J. Huang, “Monolithic Integration of Hybrid Perovskite Single Crystals with Heterogenous Substrate for Highly Sensitive X-ray Imaging,” Nature Photonics 11, 315-321 (2017).
  9. W. J. Hu, T. R. Paudel, S. Lopatin, Z. Wang, H. Ma, K. Wu, A. Bera, G. Yuan, A. Gruverman, E. Y. Tsymbal, and T. Wu, “Colossal X-Ray-Induced Persistent Photoconductivity in Current-Perpendicular-to-Plane Ferroelectric/Semiconductor Junctions,” Adv. Funct. Mater., 1704337 [11pp] (2017).
  10. J. L.  Garrett, E. M. Tennyson, M. Hu, J. Huang, J. N. Munday, and M. S. Leite, “Real-Time Nanoscale Open-Circuit Voltage Dynamics of Perovskite Solar Cells,” Nano Lett. 17, 2554-2560 (2017).
  11. M. Shekhirev, J. Goza, J. D. Teeter, A. Lipatov, and A. Sinitskii, “Synthesis of Cesium Lead Halide Perovskite Quantum Dots,” J. Chem. Educ. 94, 1150-1156 (2017).  
  12. E. Y. Tsymbal and J. P. Velev, “Ferroelectric Tunnel Junctions: Crossing the Wall,” Nature Nanotechnology 12, 614-615 (2017).
  13. C. X. Quintela, N. Campbell, D. F. Shao, J. Irwin, L. Xie, D. T. Harris, T. J. Anderson, N. Reiser, X. Q. Pan, E. Y. Tsymbal, M. S. Rzchowski, and C. B. Eom, “Epitaxial Thin Films of Dirac Semimetal Antiperovskite Cu3PdN,” APL Materials 5, 096103 [8pp] (2017).
  14. S. Ryu, H. Zhou, T. R. Paudel, J. Irwin, J. Podkaminer, C. W. Bark, D. Lee, T. H. Kim, D. D. Fong, M. S. Rzchowski, E. Y. Tsymbal, and C. B. Eom, “In-Situ Probing of Coupled Atomic Restructuring and Metallicity of Oxide Heterointerfaces Induced by Polar Adsorbates,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 111, 141604 [5pp] (2017).
  15. K. Song, S. Ryu, H. Lee, T. R. Paudel, C. T. Koch, B. Park, J. K. Lee, S.-Y. Choi, Y.-M. Kim, J. C. Kim, H. Y. J., M. S. Rzchowski, E. Y. Tsymbal, C. B. Eom, and S. H. Oh, “Direct Imaging of the Electron Liquid at Oxide Interfaces,” Nature Nanotechnology 13, 198-203 (2018).
  16. H. Lee, N. Campbell, J. Lee, T. Asel, T. Paudel, H. Zhou, J. W. Lee, B. Noesges, J. Seo, B. Park, L. J. Brillson, S. H. Oh, E. Y. Tsymbal, M. S. Rzchowski, and C. B. Eom, “Direct Observation of a Two-Dimensional Hole Gas at Oxide Interfaces,” Nature Materials 17, 231-236 (2018).
  17. M. Wu and X. C. Zeng, “Bismuth Oxychalcogenides: A New Class of Ferroelectric/Ferroelastic Materials with Ultra High Mobility,” Nano Lett. 17, 6309-6314 (2017).
  18. L. Ma and X. C. Zeng, “Catalytic Directional Cutting of Hexagonal Boron Nitride: The Roles of Interface and Etching Agents,” Nano Lett. 17, 3208-3214 (2017).
  19. J. D. Teeter, P. S. Costa, P. Zahl, T. H. Vo, M. Shekhirev, W. Xu, X. C. Zeng, A. Enders, and A. Sinitskii, “Dense Monolayer Films of Atomically Precise Graphene Nanoribbons on Metallic Substrates Enabled by Direct Contact Transfer of Molecular Precursors,” Nanoscale 9, 18835-18844 (2017).
  20. X. Zheng, B. Chen, J. Dai, Y. Fang, Y. Bai, Y. Lin, H. Wei, X. C. Zeng, and J. Huang, “Defect Passivation in Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells using Quaternary Ammonium Halide Anions and Cations,” Nature Energy 2, 17102 [9pp] (2017).
  21. X. Xiao, J. Dai, Y. Fang, J. Zhao, X. Zheng, S. Tang, P. N. Rudd, X. C. Zeng, and J. Huang, “Suppressed Ion Migration along the In-Plane Direction in Layered Perovskites,” ACS Energy Lett. 3, 684−688 (2018).
  22. X. Xiao, C. Bao, Y. Fang, J. Dai, B. R. Ecker, C. Wang, Y. Lin, S. Tang, Y. Liu, Y. Deng, X. Zheng, Y. Gao, X. C. Zeng, and J. Huang, “Argon Plasma Treatment to Tune Perovskite Surface Composition for High Efficiency Solar Cells and Fast Photodetectors,” Adv. Mater. 30, 1705176 [7pp] (2018).


a. Primary MRSEC Support—Seeds

  1. M. Elzouka and S. Ndao, “Meshed Doped Silicon Photonic Crystals for Manipulating Near-Field Thermal Radiation,J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 204, 56-62 (2018).

b. Partial MRSEC Support—Seeds

  1. B. Jin, T. Guo, and C. Argyropoulos, “Enhanced Third Harmonic Generation with Graphene Metasurfaces,” J. Opt. 19, 094005 [11pp] (2017).
  2. P. Sutter, Y. Li, C. Argyropoulos, and E. Sutter, “In Situ Electron Microscopy of Plasmon Mediated Nanocrystal Synthesis,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 139, 6771-6776 (2017). Featured on the cover page of Journal of the American Chemical Society.

Shared Facilities

  1. M. Shekhirev, T. H. Vo, D. A. Kunkel, A. Lipatov, A. Enders, and A. Sinitskii, “Aggregation of Atomically Precise Graphene Nanoribbons,” RSC Adv. 7, 54491-54499 (2017).
  2. D. Sekora, R. Y. Lai, D. Schmidt, M. Schubert, and E. Schubert, “Structural and Optical Properties of Alumina Passivated Amorphous Si Slanted Columnar Thin Films During Electrochemical Li-Ion Intercalation and Deintercalation Observed by In-Situ Generalized Spectroscopic Ellipsometry,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 35, 031401 [9pp] (2017).
  3. A. Radocea, T. Sun, T. H. Vo, A. Sinitskii, N. R. Aluru, and J. W. Lyding, “Solution-Synthesized Chevron Graphene Nanoribbons Exfoliated onto H:Si(100),Nano Lett. 17, 170-178 (2017).
  4. M. Shekhirev, T. H. Vo, M. Mehdi Pour, A. Lipatov, S. Munukutla, J. W. Lyding, and A. Sinitskii, “Interfacial Self-Assembly of Atomically Precise Graphene Nanoribbons into Uniform Thin Films for Electronics Applications,” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 9, 693-700 (2017).
  5. A. Lipatov, M.J.-F. Guinel, D.S. Muratov, V.O. Vanyushin, P.M. Wilson, A. Kolmakov, and A. Sinitskii, “Low-Temperature Thermal Reduction of Graphene Oxide: In Situ Correlative Structural, Thermal Desorption, and Electrical Transport Measurements,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 112, 053103 (2018).
  6. M. Mehdi Pour, A. Lashkov, A. Radocea, X. Liu, T. Sun, A. Lipatov, R. A. Korlacki, M. Shekhirev, N. R. Aluru, J. W. Lyding, V. Sysoev, and A. Sinitskii, “Laterally extended atomically precise graphene nanoribbons with improved electrical conductivity for efficient gas sensing,” Nat. Commun. 8, 820 [9pp] (2017).
  7. N. Lu, H. Guo, Z. Zhuo, L. Wang, X. Wu, and X. C. Zeng, “Twisted MX2/MoS2 Heterobilayers: Effect of van der Waals Interaction on the Electronic Structure,” Nanoscale 9, 19131-19138 (2017).
  8. M.-G. Ju, M. Chen, Y. Zhou, H. F. Garces, J. Dai, L. Ma, N. P. Padture, and X. C. Zeng, “Earth-Abundant Nontoxic Titanium(IV)-based Vacancy-Ordered Double Perovskite Halides with Tunable 1.0 to 1.8 eV Bandgaps for Photovoltaic Applications, “ACS Energy Lett. 3, 297-304 (2018). Most Read Article for 2 months in a row.