University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Department of Physics & Astronomy
083 Jorgensen Hall
855 N 16th Street
Lincoln, NE 68588-0299
Phone: (402) 472-7055
Fax: (402) 472-6148
Last update: 08-22-2012
We study surface-supported nanostructures, from single atoms to complex 3D structures. Our focus is on the study of interesting effects at the interfaces between metallic, oxide and organic nanostructured materials, specifically how substrates influence the physical properties of the nanostructures they support through such interactions. Important aspects are the development of new nanostructure fabrication strategies and the development of instrumentation. Highlights of our work are:
- The study of new magnetic phenomena in metal nanostructures, including the emergence of magnetism, large magnetic anisotropy, and size-dependent moments and other properties.
- Control of molecular selfassembly at surfaces and the electronic structure of metal-organics interfaces
- The study of magneto-electric effects in metal-oxide heterostructures
- Selfassembly of nanostructures
- Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
- X-Ray circular dichroism
"As a graduate or undergraduate student in my group you can expect to receive training in surface science under ultrahigh vacuum conditions, nanostructure imaging, magnetic imaging and electronic characterization with scanning tunneling microscopy, and the development of instrumentation. You will gain experiences in one or more of the following specialties: Nanomagnetism, surface physics and chemistry, nanoscale science."