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Dr. Cristina CHIRILA

Scientific Researcher II

Laboratory of Complex Heterostructures and Multifunctional Materials

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Dr. Florentina Cristina Chirilă, born on 12.11.1983, currently Research Scientist grade II at INCDFM, obtained her PhD degree at the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics (2011). In the period: 2007-2008 - Internship at the National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Măgurele in order to prepare the dissertation thesis; 2008-3 months: Internship at Max Planck Institute, Halle (Saale), Germany, where he performed electrical characterizations from liquid nitrogen temperature up to 370oC on multiferroic thin films; 2022- 2 weeks scientific research mission at ICMAB, Barcelona work experience to extend the knowledge on PLD epitaxial preparation of HfO2-doped binary compounds. The main areas of interest/expertise are related to obtaining epitaxial thin films from perovskite-type oxide materials by pulsed laser deposition. In more than 14 years of activity, she has deepened ferroelectrics and multiferroics, stress and interface engineering in multilayers and relation between them and the electrical properties. Author and co-author of 60 publications in Q1, Q2 journals (Scientific Reports, Nanoscale, Materials Science & Engineering B, Materials Today Communications, etc.), over 600 (without self-citation), index H 17 see: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3323-8336, ResearcherID: A-2413-2012, Brainmap: https://www.brainmap.ro/cristina-chirila. She was awarded with the following prizes: 1) "Radu Grigorovici" Prize of the Romanian Academy for 2015 (in collective); 2) "Roger Kelly Award", 3rd place "Rising Stars" 6th Venice International School on Lasers in Materials Science - SLIMS, 8-15 July 2018, Venice, Italy; 3) Bronze Medal at EUROINVENT 2017; 4) Silver Medal at EUROINVENT 2017; 5) Silver Medal at EUROINVENT 2021;6) Excellence Award at EUROINVENT 2021. Reviewer for PN-III-2-2.1-PTE-2021, Springer, Elsevier, MDPI. Project leader of the project entitled: "Optimized pyroelectric elements on Si wafers for sensing and energy harvesting" worth 200.000 euro, CEA-RO competition 2016-2019. Project team member in the projects: (IFOX)NMP-2009-2.2-1FP7; PN-III-P4-ID-PCE-2020-2540; PN-III-P1-1.1-TE-2019-0709; PN-III-P4-ID-PCCF-2016-0175 (PCCF18/2018); PCCF-2016-0047 (PCCF16/2018); PN-II-ID-PCCE-2011-2-006. Two invited lectures at international conferences, 6 patent applications.

Publications

1. Negative Capacitance and Switching Dynamics Control Via Non-Ferroelectric Elements
Authors: Boni, AG; Patru, R; Filip, LD; Chirila, C; Pasuk, I; Pintilie, I; Pintilie, L

Published: MAR 15 2022, ACS APPLIED ENERGY MATERIALS, 5, DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.1c03890

2. Controlling polarization direction in epitaxial Pb(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O-3 films through Nb (n-type) and Fe (p-type) doping
Authors: Chirila, CF; Stancu, V; Boni, GA; Pasuk, I; Trupina, L; Filip, LD; Radu, C; Pintilie, I; Pintilie, L

Published: JAN 14 2022, SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 12, 755, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-04802-1

3. Nanoscopic correlations from curve fitting of photoelectron spectromicroscopy data cubes of lead zirconate titanate films
Authors: Abramiuc, LE; Tanase, LC; Barinov, A; Chirila, CF; Teodorescu, CM

Published: MAY 2022, RESULTS IN PHYSICS, 36, 105436, DOI: 10.1016/j.rinp.2022.105436

4. Accidental Impurities in Epitaxial Pb(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O-3 Thin Films Grown by Pulsed Laser Deposition and Their Impact on the Macroscopic Electric Properties
Authors: Boni, GA; Chirila, CF; Stancu, V; Amarande, L; Pasuk, I; Trupina, L; Istrate, CM; Radu, C; Tomulescu, A; Neatu, S; Pintilie, I; Pintilie, L

Published: MAY 2021, NANOMATERIALS, 11, DOI: 10.3390/nano11051177

5. Effect of strain and stoichiometry on the ferroelectric and pyroelectric properties of the epitaxial Pb(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O-3 films deposited on Si wafers
Authors: Chirila, C; Boni, GA; Filip, LD; Husanu, M; Neatu, S; Istrate, CM; Le Rhun, G; Vilquin, B; Trupina, L; Pasuk, I; Botea, M; Pintilie, I; Pintilie, L

Published: APR 2021, MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING B-ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL SOLID-STATE MATERIALS, 266, DOI: 10.1016/j.mseb.2021.115042

6. Negative capacitance in epitaxial ferroelectric capacitors evidenced by dynamic dielectric characterization
Authors: Boni, GA; Chirila, C; Filip, LD; Pintilie, I; Pintilie, L

Published: MAR 2021, MATERIALS TODAY COMMUNICATIONS, 26, DOI: 10.1016/j.mtcomm.2021.102076

7. Influence of Thickness on the Magnetic and Magnetotransport Properties of Epitaxial La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 Films Deposited on STO (001)
Authors: Greculeasa, SG; Stanciu, AE; Leca, A; Kuncser, A; Hrib, L; Chirila, C; Pasuk, I; Kuncser, V

Published: DEC 2021, NANOMATERIALS, 11, DOI: 10.3390/nano11123389

8. Homogeneous versus Inhomogeneous Polarization Switching in PZT Thin Films: Impact of the Structural Quality and Correlation to the Negative Capacitance Effect
Authors: Pintilie, L; Boni, GA; Chirila, CF; Stancu, V; Trupina, L; Istrate, CM; Radu, C; Pintilie, I

Published: AUG 2021, NANOMATERIALS, 11, DOI: 10.3390/nano11082124

9. Electro-active properties of nanostructured films of cytosine and guanine nucleobases
Authors: Socol, M; Trupina, L; Galca, AC; Chirila, C; Stan, GE; Vlaicu, AM; Stanciu, AE; Boni, AG; Botea, M; Stanculescu, A; Pintilie, L; Borca, B

Published: OCT 8 2021, NANOTECHNOLOGY, 32, DOI: 10.1088/1361-6528/ac10e4

10. CO adsorption, reduction and oxidation on Pb(Zr,Ti)O-3(001) surfaces associated with negatively charged gold nanoparticles
Authors: Apostol, NG; Husanu, MA; Lizzit, D; Hristea, IA; Chirila, CF; Trupina, L; Teodorescu, CM

Published: APR 15 2021, CATALYSIS TODAY, 366, 154, DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2020.02.042

11. Investigation of Ba0.6Sr0.4TiO3 thick films by means of a novel THz-TDS approach
Authors: Nedelcu, L; Annino, G; Chirila, C; Trupina, L; Galca, AC; Banciu, MG

Published: MAR 15 2020, APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, 506, DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2019.144807

12. Polarization Switching and Negative Capacitance in Epitaxial PbZr0.2Ti0.8O3 Thin Films
Authors: Pintilie, L; Boni, GA; Chirila, C; Hrib, L; Trupina, L; Filip, LD; Pintilie, I

Published: JUL 27 2020, PHYSICAL REVIEW APPLIED, 14, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevApplied.14.014080

13. Resistance hysteresis correlated with synchrotron radiation surface studies in atomic sp(2) layers of carbon synthesized on ferroelectric (001) lead zirconate titanate in an ultrahigh vacuum
Authors: Apostol, NG; Lizzit, D; Lungu, GA; Lacovig, P; Chirila, CF; Pintilie, L; Lizzit, S; Teodorescu, CM

Published: JAN 8 2020, RSC ADVANCES, 10, 1534, DOI: 10.1039/c9ra09131a

14. Polarization-dependent magnetism of the Ni/BaTiO3 interface
Authors: Bocirnea, AE; Popescu, DG; Chirila, C; Costescu, RM; Kuncser, V; Stancu, V; Trupina, L; Pasuk, I; Vlaicu, AM; Husanu, MA

Published: MAR 4 2020, PHYSICAL REVIEW MATERIALS, 4, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.4.034402

15. The interplay of work function and polarization state at the Schottky barriers height for Cu/BaTiO3 interface
Authors: Popescu, DG; Husanu, MA; Chirila, C; Pintilie, L; Teodorescu, CM

Published: FEB 1 2020, APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, 502, DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2019.144101

16. Impact on Ferroelectricity and Band Alignment of Gradually Grown Au on BaTiO3
Authors: Popescu, DG; Husanu, MA; Chirila, C; Pintilie, L; Teodorescu, CM

Published: JUL 2019, PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI-RAPID RESEARCH LETTERS, 13, DOI: 10.1002/pssr.201900077

17. Carbon-based sprayed electrodes for pyroelectric applications
Authors: Chirila, C; Botea, M; Iuga, A; Tomulescu, AG; Balescu, L; Galca, AC; Boni, AG; Leonat, L; Pintilie, I; Pintilie, L

Published: AUG 15 2019, PLOS ONE, 14, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0221108

18. Room temperature ferromagnetism and its correlation to ferroelectricity of manganese embedded in lead zirco-titanate
Authors: Bucur, IC; Apostol, NG; Abramiuc, LE; Tanase, LC; Tache, CA; Lungu, GA; Costescu, RM; Chirila, CF; Trupina, L; Pintilie, L; Teodorescu, CM

Published: JAN 1 2019, THIN SOLID FILMS, 669, 449, DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2018.11.018

19. Memcomputing and Nondestructive Reading in Functional Ferroelectric Heterostructures
Authors: Boni, GA; Filip, LD; Chirila, C; Iuga, A; Pasuk, I; Hrib, L; Trupina, L; Pintilie, I; Pintilie, L

Published: AUG 26 2019, PHYSICAL REVIEW APPLIED, 12, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevApplied.12.024053

20. Low value for the static background dielectric constant in epitaxial PZT thin films
Authors: Boni, GA; Chirila, CF; Hrib, L; Negrea, R; Filip, LD; Pintilie, I; Pintilie, L

Published: OCT 11 2019, SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 9, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-51312-8

21. Triggering surface ferroelectric order in Pb(Zr, Ti)O-3(001) by deposition of platinum
Authors: Bucur, IC; Tanase, LC; Abramiuc, LE; Lungu, GA; Chirila, C; Trupina, L; Apostol, NG; Costescu, RM; Negrea, RF; Pintilie, L; Teodorescu, CM

Published: FEB 28 2018, APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, 432, 33, DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2017.04.238

22. Millimeter wave and Terahertz investigations on some dielectric materials
Authors: Banciu, MG; Furuya, T; Geambasu, DC; Nedelcu, L; Pantelica, D; Dracea, MD; Ionescu, P; Iuga, A; Chirila, C; Hrib, L; Trupina, L; Tani, M

Published: 2018, CAS 2018 PROCEEDINGS: 2018 INTERNATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR CONFERENCE, 290, DOI:

23. Multiple polarization states in symmetric ferroelectric heterostructures for multi-bit non-volatile memories
Authors: Boni, GA; Filip, LD; Chirila, C; Pasuk, I; Negrea, R; Pintilie, I; Pintilie, L

Published: DEC 28 2017, NANOSCALE, 9, 19278, DOI: 10.1039/c7nr06354g

24. Polarization landscape effects in soft X-ray-induced surface chemical decomposition of lead zirco-titanate, evidenced by photoelectron spectromicroscopy
Authors: Abramiuc, LE; Tanase, LC; Barinov, A; Apostol, NG; Chirila, C; Trupina, L; Pintilie, L; Teodorescu, CM

Published: AUG 21 2017, NANOSCALE, 9, 11067, DOI: 10.1039/c7nr03003g

25. Structure, transition temperature, and magnetoresistance of titanium-doped lanthanum barium manganite epilayers onto STO 001 substrates
Authors: Galca, AC; Oumezzine, M; Leca, A; Chirila, CF; Kuncser, V; Kuncser, A; Ghica, C; Pasuk, I; Oumezzine, M

Published: OCT 30 2017, APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 111, DOI: 10.1063/1.4998011

26. Steplike Switching in Symmetric PbZr0.2Ti0.8O3/CoFeO4/PbZr0.2Ti0.8O3 Heterostructures for Multistate Ferroelectric Memory
Authors: Boni, AG; Chirila, C; Pasuk, I; Negrea, R; Pintilie, I; Pintilie, L

Published: SEP 28 2017, PHYSICAL REVIEW APPLIED, 8, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevApplied.8.034035

27. Structural, magnetic and magnetocaloric effects in epitaxial La0.67Ba0.33Ti0.02Mn0.98O3 ferromagnetic thin films grown on 001-oriented SrTiO3 substrates
Authors: Oumezzine, M; Galca, AC; Pasuk, I; Chirila, CF; Leca, A; Kuncser, V; Tanase, LC; Kuncser, A; Ghica, C; Oumezzine, M

Published: 2016, DALTON TRANSACTIONS, 45, 15040, DOI: 10.1039/c6dt01914e

28. Comparison between the ferroelectric/electric properties of the PbZr0.52Ti0.48O3 films grown on Si (100) and on STO (100) substrates
Authors: Chirila, C; Boni, AG; Pasuk, I; Negrea, R; Trupina, L; Le Rhun, G; Yin, S; Vilquin, B; Pintilie, I; Pintilie, L

Published: JUN 2015, JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE, 50, 3894, DOI: 10.1007/s10853-015-8907-2

29. Band bending at copper and gold interfaces with ferroelectric Pb(Zr,Ti)O-3 investigated by photoelectron spectroscopy
Authors: Apostol, NG; Stoflea, LE; Tanase, LC; Bucur, IC; Chirila, C; Negrea, RF; Teodorescu, CM

Published: NOV 1 2015, APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, 354, 468, DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2015.02.167

30. Polarization induced self-doping in epitaxial Pb(Zr0.20Ti0.80)O-3 thin films
Authors: Pintilie, L; Ghica, C; Teodorescu, CM; Pintilie, I; Chirila, C; Pasuk, I; Trupina, L; Hrib, L; Boni, AG; Apostol, NG; Abramiuc, LE; Negrea, R; Stefan, M; Ghica, D

Published: OCT 8 2015, SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 5, DOI: 10.1038/srep14974

31. Electrode interface controlled electrical properties in epitaxial Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O-3 films grown on Si substrates with SrTiO3 buffer layer
Authors: Boni, AG; Chirila, C; Pasuk, I; Negrea, R; Trupina, L; Le Rhun, G; Vilquin, B; Pintilie, I; Pintilie, L

Published: OCT 30 2015, THIN SOLID FILMS, 593, 130, DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2015.09.028

32. Influence of hole depletion and depolarizing field on the BaTiO3/La0.6Sr0.4MnO3 interface electronic structure revealed by photoelectron spectroscopy and first-principles calculations
Authors: Popescu, DG; Barrett, N; Chirila, C; Pasuk, I; Husanu, MA

Published: DEC 28 2015, PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 92, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.92.235442

33. STUDY OF THE LEAKAGE CURRENT IN EPITAXIAL FERROELECTRIC Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O-3 LAYER WITH SrRuO3 BOTTOM ELECTRODE AND DIFFERENT METALS AS TOP CONTACTS
Authors: Boni, AG; Chirila, C; Hrib, L; Pintilie, I; Pintilie, L

Published: OCT-DEC 2015, DIGEST JOURNAL OF NANOMATERIALS AND BIOSTRUCTURES, 10, 1265, DOI:

34. Polarization-Control of the Potential Barrier at the Electrode Interfaces in Epitaxial Ferroelectric Thin Films
Authors: Pintilie, I; Teodorescu, CM; Ghica, C; Chirila, C; Boni, AG; Hrib, L; Pasuk, I; Negrea, R; Apostol, N; Pintilie, L

Published: FEB 26 2014, ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 6, 2939, DOI: 10.1021/am405508k

35. Nanoscale monoclinic domains in epitaxial SrRuO3 thin films deposited by pulsed laser deposition
Authors: Ghica, C; Negrea, RF; Nistor, LC; Chirila, CF; Pintilie, L

Published: JUL 14 2014, JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 116, DOI: 10.1063/1.4889932

36. Schottky barrier versus surface ferroelectric depolarization at Cu/Pb(Zr, Ti)O-3 interfaces
Authors: Stoflea, LE; Apostol, NG; Chirila, C; Trupina, L; Negrea, R; Pintilie, L; Teodorescu, CM

Published: MAY 2014, JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE, 49, 3351, DOI: 10.1007/s10853-014-8041-6

37. Intrinsic energy band alignment of functional oxides
Authors: Li, SY; Chen, F; Schafranek, R; Bayer, TJM; Rachut, K; Fuchs, A; Siol, S; Weidner, M; Hohmann, M; Pfeifer, V; Morasch, J; Ghinea, C; Arveux, E; Gunzler, R; Gassmann, J; Korber, C; Gassenbauer, Y; Sauberlich, F; Rao, GV; Payan, S; Maglione, M; Chirila, C; Pintilie, L; Jia, LC; Ellmer, K; Naderer, M; Reichmann, K; Bottger, U; Schmelzer, S; Frunza, RC; Ursic, H; Malic, B; Wu, WB; Erhart, P; Klein, A

Published: JUN 2014, PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI-RAPID RESEARCH LETTERS, 8, 576, DOI: 10.1002/pssr.201409034

38. BiFeO3 doped-BNT-BT0.08 piezoelectric and magnetic nanowires, derived from sol-gel precursor
Authors: Cernea, M; Trupina, L; Vasile, B; Bartha, C; Radu, R; Chirila, C; Teodorescu, A

Published: JAN 10 2014, JOURNAL OF NANOPARTICLE RESEARCH, 16, DOI: 10.1007/s11051-013-2231-z

39. Structural Characterization of Impurified Zinc Oxide Thin Films
Authors: Trinca, LM; Galca, AC; Stancu, V; Chirila, C; Pintilie, L

Published: 2014, ELECTROCERAMICS XIV CONFERENCE, 1627, 128, DOI: 10.1063/1.4901669

40. Band bending in Au/Pb(Zr,Ti)O-3 investigated by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy: Dependence on the initial state of the film
Authors: Apostol, NG; Stoflea, LE; Lungu, GA; Tanase, LC; Chirila, C; Frunza, L; Pintilie, L; Teodorescu, CM

Published: OCT 31 2013, THIN SOLID FILMS, 545, 21, DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2013.04.092

41. Charge transfer and band bending at Au/Pb(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O-3 interfaces investigated by photoelectron spectroscopy
Authors: Apostol, NG; Stoflea, LE; Lungu, GA; Chirila, C; Trupina, L; Negrea, RF; Ghica, C; Pintilie, L; Teodorescu, CM

Published: MAY 15 2013, APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, 273, 425, DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2013.02.056

42. Influence of orbital contributions to the valence band alignment of Bi2O3, Fe2O3, BiFeO3, and Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3
Authors: Li, SY; Morasch, J; Klein, A; Chirila, C; Pintilie, L; Jia, LC; Ellmer, K; Naderer, M; Reichmann, K; Groting, M; Albe, K

Published: JUL 17 2013, PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 88, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.88.045428

43. Nanotubes of piezoelectric BNT-BT0.08 obtained from sol-gel precursor
Authors: Cernea, M; Trupina, L; Vasile, BS; Trusca, R; Chirila, C

Published: JUL 2013, JOURNAL OF NANOPARTICLE RESEARCH, 15, DOI: 10.1007/s11051-013-1787-y

44. BNT-BT0.08 wires derived from sol-gel precursor and their piezoelectric behavior
Authors: Cernea, M; Pintilie, L; Trupina, L; Vasile, BS; Chirila, C; Pasuk, I

Published: MAY 2013, JOURNAL OF NANOPARTICLE RESEARCH, 15, DOI: 10.1007/s11051-013-1668-4

45. Structural and dielectric properties of Ba(X1/3Ta2/3)O-3 thin films grown by RF-PLD
Authors: Nedelcu, L; Scarisoreanu, ND; Chirila, C; Busuioc, C; Banciu, MG; Jinga, SI; Dinescu, M

Published: AUG 1 2013, APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, 278, 161, DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2012.10.124

46. Structural, electric and magnetic properties of Pb(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O-3-CoFe2O4 heterostructures
Authors: Chirila, C; Ibanescu, G; Hrib, L; Negrea, R; Pasuk, I; Kuncser, V; Pintilie, I; Pintilie, L

Published: OCT 31 2013, THIN SOLID FILMS, 545, 7, DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2013.06.033

47. Electrode interface control of the Schottky diode-like behavior in epitaxial Pb(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O-3 thin films: A critical analysis
Authors: Hrib, LM; Boni, AG; Chirila, C; Pasuk, I; Pintilie, I; Pintilie, L

Published: JUN 7 2013, JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 113, DOI: 10.1063/1.4808464

48. The impact of the Pb(Zr,Ti)O-3-ZnO interface quality on the hysteretic properties of a metal-ferroelectric-semiconductor structure
Authors: Pintilie, I; Pasuk, I; Ibanescu, GA; Negrea, R; Chirila, C; Vasile, E; Pintilie, L

Published: NOV 15 2012, JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 112, DOI: 10.1063/1.4765723

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