National Institute Of Materials Physics - Romania
Laboratory of Surface and Interface Science

Main research directions:

  • Surface and interface analysis by photoelectron spectroscopies (XPS‒ESCA, ARUPS, spin-resolved PES, PED) in situ electron diffraction (LEED, RHEED), Auger electron spectroscopy (AES),  scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy (STM‒STS), photoelectron spectromicroscopy, low energy and photoemission electron microscopy (LEEM‒PEEM);
  • Surfaces, thin films and heterostructure preparation by molecular beam beam epitaxy (MBE) or other vacuum evaporation techniques.

New subjects:

  • analysis of ferroelectric surfaces, band bending in heterostructures;
  • molecular reactions at ferroelectric surfaces;
  • in plane conduction properties of 2D systems on ferroelectric surfaces;
  • ‘2D nanoreactors', molecular reactions with reactants stabilized between graphene layers and substrates;
  • spin asymmetry in band structure of 2D systems;
  • photocatalysts with internal junctions;
  • multiferroic structures with indirect exchange or coupling through charge accumulation;
  • theoretical developments in the area of ferroic thin films (ferroelectric, ferromagnetic);
  • development of new devices operating in ultrahigh vacuum (effusion cells, evaporators, manipulators);
  • development of software packages for data analysis.

Latest Publications

Carbon-based heterostructure from multi-photo-active nanobuilding blocks SrTiO3@NiFe2O4@Fe0@Ni0@CNTs with derived nanoreaction metallic clusters for enhanced solar light-driven photodegradation of harmful antibiotics
Authors: Borhan, AI; Ghemes, AI; Husanu, MA; Popescu, DG; Borca, CN; Huthwelker, T; Radu, I; Dirtu, AC; Dirtu, D; Bulai, G; Lupu, N; Palamaru, MN; Iordan, AR; Gherca, D

Published: JUN 15 2023, APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, 622, 156987, DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2023.156987

Pulsed laser deposited V2O3 thin-films on graphene/aluminum foil for micro-battery applications
Authors: Tite, T; Ungureanu, C; Buga, M; Stavarache, I; Matei, E; Negrila, CC; Trupina, L; Spinu-Zaulet, A; Galca, AC

Published: MAR 15 2023, JOURNAL OF ELECTROANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 933, 117290, DOI: 10.1016/j.jelechem.2023.117290

Kittel's model for ferromagnetic domains, revised and completed, including the derivation of the magnetic hysteresis
Authors: Teodorescu, CM

Published: MAR 2023, RESULTS IN PHYSICS, 46, 106287, DOI: 10.1016/j.rinp.2023.106287

Control of spectral, topological and charge transport properties of graphene via circularly polarized light and magnetic field
Authors: Pena, A

Published: MAR 2023, RESULTS IN PHYSICS, 46, 106257, DOI: 10.1016/j.rinp.2023.106257

Outstanding visible light photocatalysis using nano-TiO2 hybrids with nitrogen-doped carbon quantum dots and/or reduced graphene oxide
Authors: Baragau, IA; Buckeridge, J; Nguyen, KG; Heil, T; Sajjad, MT; Thomson, SAJ; Rennie, A; Morgan, DJ; Power, NP; Nicolae, SA; Titirici, MM; Dunn, S; Kellici, S

Published: MAR 2023, JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY A, DOI: 10.1039/d2ta09586f

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