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

Boron and nitrogen co-doped carbon-based nanomaterials/nickel oxide/ hydroxide hybrids for sunlight induced photocatalytic water cleaning
Authors: Lebière, PG; Ivan, R; del Pino, AP; Logofatu, C; Negrila, C; György, E

Published: NOV 5 2023, COLLOIDS AND SURFACES A-PHYSICOCHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING ASPECTS, 676, 132159, DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2023.132159

From non-stoichiometric CTSe to single phase and stoichiometric CZTSe films by annealing under Sn plus Se atmosphere
Authors: Zaki, MY; Sava, F; Simandan, ID; Buruiana, AT; Bocirnea, AE; Stavarache, I; Velea, A; Galca, AC; Pintilie, L

Published: NOV 1 2023, CERAMICS INTERNATIONAL, 49, DOI: 10.1016/j.ceramint.2023.08.056

WO3 layer sensitized with BiVO4 and MIL-101(Fe) as photoanode for photoelectrochemical water oxidation
Authors: Sima, M; Vasile, E; Preda, N; Matei, E; Sima, A; Negrila, C

Published: OCT 2023, JOURNAL OF PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY OF SOLIDS, 181, 111472, DOI: 10.1016/j.jpcs.2023.111472

Magnetoelectric properties of CoFe2O4/BNT-BT0.08 biphasic nanocomposites, with 0-3 connectivity, prepared by sol-gel method
Authors: Cernea, M; Radu, R; Amorín, H; Vasile, BS; Surdu, VA; Trusca, R; Gavrila, R; Galassi, C

Published: AUG 15 2023, JOURNAL OF ALLOYS AND COMPOUNDS, 952, 170041, DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2023.170041

Surface charge dynamics on air-exposed ferroelectric Pb(Zr,Ti)O3(001) thin films
Authors: Abramiuc, LE; Tanase, LC; Prieto, MJ; Caldas, LD; Tiwari, A; Apostol, NG; Husanu, MA; Chirila, CF; Trupina, L; Schmidt, T; Pintilie, L; Teodorescu, CM

Published: AUG 10 2023, NANOSCALE, 15, DOI: 10.1039/d3nr02690f

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