April 30, 2021
The installation of our new high temperature heating chamber is now complete. Many thanks to the mechanical workshop at Aarhus University for the welding, and to the mechanical workshop at NTNU for the rest of the fabrication. Of course; thanks too to everyone in my group who helped!
April 19, 2021
Our work on "Electronic and structural properties of the natural dyes curcumin, bixin and indigo" is now published in RSC Advances.
Thanks especially to our collaborators in Brazil, and our former student Annika for making this happen!
1st February 2021
Our collaborative work on helium scattering has now been published. Thanks mostly to Prof. Bodil Holst (UiB) for making this happen.
14th November 2020
Latest results on hBN from the nanoESCA. Thanks for Branson (Sintef, Oslo) for exfoliating the hBN flake onto the surface for us.
1st September 2020
Anna Cecilie Åsland joins our group as Ph.D. student.
After visiting in 2019/2020 and completing his Ph.D in the summer, Dr. Hu Jinbang rejoins our group as PostDoc for the next 3 years.
1st August 2020
I am now appointed as Adjunct Prof. in the Semiconductor Physics group at the Department of Physics at the University of Oslo.
16th June 2020
Congratulations to our postdoc Nina, who published a new article today
(containing XPS from our lab, but otherwise based on work from her previous position in biophysics).
1st June 2020
Our latest work is published in `Quantum Materials'. Thanks to everyone involved in this collaboration.
26th March 2020
One more paper published, and our first ever cover! Once again, this is in collaboration with the group of Prof. Song in Shanghai
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c00895
10th March 2020
Due to all the construction and testing with our new spin-nanoesca, I've fallen behind with updating our publications.
Here are three from 2020:
PRB 12:121402 (05/03/2020), collaborators include Ann-Julie, Philip and Jill from Aarhus.
Applied Surface Science, 513:145797 (20/02/2020), in collaboration with Prof. Song's group in Shanghai.
Nanoscale Advances, DOI: 10.1039/C9NA00593E (24/02/2020), collaborators include Alex and Richard from the Diamond Electronics Group in London.
6th March 2020
First spin-resolved ARPES data from the spin-filtered NanoEsca!
[Sample is Bi(111), and the two greyscale images are the raw signal at the two working points of the spin filter. The right hand panel is the difference. The energy is just below the Fermi energy.]
14th February 2020
Rajesh looking worried whilst supervising the removal of the Phoibos from the old STM chamber
Fixing the iris mechanism, removing zinc and recoating with aerodag
Mounting the phoibos on our new prep/XPS chamber
6th February 2020
Last day of installation
First spin resolved images after installation
Final discussions after signing the acceptance documents
1st February 2020
First preparation and transfer of a sample (Ag(111)) for the NanoEsca
Young Frode is happy with the first ARPES acquisition!
17th January 2020
Coupling of the new NanoESCA with our homemade prep chamber
(and a champagne celebration moment!)
20th December 2019
First UHV in the XPS/ARPES/Preparation Chamber!
18th December 2019
Delivery of the NanoEsca, and successful manoeuvring into the lab!
5th December 2019
Today we did the first pumping and baking of our new XPS/ARPES/Preparation instrument!
27th November 2019
Thanks to everyone who has worked hard on this project.
19th November 2019
Our latest work on silicon delta layers is now available on ArXiv:
1st November 2019
Dr. Rajesh Chellappan has started work as our Lab Manager
11th September 2019
Thanks to Timini and all the present and former nanostudents for my great honour!
[The thing in the frame is a silicon wafer, and the writing is pure gold]
1st July 2019
Our latest manuscript: "The occupied electronic structure of ultrathin boron doped diamond" is now on ArXiv
Thanks to all the co-authors for their work on this!
11th June 2019
As part of our ongoing collaboration with Prof. Song and the Chinese Academy of Science,
we welcome Jinbang Hu to the group as a visiting student for ~6 months.
6th May 2019
The new paper from the collaboration with Jinbang and Prof. Song's group is now published!
24th April 2019
Our latest work on silicon delta-layers is now available on ArXiv
15th February 2019
Signed the contract for our new spin resolved and spatially resolved momentum microscope in Uppsala.
Delivery is preliminarily scheduled for the end of 2019
25th January 2019
Our latest work on topological metals has been published in PRB:
15th November 2018
Our latest work on electron phonon interactions has been accepted in PRB:
1st September 2018
We welcome our new Ph.D. student, Håkon Røst, to the group!
26th August 2018
Our latest work on electron phonon interactions is now available as a preprint on ArXiv
24th August 2018
Our latest work in collaboration woth Prof. Fei Song (Chinese Academy of Science and Shanghai Synchrotron) has been published by ACS:
J. Phys. Chem. C, Just Accepted Manuscript, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b06789
30th March 2018
Our latest work on chemotherapy drugs has been published:
(Applied Surface Science 435, 1213-1219)
26th January 2018
Our latest work on silicon delta layers (together with Jill Miwa's group, and others) is published:
11th January 2018
Our work with Thomas Jung's group on self assembled quantum dots is publishes:
27th November 2017
Our latest work on surface interaction of chemotherapy drugs has been published in Applied Surface Science
Our work jointly with the group of PDC King (St. Andrews) has been published in Nature Materials:
Thanks to everyone who contributed to these articles!
11th October 2017
Our latest work "Accelerated ageing of molybdenum oxide" has been accepted for publication in the IOP journal, Material Research Express:
2nd October 2017
29th August 2017
Snorre's summer work has turned into an article! Using the MiBots at NanoLab to demonstrate some novel 4-point probe measurements...
23rd August 2017
Our work on UV damage to biomolecules (relevant to skin cancer) has been accepted by the ACS journal "Langmuir"
18th July 2017
Our newest paper (and first paper for Marina as first author) is now available:
4th April 2017
We welcome new PostDoc Rajesh Chellappan to the group to work on graphene based devices for radiation sensing ("GraSeRad", collaboration with Sintef)
15th March 2017
Today our Center of Excellence (Norwegian: Sentre for Fremragende Forskning, SFF) was funded!
The Center is called the "Center for Low Dissipation Quantum Spintronics (QuSpin)" and you can read about it here:
We had a very busy and productive two months!
-- We welcome Dr. Alex Schenk to the group to be our new postdoc!
-- We have a new funded project from the research council, jointly with University of Oslo:
"Non-parabolic Effects Applied to Thermoelectric materials (NEAT)"
-- We have 3 new papers accepted:
2. "Strong electron-phonon coupling in the sigma band of graphene" (Phys. Rev. B)
3. "In Situ Patterning of Ultrasharp Dopant Profiles in Silicon" (ACS Nano)
-- We have a "new" lab!! It is based on a 1983 ESCALAB instrument originally called "Nasjonalt Laboratorium for Overflatestudier (NALOS)", which we are repairing and upgrading. It will be reincarnated as "Ny-NALOS", and offer XPS, LEED, AES, UPS and IPES.
10th November 2016:
Our article "Thermal migration of alloying agents in aluminium" has now been accepted in MRX
10th September 2016:
Open day in the XPS lab! At least 42 students came in to visit on a Saturday...!
9th September 2016:
Our lab gets a visit from the Kavli prize winners, Christoph Gerber, Calvin Quate and Gerd Binnig (who also received the Nobel Prize).
(Photograph by Marina).
10th August 2016:
A young scientist (6 days old) visiting the lab! and learning XPS from Marina
2nd June 2016:
Federico wins the faculty prize for "best Ph.D. in natural sciences" -- congratulations Federico!!
Vice Dean Tor Grande presenting Federico with the prize, (Photo: Per Henning/NTNU).
23rd May 2016:
Our latest paper (in collaboration with PDC King and others) is now published in Nature Comms.
"Spin–valley locking in the normal state of a transition-metal dichalcogenide superconductor"
22nd April 2016:
Federico successfully defended his Ph.D thesis today.
Thanks also to Kai Rossnagel and Chris Pakes for visiting and acting as opponents.
20th March 2016:
I plan to offer two student summer jobs:
16th March 2016:
Our latest collaborative paper with Prof. King and colleagues is now availble on ArXiv:
"Spin-valley locking in the normal state of a transition-metal dichalocogenide superconductor"
20th November 2015:
My editorial in NanoMedicine just came online:
"Avoiding degradation of chemotherapy drugs: is graphene the answer?"
11th November 2015:
We have two new articles in Applied Physics Letters:
10th October 2015:
We have contributed to Teknisk Ukeblad's article on CQC2T's Quantum Computing breakthrough!
(Original Nature article) A two-qubit logic gate in silicon
29th September 2015:
Our latest paper just appeared online. Thanks to Phil King and his group for the ongoing collaboration!
2nd September 2015: We are currently offering a fully funded Ph.D. position:
3rd August 2015:
Our latest work "Hierarchical spin-orbital polarisation of a giant Rashba system"
is available on ArXiv: http://arxiv.org/abs/1507.08588
8th June 2015:
We have some attention in the news!
"Catheter studies raise acid alert" Nanotechweb
"Improving the delivery of chemotherapy with graphene" Institute of Physics
10th April 2015:
Good news comes all at once - over the Easter break, we have had 4 articles accepted:
1. "Graphene coatings for chemotherapy; Avoiding silver-mediated degradation" in the IOPs new journal 2D materials
2. "Tunable High Aspect Ratio Polymer Nanostructures for Cell Interfaces" in RSC's journal Nanoscale
3. "One-dimensional spin texture of Bi(441): Quantum spin Hall properties" in APS's journal Physical Review B.
4. "Low-temperature Growth of Bismuth Thin Films with (111) Facet on Highly Oriented Pyrolytic Graphite" in ACS's journal Applied Materials & Interfaces.
-- I'll post links to the articles once they are available online. As always, these articles involve multiple collaborations, so thanks and congratulations to those involved!
24th September 2014
Our article on the confinement of delta-layers has just been accepted in ACS Nano:
22nd August 2014
A PostDoc position is now available in my group:
21st August 2014
Our project on WSe2, jointly with Prof. Phil King, has been accepted by Nature Physics.
A preview is available on ArXiv: http://arxiv.org/abs/1408.6778
(more details and a link will follow soon).
28th July 2014
Teknisk Ukeblad have written an article about our research work:
30th June 2014
We were interviewed by 'Teknisk Ukeblad' about the D-Wave quantum computer:
2nd May 2014
Our APL is now online! thanks to everyone involved.
29th April 2014
Our manuscript "Disentangling phonon and impurity interactions in delta-doped Si(001)" has just been accepted for publication in Applied Physics Letters!... I'll post a link as soon as it is available online.
5th March 2014
Our Nano Letters is now online!
[figure: copyright held by American Chemical Society (2014)]
26th February 2014
Our manuscript "Valley splitting in a silicon quantum device platform" has been accepted by Nano Letters!
Thanks to the co-authors for their hard work.
12th February 2014
Elise Østli joins our group as M.Sc. Student (co-supervised by Prof. Aune).
Her project is on XPS analysis of chemotherapy drugs.
15th January 2014
Cecilie Granerød joins our group as M.Sc. Student!
project title: "Measuring spin-orbit interactions in novel 2D materials"
30th November 2013
Federico's PRL is now published - http://prl.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v111/i21/e216806
5th November 2013
Our manuscript "Electron-phonon coupling-induced kinks in the sigma band of graphene"
is now accepted in PRL!! - congratulations Federico :-)
(an early draft is available on ArXiv; http://arxiv.org/abs/1305.6210)
4th June 2013
Our draft "Electron-phonon coupling-induced kinks in the sigma band of graphene" has been uploaded to arXiv:
31st May 2013
Our article "Exploring the limits of n-type ultra-shallow junction formation", is now available online.
22nd May 2013
Our article "Exploring the limits of n-type ultra-shallow junction formation", submitted to ACS Nano, has just been accepted.
- well done Craig!
13th May 2013
Our work got noticed by Nature Nanotechnology; see their Research Highlight here:
...and NTNU's announcement of it here:
29th March 2013
Our article "Excitation of Coherent Phonons in the One-Dimensional Bi(114) Surface" is now available
Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 136806 (2013), http://prl.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v110/i13/e136806
27th March 2013
Our article "Direct Measurement of the Band Structure of a Buried Two-Dimensional Electron Gas" is now available
Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 136801 (2013), http://prl.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v110/i13/e136801
20th March 2013
Another article has been accepted in PRL - the second this year!!
"Excitation of coherent phonons in the one-dimensional Bi(114) surface"
Until it appears in a printed version, you can access it on arXiv: http://arxiv.org/abs/1303.2718
5th March 2013
Our article "Surface-sensitive conductivity measurement using a micro multi-point probe approach" is now available online:
Rev. Sci. Instrum. 84, 033901 (2013)
19th February 2013
Our article "Hole doping of graphene supported on Ir (111) by AlBr3" is now available online:
Applied Physics Letters 102, 061601 (2013)
29th January 2013
An article based on the draft we posted on ArXiv has just been accepted by PRL!
"Direct band structure measurement of a buried two-dimensional electron gas"
The last new paper of 2012...
"Microscopic four-point-probe resistivity measurements of shallow, high density doping layers in silicon"
Applied Physics Letters 101 (26), 262105-262105-4
Another of our papers available online!!
"Extracting the near surface stoichiometry of BiFe0.5Mn0.5O3 thin films; a finite element maximum entropy approach"
Our paper "Robust Surface Doping of Bi2Se3 by Rb Intercalation" has been accepted by ACS Nano!
And, our paper "Iron-mediated growth of epitaxial graphene on SiC and diamond" is published in Carbon!
June 2012: I have accepted a position at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) as førsteamanuensis (transl. Associate Professor). I plan to start in October.
April 2012: Our article on LSMO thin films is now published!