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Synchrotron Methods: Variable Kinetic Energy X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy

Location

Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Measurement Science Division/Brookhaven Lab

RO# Location
50.64.35.B6769 Upton, NY 11973

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Fischer, Daniel A. dfischer@nist.gov 631.344.5177
Woicik, Joseph Cestone joseph.woicik@nist.gov 631-344-4247

Description

We have developed novel synchrotron based variable kinetic energy x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy to address the development and optimization of materials for electronics, photonics, energy conversion, sustainable energy, catalysis, and sensing applications. Materials that can be investigated include monolayers to bulk materials of all classes. Depth selectivity in 0.2 nm steps is attained by utilizing different photon energies over a wide range. Examples of ongoing measurements include (1) chemistry and bonding at semiconductor oxide interfaces, (2) oxidation of metal electrodes on semiconductors, (3) ferroelectric oxides, (4) high-k gate dielectrics, and (5) organic electronics. Such measurement studies offer the opportunity to develop and utilize NIST’s world class x-ray instrumentation and detectors, and to investigate novel materials and devices for myriad applications.

 

Keywords:
Catalysis; Chemistry; Depth dependence; Electronic devices; Energy conversion; Interfaces; Nanomaterials; National Synchrotron Light Source; Photonic devices; Sensors; Sustainable energy; Synchrotron radiation; Variable kinetic energy; World-class capabilities;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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