Characterization of thin film growth and processing by in-situ time-resolved GISAXS

The increase in hard X-ray brightness in third generation synchrotron sources together with the development of fast two-dimensional X-ray detectors has enabled to perform time-resolved X-ray scattering experiments in the millisecond regime. Thus, the evolution of the thin film morphology at the nanoscale can be continuously monitored employing Grazing Incidence…

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Unveiling the structural and electronic properties of epitaxial graphene superstructures on Pt(111): the role of the pinning points

Graphene growth on metal surfaces is one of the most promising routes towards scalable production of high-quality graphene suitable for industrial applications. Conventionally, the growth of graphene is carried out on weakly interacting surfaces – typically Cu foils – where the substrate plays a double role: first, as a catalyst;…

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Perylene on TiO2(110) surfaces

A deep and detailed understanding of the organic molecule – substrate interaction at the nanoscale is essential in order to develop a real nanoelectronic technology. The combination of Organic molecules and TiO2 surface is becoming a hot topic due to the extended use in novel photovoltaic devices. With this in…

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