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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Electronic contacts at the atomic scale for future graphene-based electronics

Due to its exceptional conduction properties, graphene has been proposed as a candidate to replace silicon in future electronics. However, several problems need to be overcome prior to its implantation in the production chain. Among these difficulties, one of the most fundamental unknown aspects is how to contact graphene with…

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Mars Mimicking Chamber Explores Habitability of Other Planets

Researchers in Spain have designed a vacuum chamber capable of mimicking conditions on Mars to test gear for use in future missions SOURCE: WASHINGTON, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire A research team in Spain has the enviable job of testing out new electromechanical gear for potential use in future missions to the «Red Planet.» They…

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