Synchrotron radiation characterizationΒΆ

I am taking advantage of having a synchrotron radiation source at walking distance from my office to probe into the structure of different electronic materials.

One of the interesting things of atomic layer deposition is that growth takes place at such low temperatures that the fingerprint of the synthesis process can be observed in the structure of the resulting material.

In addition to ex-situ characterization, one of our recent projects has been the development of a portable reactor to observe the synthesis of materials in-situ using different techniques available at the advanced photon source.

These techniques allow us to undertand the structure of materials that are made of only a few atomic layers. In my case, my main interest is to understand how the medium range order evolves from isolated cations at the surface to a cross-linked structure that resembling the bulk.