MESA+ University of Twente
Inorganic Materials Science Group


Ph.D. theses


Paul te Riele



Direct Patterning of Oxides by Pulsed Laser Stencil Deposition



Wolter Siemons



Nanoscale properties of complex oxide films



Joska Broekmaat



In-situ growth monitoring with scanning force microscopy during pulsed laser deposition.



Vittorio Boffa



Niobia-silica and silica membranes for gas separation




J.J. Broekmaat, A. Brinkman, D.H.A. Blank and A.J.H.M. Rijnders, “High temperature surface imaging using atomic force microscopy”, Appl. Phys. Lett 92 043102 (2008).



M.D. Nguyen, K. Karakaya, P.M. te Riele, D.H.A. Blank, A.J.H.M. Rijders, “Piezoelectric materials for MEMS applications”, proceedings of the 3rd IEEE Int. Conf. on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, Sanya, China, January 6-9, 2008 pp. 315-318



H.L. Castricum, A. Sah, R. Kreiter, D.H.A. Blank, J.F. Vente, and J.E. ten Elshof, “Hybrid ceramic nanosieves: stabilizing nanopores with organic links,” Chem. Commun., 1103-1105 (2008).



A.J.H.M. Rijnders and D.H.A. Blank, “An atomic force pencil and eraser”, Nature Materials 7 [4] 270-271 (2008)



H.L. Castricum, A. Sah, R. Kreiter, D.H.A. Blank, J.F. Vente and J.E. ten Elshof, “Hydrothermally stable molecular separation membranes from organically linked silica,” J. Mater. Chem., 18 2150-2158 (2008)



W. Zhou, A.S. Bondarenko, B.A. Boukamp, H.J.M. Bouwmeester, “Superprotonic conductivity in MH(PO3H) (M=Li+, Na+, K+, Rb+, Cs+, NH+4), Solid State Ionics 179 380-384 (2008)



E.P. Houwman, G. Maris, G.M. De Luca, N. Niermann, G. Rijnders, D.H.A. Blank, S. Speller, “Out-of-plane magnetic domain structure in a thin film of La0.67Sr0.33MnO3 on SrTiO3 (001) observed by magnetic force microscopy”, Physical Review B 77 174412 (2008)



V. Boffa, J.E. ten Elshof, A.V. Petukhov, and D.H.A. Blank,Microporous niobia-silica membrane with very low CO2 permeability,” ChemSusChem, 1 [5] 437-443 (2008)



V. Boffa, D.H.A. Blank and J.E. ten Elshof, “Hydrothermal stability of microporous silica and niobia-silica membranes,” J. Membrane Sci., 319 256-263 (2008)



E. Brinkman, H. Castricum, A. ten Elshof, R. Kreiter and J. Vente, "Breakthrough in pervaporation membrane for dehydration of solvent streams," NPT Procestechnologie, 15 [3] (2008) 18-19.



G. Koster, A. Brinkman, H. Hilgenkamp, A.J.H.M. Rijnders, D.H.A. Blank, “High-Tc superconducting thin films with composition control on a sub-unit cell level; the effect of the polar nature of the cuprates”, J. Phys. Condens. Mat. 20 264007 (2008)



A.V. Gaikwad, V. Boffa, J.E. ten Elshof, and G. Rothenberg, “Cat-in-a-cup: Facile separation of large homogeneous catalysts,” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 47 [29] 5407-5410 (2008)



A. Vailionis, W. Siemons, G. Koster, “Room temperature epitaxial stabilization of a tetragonal phase in ARuO3 (A=Ca and Sr) thin films”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93 051909 (2008)



R. Garcia Juez, V. Boffa, D.H.A. Blank, J.E. ten Elshof, “Preparation of self-supporting mesostructured silica thin film membranes as gateable interconnects for microfluidics”, J. Membrane Sci. 323 347-351 (2008)



H.L. Castricum, R. Kreiter, H.M. van Veen, D. Blank, J.F. Vente, and J.E. ten Elshof, “High-performance hybrid pervaporation membranes with superior hydrothermal and acid stability,” J. Membrane Sci. 324 (2008) 111-118



H.L. Castricum, A. Sah, JA.J. Geenevasen, R. Kreiter, D.H.A. Blank, J.F. Vente, J.E. ten Elshof, “Structure of hybrid organic-inorganic sols for the preparation of hydrothermally stable membranes”, J. Sol-Gel Sci. Technol. 48 (2008) 11-17



P.L. Alsters, P.T. Witte, R. Neumann, D. Sloboda Rozner, W. Adam, R. Zhang, J. Reedijk, P. Gamez, J.E. ten Elshof, and S. Roy Chowdhury, “Fine-tuning and recycling of homogeneous tungstate and polytungstate epoxidation catalysts,” Chapter 16 in: "Mechanisms in Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalytic Epoxidation", Edited by T. Oyama, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2008, pp. 415-428.



M. Huijben, G. Koster, D.H.A. Blank, G. Rijnders, “Interface engineering and strain in YBa2Cu3O7-δ thin films”, Phase Trans 81 (2008) 703-716



J. Mannhart, D.H.A. Blank, H.Y. Hwang, A.J. Millis, J.-M. Triscone, “Two-Dimensional Electron Gases at Oxide Interfaces”, MRS Bulletin 33 (2008) 1027-1034.



P.M. te Riele, G. Rijnders, D.H.A. Blank, “Ferroelectric devices created by pressure modulated stencil deposition”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93 (2008) 233109



W. Siemons, M.A. Steiner, G. Koster, D.H.A. Blank, M.R. Beasley, A. Kapitulnik, “Preparation and properties of amorphous MgB2/MgO superstructures: Model disorderd superconductor”, Physical Review B 77 (2008) 174506



J. Xia, E. Schemm, G. Deutscher, S.A. Kivelson, D.A. Bonn, W.N. Hardy, R. Liang, W. Siemons, G. Koster, M.M. Fejer, A. Kapitulnik, “Polar Kerr-effect measurements of the high-temperature YBa2Cu3O6+x superconductor: Evidence for broken symmetry near the pseudogap temperature”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100 (2008) 127002



M. Huijben, L.W. Martin, Y.-H. Chu, M.B. Holcomb, P. Yu, G. Rijnders, D.H.A. Blank and R. Ramesh, “Critical thickness and orbital ordering in ultrathin La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 films”, Phys. Rev. B 78 (2008) 094413



P.D. Thang, M.T.N. Pham, G. Rijnders, D.H.A. Blank, H.D. Nguyen, J.C.P. Klaasse, E. Brück, “Multiferroic CoFe2O4-Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 Nanostructures”, J. Korean Phys. Soc. 52 [5] (2008) 1406-1409