MESA+ University of Twente
Inorganic Materials Science Group


Ph.D. thesis


Michiel Maas



Template-electrodeposited nanowires: synthesis, manipulation and application



Oktay Yildirim



Self-Assembled Monolayers on Metal Oxides: Applications in Nanotechnology



Minh Duc Nguyen



Ferroelectric and piezoelectric properties of epitaxial PZT films and devices on silicon



Sajid Khan



Soft-lithographic patterning of functional oxide and composite materials




Shen Ran, Jozef Vleugels , Shuigen Huang, Kim Vanmeensel , Dave H.A. Blank , Louis Winnubst, “Manipulating microstructure and mechanical properties of CuO doped 3Y-TZP nano-ceramics using spark-plasma sintering”, J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 30 (2010) 899–904



S.S.A. Seo, M.J. Han, G.W.J. Hassink, W.S. Choi, S.J. Moon, J.S. Kim, T. Susaki, Y.S. Lee, J. Yu, C. Bernhard, H.Y. Hwang, G. Rijnders, D.H.A. Blank, B. Keimer, and T.W. Noh, “Two-Dimensional Confinement of 3d1 Electrons in LaTiO3/LaAlO3 Multilayers”, Phys. Rev. Lett 104 (2010) 036401



M.G. Maas, E.J.B. Rodijk, W. Maijenburg, J.E. ten Elshof, and D.H.A. Blank,Photocatalytic segmented nanowires and single-step iron oxide nanotube synthesis: Templated electrodeposition as all-round tool”, in: Proc. Int. Symp. on Multifunction at the Nanoscale through Nanowires, ed. K. Nielsch, A. Fontcuberta i Morral, J.K. Holt, and C.V. Thomson, Mat. Res. Soc. Proc. 1206, Materials Research Society, Pittsburg, 2010; M-01-08.



Louis Winnubst, Peter J. de Veen, Shen Ran, Dave H.A. Blank, “Synthesis and characteristics of nanocrystalline 3Y-TZP and CuO powders for ceramic composites”, Ceramics International 36 (2010) 847–853



J. Verbeeck, S. Bals, A. N. Kravtsova, D. Lamoen, M. Luysberg, M. Huijben, G. Rijnders, A. Brinkman, H. Hilgenkamp, D. H. A. Blank, and G. Van Tendeloo, “Electronic reconstruction at n-type SrTiO3/LaAlO3 interfaces” Phys. Rev. B 81 (2010) 085113



R. Kreiter, H.L. Castricum, J. Vente, J.E. ten Elshof, M.D.A. Rietkerk, and H.M. van Veen, “Hybrid silica membrane for water removal from lower alcohols and hydrogen separation,” World Patent Application WO/2010/008283 (21. January 2010)



O.F. Göbel, D.H.A. Blank, and J.E. ten Elshof, “Thin films of conductive ZnO patterned by micromolding resulting in nearly isolated features,” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2 [2] (2010) 536-543



J.E. ten Elshof, S.U. Khan, and O.F. Göbel, “Micrometer and nanometer-scale parallel patterning of ceramic and organic–inorganic hybrid materials,” J. Europ. Ceram. Soc., 30 (2010) 1555–1577



Oktay Yildirim, Tian Gang, Sachin Kinge, David N. Reinhoudt, Dave H.A. Blank, Wilfred G. van der Wiel, Guus Rijnders, and Jurriaan Huskens, “Monolayer-directed Assembly and Magnetic Properties of FePt Nanoparticles on Patterned Aluminum Oxide”, Int. J. Mol. Sci., 11 (2010)1162-1179



M. Mathews, E. P. Houwman, H. Boschker, G. Rijnders, and D. H. A. Blank, “Magnetization reversal mechanism in La0.67Sr0.33MnO3 thin films on NdGaO3 substrates”, J. App. Phys. 107 (2010) 013904



Matthew L. Scullin, Jayakanth Ravichandran, Choongho Yu, Mark Huijben, Jan Seidel, Arun Majumdar, R. Ramesh “Pulsed laser deposition-induced reduction of SrTiO3 crystals”, Acta Materialia 58 (2010) 457-463



J.N. Beukers, J.E. Kleibeuker, G. Koster, D.H.A. Blank, G. Rijnders, H. Hilgenkamp, A. Brinkman, “Epitaxial EuO thin films by pulsed laser deposition monitored by in situ x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy”, Thin Solid Films 518 (2010), 5173-5176



Wolter Siemons, Mark Huijben, Guus Rijnders, Dave H. A. Blank, Theodore H. Geballe, Malcolm R. Beasley, and Gertjan Koster, “Dielectric-permittivity-driven charge carrier modulation at oxide interfaces”, Phys. Rev. B 81 (2010), 241308(R)



R. Pentcheva, M. Huijben, K. Otte, W. E. Pickett, J. E. Kleibeuker, J. Huijben, H. Boschker, D. Kockmann, W. Siemons, G. Koster, H. J.W. Zandvliet, G. Rijnders, D. H. A. Blank, H. Hilgenkamp, and A. Brinkman, “Parallel Electron-Hole Bilayer Conductivity from Electronic Interface Reconstruction”, Phys. Rev. Lett 104 (2010) 166804



P. Yu, J.-S. Lee, S. Okamoto, M. D. Rossell, M. Huijben, C. -H. Yang, Q. He, J. -X. Zhang, S. Y. Yang, M. J. Lee, Q. M. Ramasse, R. Erni, Y.-H. Chu, D. A. Arena, C. -C. Kao, L. W. Martin, R. Ramesh, “Interface ferromagnetism and orbital reconstruction in BiFeO3-La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 heterostructures”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105 (2010) 027201.



J. Ravichandran, W. Siemons, H. Heijmerikx, M. Huijben, A. Majumdar, R. Ramesh, “An epitaxial transparent conducting perovskite oxide: double-doped SrTiO3”. Chem. Mater. 22 (2010) 3983-3987



M.D. Nguyen, H. Nazeer, K. Karakaya, S.V. Pham, R. Steenwelle, M. Dekkers, L. Abelmann, D.H.A. Blank and G. Rijnders, “Characterization of epitaxial Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 thin films deposited by pulsed laser deposition on silicon cantilevers”, J. Micromech. Microeng. 20 (2010) 085022 (11pp)



T.M. Stawski, S.A. Veldhuis, O.F. Göbel, J.E. ten Elshof, and D.H.A. Blank, “Effects of reaction medium on the phase synthesis and particle size evolution of BaTiO3”, J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 93 [10] (2010) 3443–3448



J.E. Kleibeuker, G. Koster, W. Siemons, D. Dubbink, B. Kuiper, J.L. Blok, C.-H. Yang, J. Ravichandran, R. Ramesh, J.E. ten Elshof, D.H.A. Blank and G. Rijnders, “Atomically defined rare earth scandate crystal surfaces,” Adv. Funct. Mater. 20 (2010) 3490-3496



A.X. Gray, C. Papp, B. Balke, S.-H. Yang, M. Huijben, E. Rotenberg, A. Bostwick, S. Ueda, Y. Yamashita, K. Kobayashi, E. M. Gullikson, J. B. Kortright, F. M. F. de Groot, G. Rijnders, D. H. A. Blank, R. Ramesh, and C. S. Fadley, “Interface properties of magnetic tunnel junction La0.7Sr0.3MnO3/SrTiO3 superlattices studied by standing-wave excited photoemission spectroscopy”, Phys. Rev. B 82 (2010) 205116



Hans Boschker, Jaap Kautz, Evert P. Houwman, Gertjan Koster, Dave H. A. Blank, and Guus Rijnders, ”Magnetic anisotropy and magnetization reversal of La0.67Sr0.33MnO3 thin films on SrTiO3(110)”, J. Appl. Phys. 108 (2010) 103906



Ole Göbel, Thomas Branfield, Tomasz Stawski, Sjoerd Veldhuis, Dave Blank, Johan ten Elshof, “Stacks of Functional Oxide Thin Films Patterned by Micromoulding”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2 [11] (2010) 2992-2994



R. Besselink, T.M. Stawski, H.L. Castricum, D.H.A. Blank, and J.E. ten Elshof, “Exfoliation and restacking of lepidocrocite-type layered titanates studied by Small Angle X-ray Scattering,“ J. Phys. Chem. C 114 (2010) 21281-21286



S.M. Valvidares, M. Huijben, P. Yu, R. Ramesh, and J.B. Kortright, “Native SrTiO3 (001) surface layer from resonant Ti L2,3 reflectance spectroscopy”, Phys. Rev. B 82 (2010) 235410



A.Y. Borisevich, H.J. Chang, M. Huijben, M.P. Oxley, S. Okamoto, M.K. Niranjan, J.D. Burton, E.Y. Tsymbal, Y.H. Chu, P. Yu, R. Ramesh, S.V. Kalinin, and S.J. Pennycook, “Suppression of Octahedral Tilts and Associated Changes in Electronic Properties at Epitaxial Oxide Heterostructure Interfaces”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105 (2010) 087204



M.B. Holcomb, L.W. Martin, A. Scholl, Q. He, P. Yu, C.-H. Yang, S.Y. Yang, P.-A. Glans, M. Valvidares, M. Huijben, J.B. Kortright, J. Guo, Y.-H. Chu, R. Ramesh, “Probing the evolution of antiferromagnetism in multiferroics”, Phys. Rev. B 81 (2010) 134406



R. Mikkenie, W.A. Groen and R. van der Drift, “Diffusion of Silver During Sintering in High Permittivity COG Dielectrics,” Integrated Ferroelectrics (2010) 114 [1] 72-80