MESA+ University of Twente
Inorganic Materials Science Group


Ph.D. thesis


Hans Boschker



Perovskite oxide heteroepitaxy; strain and interface engineering



Nicolas Hildenbrand



Improving the electrolyte-cathode assembly for mt-SOFC



Peter de Veen



Interface Engineering for Organic Electronics; Manufacturing of Hybrid Inorganic-Organic Molecular Crystal Devices



Ronald Mikkenie



Materials Development for Commercial Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors



Tomasz Stawski



Understanding Microstructural Properties of Perovskite Ceramics through Their Wet-Chemical Synthesis



Antony George



Sub-50 nm Scale to Micrometer Scale Soft Lithographic Patterning of Functional Materials




O.F. Göbel, G.J. van Hummel and J.E. ten Elshof, “Structure, twinning, and ferroelasticity of bis(tetramethylammonium) hexafluorotitanate(IV), (TMA)2[TiF6], Z. Kristallogr. 226 (2011) 78-82



A.W. Maijenburg, M.G. Maas, E.J.B. Rodijk, W. Ahmed, E.S. Kooij, E.T. Carlen, D.H.A. Blank and J.E. ten Elshof, Dielectrophoretic alignment of metal and metal oxide nanowires and nanotubes: a universal set of parameters for bridging pre-patterned microelectrodes,” J. Colloid Interface Sci. 355 (2011) 486-493



A. Vailionis, H. Boschker, W. Siemons, E. P. Houwman, D. H. A. Blank, G. Rijnders, and G. Koster, “Misfit strain accommodation in epitaxial ABO3 perovskites: Lattice rotations and lattice modulations”, Phys. Rev. B 83 (2011) 064101



R. Kreiter, M.D.A. Rietkerk, H.L. Castricum, H.M. van Veen, J.E. ten Elshof, and J.F. Vente, “Evaluation of hybrid silica sols for stable microporous membranes using high-throughput screening,” J. Sol-Gel Sci. Technol. 57 (2011) 245-252



T. Gang, M. Groen, S. Kinge, W.J.M. Naber, H. Boschker, G. Rijnders, D.N. Reinhoudt, W.G. van der Wiel, “Assembly and patterning of ferromagnetic nanoparticles from solution: A novel low-temperature liquid-phase annealing approach”, Synthetic Metals 161 (2011) 586–590



Chung-Yul Yoo & Bernard A. Boukamp & Henny J. M. Bouwmeester, "Oxygen surface exchange kinetics of erbia-stabilized bismuth oxide", J. Solid State Electrochem 15 (2011) 231-236



H. Boschker, M. Huijben, A. Vailionis, J. Verbeeck, S. van Aert, M. Luysberg, S. Bals, G. van Tendeloo, E.P. Houwman, G. Koster, D.H.A. Blank and G. Rijnders, “Optimized fabrication of high-quality La0.67Sr0.33MnO3 thin films considering all essential characteristics”, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 44 (2011) 205001



N. Hildenbrand, B.A. Boukamp, P. Nammensma, D.H.A. Blank, "Improved cathode/electrolyte interface of SOFC", Solid State Ionics 192 (2011) 12 – 15



B.A. Boukamp, N. Hildenbrand, P. Nammensma, D.H.A. Blank, "The impedance of thin dense oxide cathodes", Solid State Ionics 192 (2011) 404 – 408



P. Brinks, W. Siemons, J.E. Kleibeuker, G. Koster, G. Rijnders, and M. Huijben, “Anisotropic electrical transport properties of a two-dimensional electron gas at SrTiO3–LaAlO3 interfaces”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 98 (2011) 242904



O.F. Göbel, J.E. ten Elshof and J. Smits, “A new room temperature phase of diammonium hexafluorogermanate(IV), (NH4)2[GeF6],” Z. Kristallogr. 226 (2011) 531-534



H.L. Castricum, G.G. Paradis, M.C. Mittelmeijer-Hazeleger, R. Kreiter, J.F. Vente, and J.E. ten Elshof, “Tailoring the separation behavior of hybrid organosilica membranes by adjusting the structure of the organic bridging group,” Adv. Funct. Mater. 21 (2011) 2319-2329



H. Nazeer, M.D. Nguyen, L.A. Woldering, L. Abelmann, G. Rijnders and M.C. Elwenspoek, “Determination of the Young’s modulus of pulsed laser deposited epitaxial PZT thin films”, J. Micromech. Microeng. 21 (2011) 074008



H. Nazeer, L.A. Woldering, L. Abelmann, M.D. Nguyen, G. Rijnders, M.C. Elwenspoek, “Influence of silicon orientation and cantilever undercut on the determination of the Young’s modulus of thin films”, Microelectronic Engineering 88 (2011) 2345–2348



H.M. van Veen, M.D.A. Rietkerk, D.P. Shanahan, M.M.A. van Tuel, R. Kreiter, H.L. Castricum, J.E. ten Elshof, and J.F. Vente, “Pushing membrane stability boundaries with HybSi® pervaporation membranes,” J. Membrane Sci. 380 (2011) 124-131



E.J.B. Rodijk, A.W. Maijenburg, M.G. Maas, D.H.A. Blank, and J.E. ten Elshof, “Templated electrodeposition of Ag7NO11 nanowires with very high oxidation states of silver,” Mater. Lett. 65 (2011) 3374-3376



T.M. Stawski, S.A. Veldhuis, H.L. Castricum, E.G. Keim, G. Eeckhaut, W. Bras, D.H.A. Blank, and J.E. ten Elshof, “Development of nanoscale inhomogeneities during drying of sol-gel derived amorphous lead zirconate titanate precursor thin films,” Langmuir 27 (2011) 11081-11089



Yunzhong Chen, Nini Pryds, Josee E. Kleibeuker, Gertjan Koster, Jirong Sun, Eugen Stamate, Baogen Shen, Guus Rijnders, and Søren Linderoth, “Metallic and Insulating Interfaces of Amorphous SrTiO3-Based Oxide Heterostructures”, Nanoletters 11 (9), (2011) 3774–3778, doi: 10.1021/nl201821j



M.K. Stodolny,, B.A. Boukamp, D.H.A. Blank, F.P.F. van Berkel, “Impact of Cr-poisoning on the conductivity of LaNi0.6Fe0.4O3”, Journal of Power Sources 196 (2011) 9290– 9298



Oktay Yildirim, M. Deniz Yilmaz, David N. Reinhoudt, Dave H. A. Blank, Guus Rijnders, and Jurriaan Huskens, “Electrochemical Stability of Self-Assembled Alkylphosphate Monolayers on Conducting Metal Oxides”, Langmuir 27 (2011), 9890–9894



T. Gang, O. Yildirim, S. Kinge, X. Duan, D.N. Reinhoudt, D.H.A. Blank, G. Rijnders, W.G. van der Wiel and J. Huskens, “Nano-patterned monolayer and multilayer structures of FePtAu nanoparticles on aluminum oxide prepared by nanoimprint lithography and nanomolding in capillaries”, Journal of Materials Chemistry 21 (2011), 14800 doi: 10.1039/c1jm11559f



Bouwe Kuiper, Jeroen L. Blok, Harold J.W. Zandvliet, Dave H.A. Blank, Guus Rijnders and Gertjan Koster, “Self-organization of SrRuO3 nanowires on ordered oxide surface terminations”, MRS Communications (2011), doi: 10.1557/mrc.2011.8



M.G. Maas, E.J.B. Rodijk, A.W. Maijenburg, D.H.A. Blank, and J.E. ten Elshof, “Microstructure development in zinc oxide nanowires and iron oxohydroxide nanotubes by cathodic electrodeposition in nanopores,” J. Mater. Res. 26 (2011) 2261-2267



M.K. Stodolny, B. A. Boukamp, D.H.A. Blank, and F.P.F. van Berkel, “La(Ni,Fe)O3 Stability in the Presence of Chromia—A Solid-State Reactivity Study”, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 158 (2) (2011) B112-B116



M.K. Stodolny, B.A. Boukamp, F.P.F. van Berkel, “Impact of the Volatile Cr-species’ Attack on the Conductivity ofLa(Ni,Fe)O3”, ECS Transactions, 35 (1) (2011) 2035-2043



George, A.W. Maijenburg, M.G. Maas, D.H.A. Blank and J.E. ten Elshof, “Patterning functional materials using channel diffused plasma-etched self-assembled monolayer templates,” Langmuir 27 (2011) 12235-12242



George, A.W. Maijenburg, M.G. Maas, D.H.A. Blank and J.E. ten Elshof, “Electrodeposition in capillaries: Bottom-up micro and nanopatterning of functional materials on conductive substrates,” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 3 (2011) 3666-3672



A.W. Maijenburg, E.J.B. Rodijk, M.G. Maas, M. Enculescu, D.H.A. Blank and J.E. ten Elshof, “Hydrogen Generation from Photocatalytic Silver|Zinc Oxide Nanowires: Towards Multifunctional Multisegmented Nanowire Devices,” Small 7 (2011) 2709-2713



Hans Boschker, Mercy Mathews, Peter Brinks, Evert Houwman, Arturas Vailionis, Gertjan Koster, Dave H.A. Blank, Guus Rijnders, “Uniaxial contribution to the magnetic anisotropy of La0.67Sr0.33MnO3 thin films induced by orthorhombic crystal structure”, J. of Magn. and Magn. Mat. 323 (2011) 2632–2638



A. George, A.W. Maijenburg,, M.D. Nguyen, M.G. Maas, D.H.A. Blank and J.E. ten Elshof , “Nanopatterning of functional materials by gas phase pattern deposition of self assembled molecular thin films in combination with electrodeposition,” Langmuir 27 (2011) 12760-12768



O.F. Göbel, J.E. ten Elshof and A.M.M. Schreurs, “Temperature dependent lattice distortion and high temperature phase transition of pseudo-cubic bis(tetramethylammonium) hexafluorotitanate(IV), (TMA)2[TiF6],” Z. Kristallogr. 226 (2011) 748-755



J.L. Blok, X. Wan, G. Koster, D.H.A. Blank, and G. Rijnders, “Epitaxial oxide growth on polar (111) surfaces”, Appl. Phys. Lett 99 (2011) 151917



C.L.S. Kantner, M.C. Langner, W. Siemons, J. L. Blok, G. Koster, A.J.H.M. Rijnders, R. Ramesh, and J. Orenstein, “Determination of the spin-flip time in ferromagnetic SrRuO3 from time-resolved Kerr measurements”, Phys. Rev. B 83 (2011) 134432



T.M. Stawski, S.A. Veldhuis, R. Besselink, H.L. Castricum, G. Portale, D.H.A. Blank, and J.E. ten Elshof, “Nanoscale structure evolution in alkoxide-carboxylate sol-gel precursor solutions of barium titanate,” J. Phys. Chem. C 115 (2011) 20449-20459



J.L. Blok, D.H. A. Blank, G. Rijnders, K.M. Rabe, D. Vanderbilt, "Interplay of epitaxial strain and rotations in PbTiO3/PbZrO3 superlattices from first principles”, Phys. Rev. B 84 (2011) 205413



T.M. Stawski, S.A. Veldhuis, R. Besselink, H.L. Castricum, G. Portale, D.H.A. Blank, and J.E. ten Elshof, “Correction to ‘Nanoscale structure evolution in alkoxide-carboxylate sol-gel precursor solutions of barium titanate’,” J. Phys. Chem. C  115 (2011) 24028-24028



R. Kreiter, G.G. Pardis, J.F. Vente, H.L. Castricum, J.E. ten Elshof, “Organophilic polysilsesquioxane membranes for solvent nanofiltration and pervaporation”, World Patent Application WO/2011/154933 A1 (24 November 2011)



M.R. Fitzsimmons, N. Hengartner, S. Singh, M. Zhernenkov, F.Y. Bruno, J. Santamaria, A. Brinkman, M. Huijben, H. Molegraaf, J. de la Venta and I.K. Schuller, “Upper limit to magnetism in LaAlO3/SrTiO3 heterostructures”, Phys. Rev. Lett 107 (2011) 217201



H.J. Chang, S.V. Kalinin, A.N. Morozovska, M. Huijben, Y.H. Chu, P. Yu, R. Ramesh, E.A. Eliseev, G.S. Svechnikov, S.J. Pennycook and A. Borisevich, “Atomically-resolved mapping of polarization and electric fields across ferroelectric-oxide interfaces by Z-contrast imaging”, Adv. Mat. 23 (2011) 2474



D-W. Oh, J. Ravichandran, C. Liang, W. Siemons, B. Jalan, C.M. Brooks, M. Huijben, D.G. Schlom, S. Stemmer, L.W. Martin, A. Majumdar, R. Ramesh and D.G. Cahill, “Thermal conductivity as a metric for the crystalline quality of SrTiO3 epitaxial layers”, Appl. Phys. Lett 98 (2011) 221904



G. Drera, F. Banfi, F. Federici Canova, P. Borghetti, L. Sangaletti, F. Bondino, E. Magnano, J. Huijben, M. Huijben, G. Rijnders, D.H.A. Blank, H. Hilgenkamp, and A. Brinkman, “Spectroscopic evidence of in-gap states at the SrTiO3/LaAlO3 interfaces: insulating vs. conducting behavior”, Appl. Phys. Lett 98 (2011) 052907



J. Ravichandran, W. Siemons, M.L. Scullin, S. Mukerjee, M. Huijben, J.E. Moore, A. Majumdar, and R. Ramesh, “Tuning the electronic effective mass in double-doped SrTiO3”, Phys. Rev. B 83 (2011) 035101



Minh D. Nguyen, Matthijn Dekkers, Evert Houwman, Ruud Steenwelle, Xin Wan, Andreas Roelofs, Thorsten Schmitz-Kempen, and Guus Rijnders, “Misfit strain dependence of ferroelectric and piezoelectric properties of clamped (001) epitaxial Pb(Zr0.52,Ti0.48)O3 thin films”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 99 (2011) 252904



B.A. Boukamp, D.H.A. Blank, ‘High precision’ impedance spectroscopy: a strategy demonstrated on PZT’, IEEE-Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, 58 (2011) issue 12



A. Rolle, V. Thoréton, O. Mentré, B. Boukamp and S. Daviero-Minaud, “Evidence of the Current Collector Effect: Study of the SOFC cathode material Ca3Co4O9-δ”, Fuel Cells, Vol. 11 (2011) issue 6 (?), accepted 9 January 2012



G. Catalan, A. Lubk, A.H.G. Vlooswijk, E. Snoeck, C. Magen, A. Janssens, G. Rispens, G. Rijnders, D.H.A. Blank, B. Noheda, “Flexoelectric rotation of polarization in ferroelectric thin films”, Nature materials 10 (2011) 963-967, DOI: 10.1038/NMAT3141