MESA+ University of Twente
Inorganic Materials Science Group


Ph.D. thesis


Xin Wan



Tailored piezoelectric thin films for energy harvester




A. Kumar, S. Kumar C. Palanisamy, J.M. Boter, C. Hellenthal, J.E. ten Elshof, and H.J.W. Zandvliet, "Imaging of Ti0.87O2 nanosheets using Scanning Tunneling Spectroscopy" Appl. Surface Sci. 265 (2013) 201-204



V.K. Guduru, A. Granados del Aguila, S. Wenderich, M.K. Kruize, A. McCollam, P.C.M. Christianen, U. Zeitler, A. Brinkman, G. Rijnders, H. Hilgenkamp, and J. C. Maan, “Optically excited multi-band conduction in LaAlO3/SrTiO3 heterostructures”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 102 (2013) 051604



M. Dekkers, H. Boschker, M. van Zalk, M. Nguyen, H. Nazeer, E. Houwman and G. Rijnders, “The significance of the piezoelectric coefficient d31,eff determined from cantilever structures”, J. Micromech. Microeng. 23 (2013) 025008



H. Yagubizade, M. Darvishi, Y.-Y. Chen, M.D. Nguyen, J.M. Dekkers, R.J. Wiegerink, M.C. Elwenspoek and N.R. Tas, “Pulsed-laser deposited Pb(Zr0.52,Ti0.48)O3-on-silicon resonators with high-stopband rejection using feed-through cancellation”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 102 (2013) 063509



Minh D. Nguyen, Chi T. Q. Nguyen, Thong Q. Trinh, Tai Nguyen, Thao N. Pham, Guus Rijnders and Hung N. Vu, “Enhancement of ferroelectric and piezoelectric properties in PZT thin films with heterolayered structure”, Mater. Chem. Phys. 138 (2013) 862-869



G. Drera, G. Salvinelli, A. Brinkman, M. Huijben, G. Koster, H. Hilgenkamp, G. Rijnders, D. Visentin, and L. Sangaletti, “Band offsets and density of Ti3+ states probed by x-ray photoemission on LaAlO3/SrTiO3 heterointerfaces and their LaAlO3 and SrTiO3 bulk precursors”, Phys. Rev. B 87 (2013) 075435



E. Slooten, Z. Zhong, H.J.A. Molegraaf, P.D. Eerkes, S. de Jong, F. Massee, E. van Heumen, M.K. Kruize, S. Wenderich, J. E. Kleibeuker, M. Gorgoi, H. Hilgenkamp, A. Brinkman, M. Huijben, G. Rijnders, D. H. A. Blank, G. Koster, P. J. Kelly, and M. S. Golden. “Hard x-ray photoemission and density functional theory study of the internal electric field in SrTiO3/LaAlO3 oxide heterostructures”, Phys. Rev. B 87 (2013) 085128



P.K.J. Wong, T.L.A. Tran, P. Brinks, W.G. van der Wiel, M. Huijben, M.P. de Jong, “Highly ordered C60 films on epitaxial Fe/MgO(001) surfaces for organic spintronics”, Organic Electronics 14 (2013) 451–456



A. George, S. Mathew, R. van Gastel, M. Nijland, K. Gopinadhan, P. Brinks, T. Venkatesan and J.E. ten Elshof, “Large area resist-free soft lithographic patterning of graphene, Small 9 (2013) 711-715



N. Banerjee, G. Koster and G. Rijnders, “Submicron patterning of epitaxial PbZr0.52Ti0.48O3 heterostructures”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 102 (2013)142909



Nicolas Hildenbrand, Pieter Nammensma, Dave H.A. Blank, Henny J.M. Bouwmeester, Bernard A. Boukamp, ”Influence of Configuration and Microstructure on Performance of La2NiO4+δ IT-SOFC Cathodes”, J. Power Sources 238 (2013) 442-453. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2013.03.192



R. Egoavil, H. Tan, J. Verbeeck, S. Bals, B. Smith, B. Kuiper, G. Rijnders, G. Koster, and G. Van Tendeloo, “Atomic scale investigation of a PbTiO3/SrRuO3/DyScO3 heterostructure”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 102 (2013) 223106



M. Huijben, G. Koster, M.K. Kruize, S. Wenderich, J. Verbeeck, S. Bals, E. Slooten, Bo Shi, H.J.A. Molegraaf, J.E. Kleibeuker, S. van Aert, J.B. Goedkoop, A. Brinkman, D.H.A. Blank, M.S. Golden, G. van Tendeloo, H. Hilgenkamp, and G. Rijnders, “Defect Engineering in Oxide Heterostructures by Enhanced Oxygen Surface Exchange”, Adv. Funct. Mater. 23 (2013) 5240-5248 DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201203355



R. Besselink, T.M. Stawski, H.L. Castricum, and J.E. ten Elshof, “Evolution of microstructure in mixed niobia-hybrid silica thin films from sol–gel precursors,” J. Colloid Interface Sci. 404 (2013) 24–35



D.H.A. Blank, A.J.H.M. Rijnders, J.J. Borkemaat, F.J.G. Roesthuis, “Scanning Probe Microscope”, US Patent US 8,438,661 B2 (May 7, 2013)



M. Huijben, P. Yu, L. W. Martin, H. J. A. Molegraaf, Y.-H. Chu, M. B. Holcomb, N. Balke, G. Rijnders, and R. Ramesh, “Ultrathin Limit of Exchange Bias Coupling at Oxide Multiferroic/ Ferromagnetic Interfaces”, Adv. Mater. 25 (2013) 4739-4745 DOI: 10.1002/adma.201300940



Minh Duc Nguyen, Matthijn Dekkers, Hung Ngoc Vu and Guus Rijnders, “Film-thickness and composition dependence of epitaxial thin-film PZT-based mass-sensors”, Sensors and Actuators A 199 (2013) 98-105



M D Nguyen, H Nazeer, M Dekkers, D H A Blank and G Rijnders, “Optimized electrode coverage of membrane actuators based on epitaxial PZT thin films”, Smart Mater. Struct. 22 (2013) 085013



Evert P. Houwman, Minh D. Nguyen, Matthijn Dekkers and Guus Rijnders, “Intrinsic stability of ferroelectric and piezoelectric properties of epitaxial PbZr0.45Ti0.55O3 thin films on silicon in relation to grain tilt”, Sci. Technol. Adv. Mater. 14 (2013) 045006



D. Samal, Tan Haiyan, H. Molegraaf, B. Kuiper, W. Siemons, Sara Bals, Jo Verbeeck, Gustaaf Van Tendeloo, Y. Takamura, Elke Arenholz, Catherine A. Jenkins, G. Rijnders, and Gertjan Koster, Experimental Evidence for Oxygen Sublattice Control in Polar Infinite Layer SrCuO2, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111 (2013) 096102



Bouwe Kuiper, D. Samal, Dave H. A. Blank, Johan E. ten Elshof, Guus Rijnders, and Gertjan Koster, “Control of oxygen sublattice structure in ultra-thin SrCuO2 films studied by X-ray photoelectron diffraction”, APL Materials 1 (2013) 042113



D.P. Singh, A. George, R.V. Kumar, J.E. ten Elshof, and M. Wagemaker, “Nanostructured TiO2 anatase micropatterned three-dimensional electrodes for high-performance Li-ion batteries,” J. Phys. Chem. C 117 (2013) 19809-19815



A.X. Gray, J. Minár, L. Plucinski, M. Huijben, A. Bostwick, E. Rotenberg , S.-H. Yang, J. Braun, A. Winkelmann, G. Conti, D. Eiteneer, A. Rattanachata, A.A. Greer, J. Ciston, C. Ophus, G. Rijnders, D.H.A. Blank, D. Doennig, R. Pentcheva, J.B. Kortright, C.M. Schneider, H. Ebert and C. S. Fadley, “Momentum-resolved electronic structure at a buried interface from soft X-ray standing-wave angle-resolved photoemission”, EPL 104 (2013) 17004



K.M. Pondman, A.W. Maijenburg, F.B. Celikkol, A.A. Pathan, U. Kishore, B. ten Haken, and J.E. ten Elshof, “Au coated Ni nanowires with tuneable dimensions for biomedical applications,” J. Mater. Chem. B 1 (2013) 6129-6136918



A.T. Tran, O. Wunnicke, G. Pandraud, M.D. Nguyen, H. Schellevis and P.M. Sarro, “Slender piezoelectric cantilevers of high quality AlN layers sputtered on Ti thin film for MEMS actuators”, Sensors and Actuators A 202 (2013) 118-123



A.W. Maijenburg, A.N. Hattori, M. De Respinis, C.M. McShane, K.-S. Choi, B. Dam, H. Tanaka, and J.E. ten Elshof, “Ni and p-Cu2O Nanocubes with a Small Size Distribution by Templated Electrodeposition and Their Characterization by Photocurrent Measurement,” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 5 (2013) 10938-10945



A. Mohammed Hussain, Jens V.T. Høgh, Wei Zhang, Peter Blennow, Nikolaos Bonanos, Bernard A. Boukamp, “Effective improvement of interface modified strontium titanate based solid oxide fuel cell anodes by infiltration with nano-sized palladium and gadolinium-doped cerium oxide”, Electrochimica Acta 113 (2013) 635 – 643



A.T. Tran, G. Pandraud, F.D. Tichelaar, M.D. Nguyen, H. Schellevis and P.M. Sarro, “The extraordinary role of the AlN interlayer in growth of AlN sputtered on Ti electrodes”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 103 (2013) 221909



K. Wang, T.L.A. Tran, P. Brinks, J.G.M. Sanderink, T. Bolhuis, W.G. van der Wiel, M.P. de Jong, Phys. Rev. B. 88 (2013) 05477



W.A. Wessels, J.J. Broekmaat, R.J.L. Beerends, G. Koster, and G. Rijnders, “Fast and gentle side approach for atomic force microscopy”, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 84 (2013) 123704



F. Miletto Granozio, G. Koster, G. Rijnders, “Functional oxide interfaces”, MRS Bulletin 38 (2013) 1017-1023



C. Leon, J. Santamaria, B.A. Boukamp, “Oxide interfaces with enhanced ion conductivity”, MRS Bulletin 38 (2013) 1056-1063



M. Zoontjes, M. Huijben, J. Baltrusaitis, W.G. van der Wiel, and G. Mul, “Selective Hydrothermal Method To Create Patterned and Photoelectrochemically Effective Pt/WO3 Interfaces”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 5 (2013) 13050–13054



V.K. Guduru, A. McCollam, J.C. Maan, U. Zeitler, S. Wenderich, M.K. Kruize, A. Brinkman, M. Huijben, G. Koster, D.H.A. Blank, G. Rijnders and H. Hilgenkamp, “Multi-band conduction behaviour at the interface of LaAlO3/SrTiO3 heterostructures”, Journal of the Korean Physical Society 63 (2013) 437-440



Hsu, S.H., Yilmaz, M.D., Krabbenborg, S.O., Reinhoudt, D.N., Velders, A.H. & Huskens, J. (2013). Nonlinear amplification of a supramolecular complex at a multivalent interface. Angewandte Chemie (international edition), 52 (2013) 714-719



Nicosia, C., Krabbenborg, S.O., Reinhoudt, D.N. & Huskens, J. (2013). In situ fluorimetric detection of micrometer-scale pH gradients at the solid/liquid interface. Supramolecular chemistry, 25 (2013) 756-766



Orsel, K., Groenen, R., Bastiaens, H.M.J., Koster, G., Rijnders, G. & Boller, K.J. (2013). Spatial and temporal mapping of Al and AlO during oxidation in pulsed laser ablation of LaAlO3. Journal of instrumentation, 8 (2013) C10021



Spijksma, G.I., Seisenbaeva, G.A., Bouwmeester, H.J.M., Blank, D.H.A. & Kessler, V.G. (2013). Zirconium and hafnium tert-butoxides and tert-butoxo-beta-diketonate complexes – Isolation, structrural characterization and application in the one-step synthesis of 3D metal oxide nanostructrures. Polyhedron, 53 (2013) 150-156



Noam Haham, Marcin Konczykowski, Bouwe Kuiper, Gertjan Koster, and Lior Klein, "Testing dependence of anomalous Hall effect on resistivity in SrRuO3 by its increase with electron irradiation”, Phys. Rev. B 88 (2013) 214431