MESA+ University of Twente
Inorganic Materials Science Group


Ph.D. thesis


Maarten Nijland



Anisotropy in Patterned Perovskite Oxides



Nirupam Banerjee



Epitaxial Perovskite Oxide Devices Fabricated by Lift-off Technology



Kirsten Pondman



Pristine and modified nanoparticles: complement activation and immunomodulation



Peter Brinks



Size effects in thermoelectric cobaltate heterostructures



Brian Smith



Ferroelectrics from the bottom up: Investigation of nanoscale boundary conditions in ferroelectric thin films using novel bottom up growth techniques



Rogier Besselink



Understanding microstructural evolution of mixed metal oxide silsesquioxane glasses through wet-chemical synthesis



Bouwe Kuiper



Size effects in epitaxial oxide thin films



Wouter Maijenburg



Templated electrodeposition of functional nanostructures: nanowires, nanotubes and nanocubes




I. Agirre, P.L. Arias, H.L. Castricum, M. Creatore, J.E. ten Elshof, G.G. Paradis, P.H.T. Ngamou, H.M. van Veen, J.F. Vente, “ Hybrid organosilica membranes and processes: Status and outlook,” Sep. Purif. Technol. 121 (2014) 2-12



H.L. Castricum, G. Paradis, M.C. Mittelmeijer-Hazeleger, Wim Bras, G. Eeckhaut, J.F. Vente, G. Rothenberg, J.E. ten Elshof, “Tuning the nanopore structure and separation behavior of hybrid organosilica membranes,” Micropor. Mesopor. Mater. 185 (2014) 224-234



Minh Duc Nguyen, Evert Houwman, Matthijn Dekkers, Hung Ngoc Vu and Guus Rijnders, “A Fast Room-Temperature Poling Process of Piezoelectric Pb(Zr0.45Ti0.55)O3 Thin Films”, Sci. Adv. Mater. 6 (2014) 243-251



Minh D. Nguyen, Thong Q. Trinh, Matthijn Dekkers, Evert P. Houwman, Hung N. Vu and Guus Rijnders, “Effect of dopants on ferroelectric and piezoelectric properties of lead zirconate titanate thin films on Si substrates”, Ceram. Inter. 40 (2014) 1013-1018



Dave H A Blank, Matthijn Dekkers, Guus Rijnders, “Pulsed laser deposition in Twente: from research tool towards industrial deposition”, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 47 (2014) 034006



A.W. Maijenburg, J. Veerbeek, R. de Putter, S.A. Veldhuis, M.G.C. Zoontjes, G. Mul, J.M. Montero-Moreno, K. Nielsch, H. Schäfer, M. Steinhart and J.E. ten Elshof, “Electrochemical synthesis of coaxial TiO2–Ag nanowires and their application in photocatalytic water splitting,” J. Mater. Chem. 2 (2014) 2648-2656



A.W. Maijenburg, M. Regis, A.N. Hattori, H. Tanaka, K.-S. Choi, and J.E. ten Elshof, “MoS2 Nanocube structures as catalysts for electrochemical H2 evolution from acidic aqueous solutions”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 6 (2014) 2003-2010



Peter Brinks, Bouwe Kuiper, Eric Breckenfeld, Gertjan Koster, Lane W. Martin, Guus Rijnders, Mark Huijben, “Enhanced Thermoelectric Power Factor of NaxCoO2 Thin Films by Structural Engineering”, Adv. Energy Mater. 4 (2014) 1301927



Maarten Nijland, Suresh Kumar, Roy Lubbers, Dave H. A. Blank, Guus Rijnders, Gertjan Koster and Johan E. ten Elshof, “Local Control over Nucleation of Epitaxial Thin Films by Seed Layers of Inorganic Nanosheets”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 6 (2014) 2777-2785



D. Samal, Haiyan Tan, Y. Takamura, W. Siemons, Jo Verbeeck, G. Van Tendeloo, E. Arenholz, C. A. Jenkins, G. Rijnders and Gertjan Koster, “Direct structural and spectroscopic investigation of ultrathin films of tetragonal CuO: Six-fold coordinated copper”, Europhysics Letters 105 (2014) 17003



X. Wan, E.P. Houwman, R. Steenwelle, R. van Schaijk, M.D. Nguyen, M. Dekkers and G. Rijnders, “Enhanced piezoelectric properties of (110)-oriented PbZr1−xTixO3 epitaxial thin films on silicon substrates at shifted morphotropic phase boundary”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 104 (2014) 092902



H. Van Bui, M.D. Nguyen, F.B. Wiggers, A.A.I. Aarnink, M.P. de Jong and A.Y. Kovalgin, “Self-limiting growth and thickness- and temperature-dependence of optical constants of ALD AlN thin films”, ECS J. Solid State Sci. Technol. 3 (2014) P101-P106



C.T.Q. Nguyen, M.D. Nguyen, M. Dekkers, E. Houwman, H.N. Vu and G. Rijnders, “Process dependence of the piezoelectric response of membrane actuators based on PZT thin films”, Thin Solid Films 556 (2014) 509-514



B. Kaleli, M.D. Nguyen, J. Schmitz, R.A.M. Wolters and R.J.E. Hueting, “Analysis of thin-film PZT/LNO stacks on an encapsulated TiN electrode”, Microelectron. Eng. 119 (2014) 16-19



H. Yuan, R. Besselink, Z. Liao and J.E. ten Elshof, “The swelling transition of lepidocrocite-type protonated layered titanates into anatase under hydrothermal treatment,” Sci. Rep. 4 (2014) 4584



Nobuyuki Iwata, Yuta Watabe, Takahiro Oikawa, Kouichi Takase, Mark Huijben, Takaaki Inaba, Keisuke Oshima, Guus Rijnders, and Hiroshi Yamamoto, “In-plain electric properties of [CaMnO3/REMO3] (RE=Bi, La M=Fe, Fe0.8Mn0.2) superlattices grown by pulsed laser deposition method”, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 53 (2014) 05FB20-1~4



Yuta Watabe, Nobuyuki Iwata, Takahiro Oikawa, Takuya Hashimoto, Mark Huijben, Guus Rijnders and Hiroshi Yamamoto, “Fabrication and Crystal Structure of [ABO3 /REMO3] (A=Ca, La, B=Fe, Mn, RE=Bi, La, M=Fe, Fe0.8Mn0.2) Superlattices Grown by Pulsed Laser Deposition Method”, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 53 (2014) 05FB12-1~8



A.W. Maijenburg, E.J.B. Rodijk, M.G. Maas, J.E. ten Elshof, “Preparation and use of photocatalytically active segmented Ag|ZnO and coaxial TiO2-Ag nanowires made by templated electrodeposition”, J. Vis. Exp. (87) e51547, doi:10.3791/51547 (2014)



M. Boota, E. P. Houwman, M. Dekkers, M. Nguyen, and G. Rijnders, "Epitaxial Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3-PbTiO3 (67/33) thin films with large tunable self-bias field controlled by a PbZr1-xTixO3 interfacial layer”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 104 (2014)182909



R. Besselink, S. Venkatachalam, L. van Wüllen, J.E. ten Elshof, “Incorporation of niobium into bridged silsesquioxane based silica networks,” J. Sol-Gel Sci. Technol. 70 (2014) 473-481



B. Kaleli, R.J.E. Hueting, M.D. Nguyen and R.A.M. Wolters, “Integration of a piezoelectric layer on Si FinFETs for tunable strained device applications”, IEEE Trans. Electron Dev. 61 (2014) 1929-1935



C.-Y. Yoo, B.A. Boukamp, H.J.M. Bouwmeester, “Oxygen surface exchange kinetics on PrBaCo2O5+δ”, Solid State Ionics 262 (2014) 668-671



H. Yuan, R. Lubbers, R. Besselink, M. Nijland, and J.E. ten Elshof, “Improved Langmuir−Blodgett titanate films via in situ exfoliation study and optimization of deposition parameters,” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 6 (2014) 8567-8574



S.A. Veldhuis, P. Brinks, T.M. Stawski, O.F. Göbel, J.E. ten Elshof, “A facile method for the density determination of ceramic thin films using X-ray reflectivity,” J. Sol-Gel Sci. Technol. 71 (2014) 118-128



G. Rijnders, “Oxide heterostructures; Atoms on the move”, Nature Materials New & Views 13 (2014) 844-845



Maarten Nijland, Antony George, Sean Thomas, Evert P. Houwman, Jing Xia, Dave H.A. Blank, Guus Rijnders, Gertjan Koster, and Johan E. ten Elshof, “Patterning of Epitaxial Perovskites from Micro and Nano Molded Stencil Masks”, Adv. Funct. Mater. (2014) DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201401170



N. Banerjee, E. P. Houwman, G. Koster, and G. Rijnders, “Fabrication of piezodriven, free-standing, all-oxide heteroepitaxial cantilevers on silicon”, APL Materials 2 (2014) 096103, doi: 10.1063/1.4893355



Zhaoliang Liao, Mark Huijben, Gertjan Koster, and Guus Rijnders, “Uniaxial magnetic anisotropy induced low field anomalous anisotropic magnetoresistance in manganite thin films”, APL Materials 2 (2014) 096112, doi 10.1063/1.4895956



R. Besselink and J.E. ten Elshof, “Mass-fractal growth in niobia/silsesquioxane mixtures: a small-angle X-ray scattering study” J. Appl. Cryst. 47 (2014) 1606-1613



M. Bayraktar, A. Chopra, F. Bijkerk, and G. Rijnders, “Nanosheet controlled epitaxial growth of PbZr0.52Ti0.48O3 thin films on glass substrates”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 105 (2014) 132904



Peter Brinks, Guus Rijnders, and Mark Huijben, “Size effects on thermoelectric behavior of ultrathin NaxCoO2 films”, App. Phys. Lett. 105 (2014) 193902



Muharrem Bayraktar, Anuj Chopra, Guus Rijnders, Klaus Boller, and Fred Bijkerk, “Wavefront correction in the extreme ultraviolet wavelength range using piezoelectric thin films”, Optics Express 22 (2014) 30623-30632



J.E. Kleibeuker, Z. Zhong, H. Nishikawa, J. Gabel, A. Müller, F. Pfaff, M. Sing, K. Held, R. Claessen, G. Koster, and G. Rijnders, "Electronic Reconstruction at the Isopolar LaTiO3/LaFeO3 Interface: An X-Ray Photoemission and Density-Functional Theory Study”, Phys. Rev. Lett 113 (2014) 237402



Felix Gunkel, Sebastian Wicklein, Susanne Hoffmann-Eifert, Paul Meuffels, Peter Brinks, Mark Huijben, Guus Rijnders, Rainer Waser and Regina Dittmann, “Transport limits in defect-engineered LaAlO3/SrTiO3 bilayers”, Nanoscale (2014) DOI: 10.1039/c4nr06272h



A.P. Dral, D. Dubbink, M. Nijland, J.E. ten Elshof, G. Rijnders, and G. Koster, “Atomically Defined Templates for Epitaxial Growth of Complex Oxide Thin Films,” J. Vis. Exp. (94), e52209, doi:10.3791/52209 (2014)



G.M. De Luca, G. Ghiringhelli, C.A. Perroni, V. Cataudella, F. Chiarella, C. Cantoni, A.R. Lupini, N. B. Brookes, M. Huijben, G. Koster, G. Rijnders, and M. Salluzzo, “Ubiquitous long-range antiferromagnetic coupling across the interface between superconducting and ferromagnetic oxides”, Nature Communications 5 (2014) 5626



A. Vailionis, H. Boschker, Z. Liao, J.R.A. Smit, G. Rijnders, M. Huijben, and G. Koster, “Symmetry and lattice mismatch induced strain accommodation near and away from correlated perovskite interfaces”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 105 (2014) 131906



A. McCollam, S. Wenderich, M. K. Kruize, V. K. Guduru, H. J. A. Molegraaf, M. Huijben, G. Koster, D. H. A. Blank, G. Rijnders, A. Brinkman, H. Hilgenkamp, U. Zeitler, and J. C. Maan, “Quantum oscillations and subband properties of the two-dimensional electron gas at the LaAlO3/SrTiO3 interface”, Appl. Phys. Lett. Mat. 2 (2014) 022102



I. Stolichnov, M. Iwanowska, E. Colla, B. Ziegler, I. Gaponenko, P. Paruch, M. Huijben, G. Rijnders, and N. Setter, “Persistent conductive footprints of 109o domain walls in bismuth ferrite films”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 104 (2014) 132902



S.A. Veldhuis, W.J.C. Vijselaar, T.M. Stawski., and J.E. ten Elshof, “Formation of Nanocrystalline Barium Titanate in Benzyl Alcohol at Room Temperature”, Inorganic Chemistry 53 (2014) 13188-13196, DOI: 10.1021/ic502410v



G. Drera, G. Salvinelli, F. Bondino, E. Magnano, M. Huijben, A. Brinkman, and L. Sangaletti, “Intrinsic origin of interface states and band-offset profiling of nanostructured LaAlO3/SrTiO3 heterojunctions probed by element-specific resonant spectroscopies”, Physical Review B 90 (2014) 035124



G.C. Gazquez, H. Chen, A. Solmaz, B.A. Boukamp, J.E. ten Elshof and L. Moroni, “Flexible and osteoinductive Yttrium Stabilized Zirconia scaffold for bone regeneration,” J. Tissue Engin. Regenerative Medicine,” 8, Issue Suppl. 1, (2014) 117-118



A. Chopra, Y. Kim, M. Alexe, & D. Hesse, “Piezoelectric non-linearity in PbSc0.5Ta0.5O3 thin films”, Journal of physics and chemistry of solids, 75(11) (2014) 1229-1233, 10.1016/j.jpcs.2014.06.012