Nanostructure Growth on Surfaces



Experimental Techniques






Publications 2018

A. Lii-Rosales, Y. Han, J. W. Evans, D. Jing, Y. Zhou, M. C. Tringides, C.-Zhuang Wang, Minsung Kim, Patricia A. Thiel. Jou. Phys. Chem. C "Encapsulation of Copper at the Surface of Graphite" (accepted)

Y. Zhou, A. Lii-Rosales, M. Kim, M. Wallingford, C.Z. Wang, M. C. Tringides, and P. A. Thiel. Carbon 127, 305-311 (2018) "Defect-mediated, thermally-activated encapsulation of metals at the surface of graphite"


Publications 2017

N. Anderson, Q. Zhang, M. Hupalo, R. Rosenberg, M. C.  Tringides, and D. Vaknin.  J. Appl. Phys. 121, 014310 (2017) "Magnetite nano-islands on silicon-carbide with graphenee"

N. A. Anderson, Q. Zhang, M. Hupalo, R. A.  Rosenbergb , J. W. Freeland , M. Tringides, D. Vaknin. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 435, 212 (2017) "Magnetic properties of Dy nano-islands on graphene"

Huang, Y Wu, D. Mou. M C. Tringides, M. Hupalo and A. Kaminski. Phys. Rev. B, 96, 035411 (2017) "Effects of moiré lattice structure on electronic properties of graphene"

M. Kim, M. C. Tringides, M. T. Hershberger, S. Chen, M. Hupalo, P. A. Thiel, C.Z. Wang, and K. M. Ho. Carbon 123, 93 (2017) "Manipulation of Dirac cones in intercalated epitaxial graphene"

Brand, H. Pfnur, M. C. Tringides, J. H. Dil, S. Mu, P. Kratzer, and C. Tegenkamp. Phys. Rev. B 96, 035432 (2017) "Spin-resolved band structure of a densely packed Pb monolayer on Si(111)"

Ann Lii-Rosales, Yinghui Zhou, Mark Wallingford, Cai-Zhuang Wang, Michael C. Tringides, and P. A. Thiel. Physical Review Materials 1, 026002 (2017) "Formation of Dysprosium Carbide on the Graphite (0001) Surface"

David Appy, Mark Wallingford,a Dapeng Jing, Ryan Ott, Michael C. Tringides, Gunther Richter, and P. A. Thiel. Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces, and Films 35, 061401 (2017) "Thermally activated diffusion of copper into amorphous carbon"

Yong Han, A. Lii-Rosales, Y. Zhou, C.-J. Wang, M. Kim, M. C. Tringides, C.-Z. Wang, P. A. Thiel, and James W. Evans. Phys. Rev. Mat. 1, 053403 (2017) "Nucleation and growth kinetics for intercalated islands during deposition on layered materials with isolated pointlike surface defects"

Nathaniel A. Anderson, Myron Hupalo, David Keavney, Michael C. Tringides, and David Vaknin. Phys. Rev. Mat. 1, 054005 (2017) "Intercalated europium metal in epitaxial graphene on SiC"

Exploring mysteries on the surface: 2-D materials reveal surprising properties (February 10, 2017)

Scientists move graphene closer to transistor applications (August 29, 2017)


Publications 2016

H. Hattab, M.Hupalo, M. T. Hershberger, M. Horn von Hoegen, M.C.Tringides. Surf. Sci. 646, 50 (2016) "A combined STM and SPA-LEED study of the “explosive” nucleation and collective diffusion in Pb/Si(111)"

M. JaƂochowski , R. Zdyb and M. C. Tringides. Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 086101 (2016) "Correlations between in situ conductivity and epitaxial morphology in ultrathin Pb/Si(111)-(7×7)"

X.  Liu, C Z Wang, M. Hupalo, H. Lin, K. M. Ho, P. A. Thiel, M. C. Tringides. Nano Research 9, 1434-1441 (2016) "Metal intercalation induced selective adatom mass transport on graphene"

E. J. Kwolek, H. Lei, A. Li-Rosales, M. Wallingford, Y. Zhou,a C.Z. Wang, M. C. Tringides, J. W. Evans, and P. A. Thiel. The Journal of Chemical Physics 145, 211902 (2016) "Adsorption of dysprosium on the graphite (0001) surface: Nucleation and growth at 300 K"

McDougall, H. Hattab, M.Hupalo, M.T. Hershberger, M. Horn von Hoegen, P. A. Thiel and M.C.Tringides. Carbon 108, 283 (2016) "Dy uniform film morphologies on graphene studied with SPA-LEED and STM"

X. Liu, C.Z. Wang, M. Hupalo, K. M. Ho, P. A. Thiel and M. C. Tringides. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 18, 31238 (2016) "Interplay between surface and surface resonance states on height selective stability of fcc Dy(111) film at nanoscale"


Publications 2015

X. Liu, Y. Han, J. W. Evans, A. K. Engstfeld, R. J. Behm, M. C. Tringides, M. Hupalo, H. Q. Lin, Li Huang,  K.M.  Ho, D. Appy, P. A. Thiel, and C. Z. Wang. Progr. Surf. Sci.  90, 397 (2015) "Growth Morphology and Properties of Metals on Graphene"

Lin-Lin Wang, D.J. Johnston and M. C. Tringides. Phys. Rev. B 92, 245405 (2015) "C60-induced Devil's Staircase transformation on a Pb/Si(111) wetting layer"

"'Explosive' atom movement is new window into growing metal nanostructure" (April 7, 2015)


Publications 2014

Xiaojie Liu, Cai-Zhuang Wang, Myron Hupalo, Hai-Qing Lin, Kai-Ming Ho, Michael C. Tringides. Phys. Rev. B (Rapid Communications) 89, 041401 (2014) "Quantum confinement induced oscillatory electric field on a stepped Pb(111) film and its influence on surface reactivity"

C. Brun, T. Cren, V. Cherkez, F. Debontridder, S. Pons, D. Fokin, M. C. Tringides, S. Bozhko, L. B. Ioffe, B. L. Altshuler, D. Roditchev. Nature Physics 10, 444 (2014) "Remarkable effects of disorder on superconductivity of single atomic layers of lead on silicon"

D. Appy, H. Lei, C.-Z. Wang, M. C. Tringides, D.-J. Liu, J. W. Evans, P. A. Thiel. Prog. Surf. Sci. 89, 219 (2014) "Transition metals on the (0001) surface of graphite: Fundamental aspects of adsorption, diffusion, and morphology"

D. Appy, H. Lei, Y. Han, C.-Z. Wang, M. C. Tringides, D. Shao, E. J. Kwolek, J. W. Evans, P. A. Thiel. Phys. Rev. B 90, 195406 (2014) "Determining whether metals nucleate homogeneously on graphite: A case study with copper"

X. Liu, C.-Z. Wang, H.-Q. Lin, M. Hupalo, P. A. Thiel, K.-M. Ho, M. C. Tringides. Phys. Rev. B 90, 155444 (2014) "Structures and magnetic properties of Fe clusters on graphene"

M. T. Hershberger, M. Hupalo, P. A. Thiel, C. Z. Wang, K. M. Ho, M. C. Tringides. Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 236101 (2014) "Nonclassical Explosive Nucleation in Pb/Si(111) at Low Temperatures"

Selected publications prior to 2014

M. T. Hershberger, M. Hupalo, P. A. Thiel, M. C. Tringides J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 25, 225005 (2013) "Growth of fcc(111) Dy multi-height islands on 6H-SiC(0001) graphene"

S.M.Binz, M. Hupalo, X. J. Liu, C.Z. Wang, W. C. Lu, P. A. Thiel, K. M. Ho, E. H. Conrad, M. C. Tringides. "High Island Densities and Long Range Repulsive Interactions: Fe on Epitaxial Graphene." Physical Review Letters 109 (2012): 026103.

T. Li, L. Luo, M. Hupalo, J. Zhang, M. C. Tringides, J. Schmalian, J. Wang. "Femtosecond Population Inversion and Stimulated Emission of Dense Dirac Fermions in Graphene." Physical Review Letters. 108(2012): 167401

X.J. Liu, C.Z. Wang, Y.X. Yao, W.C. Lu, M. Hupalo, M.C. Tringides, K.M. Ho. "Bonding and Charge Transfer by Metal Adatom Adsorption on Graphene." Physical Review B. 83 (2011): 235411.

M. Hupalo, X.J. Liu, C.Z. Wang, W.C. Lu, Y.X. Yao, K.M. Ho, M.C. Tringides. "Metal Nanostructure Formation on Graphene: Weak versus Strong Bonding." Advanced Materials. 23 (2011): 2082-2087.

M. Hupalo, S. Binz, M. C. Tringides. "Strong Metal Adatom-Substrate Interaction of Gd and Fe with Graphene." Journal of Physics-condensed Matter. 23 (2011): 045005.

X.J. Liu, C.Z. Wang, M. Hupalo, Y.X. Yao, M.C. Tringides, W.C. Lu, K.M. Ho. "Adsorption and Growth Morphology of Rare-Earth Metals on Graphene Studied by Ab Initio Calculations and Scanning Tunneling Microscopy." Physical Review B. 82 (2010): 245408.

M. C. Tringides, M. Hupalo, K. L. Man, M. M. T. Loy, and M. S. Altman. "Wetting layer super-diffusive motion and QSE growth in Pb/Si." Nanophenomena at Surfaces: Fundamentals of Exotic Condensed Matter Properties (2010).

M. C. Tringides and M. Hupalo. "Surface diffusion experiments with STM: equilibrium correlations and non-equilibrium low temperature growth." Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 22 (2010): 264002.

Bariş Ünal, A. Belianinov, P. A. Thiel, and M. C. Tringides. "Lattice expansion in islands stabilized by electron confinement: Ag on Si(111)-7x7." Physical Review B 81 (2010): 085411.

Z. Kuntová, M.C. Tringides, S.M. Binz, M. Hupalo, and Z. Chvoj. "Controlling nucleation rates in nanostructures with electron confinement." Surface Science Letters 604, 5-6 (2010): 519-22.

M. Hupalo, E. H. Conrad, and M. C. Tringides. "Growth mechanism for epitaxial graphene on vicinal 6H-SiC(0001) surfaces: A scanning tunneling microscopy study." Physical Review B 80 (2009): 041401(R).

S. M. Binz, M. Hupalo, and M. C. Tringides. "Quantum size effect dependent critical size cluster and finite size effects." Journal of Applied Physics 105 (2009): 094307.

M. Li, C. Z. Wang, J. W. Evans, M. Hupalo, M. C. Tringides, and K. M. Ho. "Competition between area and height evolution of Pb islands on a Si(111) surface. " Physical Review B 79, (2009): 113404.

S. M. Binz, M. Hupalo, and M. C. Tringides. "Height-dependent nucleation and ideal layer by layer growth in Pb/Pb(111)/Si(111)." Physical Review B 78 (2008): 193407.

J. Chen, M. Hupalo, M. Ji, C. Z. Wang, K. M. Ho, and M. C. Tringides. "Crystallographic phase transition and island height selection in In/Si(111) growth." Physical Review B 77 (2008): 233302.

K. L. Man, M. C. Tringides, M. M. T. Loy, and M. S. Altman. "Anomalous Mass Transport in the Pb Wetting Layer on the Si(111) Surface." Physical Review Letters 101 (2008): 226102.

M. C. Tringides, M. Jalochowski, E. Bauer. "Quantum Size Effects in Metallic Nanostructures." Physics Today 60 (2007): 50.

Maozhi Li, J.W. Evans, C.Z. Wang, M. Hupalo, M.C. Tringides, T.-L. Chan, and K.M. Ho. "Strongly-driven coarsening of height-selected Pb islands on Si(111)." Surface Science Letters 601, 23 (2007): L140-4.

M. Yakes, M. Hupalo, M. A. Zaluska-Kotur, Z. W. Gortel, and M. C. Tringides. "Low-Temperature Ultrafast Mobility in Systems with Long-Range Repulsive Interactions: Pb/Si(111)." Physical Review Letters 98 (2007): 135504.

M. Hupalo and M. C. Tringides. "Ultrafast kinetics in Pb/Si(111) from the collective spreading of the wetting layer." Physical Review B 75 (2007): 235443.

T.-L. Chan, C. Z. Wang, M. Hupalo, M. C. Tringides, and K. M. Ho. "Quantum Size Effect on the Diffusion Barriers and Growth Morphology of Pb/Si(111)." Physical Review Letters 96 (2006): 226102.

C. A. Jeffrey, E. H. Conrad, R. Feng, M. Hupalo, C. Kim, P. J. Ryan, P. F. Miceli, and M. C. Tringides. "Influence of Quantum Size Effects on Island Coarsening." Physical Review Letters 96 (2006): 106105.

Z. Kuntovaa, M. Hupalob, Z. Chvoja, and M.C. Tringides. "Non-classical kinetics processes and morphologies in QSE driven growth in Pb/Si(111)." Surface Science Letters 600, 20 (2006): 4765-70.

R. Feng, E. H. Conrad, M. C. Tringides, C. Kim, and P. F. Miceli. "Wetting-layer transformation for Pb nanocrystals grown on Si(111)." Applied Physics Letters 85 (2004): 3866.

M. Hupalo, J. Schmalian, and M. C. Tringides. ""Devil's Staircase" in Pb/Si(111) Ordered Phases." Physical Review Letters 90 (2003): 216106.