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Peter Bennett

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Department Chair
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1504
Chair & Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1504
Biography

Appointments

2013    Department Chair       Physics Department, ASU

1996    Full Professor              Physics Department, ASU

1990    Associate Professor     Physics Department, ASU

1984    Assistant Professor     Physics Department, ASU

1983    Postdoc                       Bell Labs

1981    Postdoc                       KFA, Julich

Professor Bennett’s group studies the structure, growth kinetics and electron transport properties of self-assembled surface nanostructures using a variety of surface techniques, including Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM), Low Energy Electron Microscopy (LEEM), UHV-Transmission Electron Microscopy (UHV-TEM), Atomic Force Microsco py (AFM), Magneto-transport and Electron Beam Lithography (EBL). Recent efforts have focused on metal/silicon systems that can form silicide nanowires (NWs), which are 10nm wide and have atomically perfect top (surface), bottom (interface), sides and ends. These structures are smaller and higher quality than can be made using "top-down" approaches, such as lithography and metal lift-off. Such structures have many potential applications.  For example: low resistance nanoscale interconnects or cross-bar nanoelectrodes for switching elements or non-linear circuit elements, with rectifying or switching capability. They can form highly sensitive sensor elements, due to their high surface/volume ratio and the extreme sensitivity of 1D transport to gating fields or adsorbates. Silicide NWs are totally compatible with silicon, hence may readily be integrated into existing silicon technology. Thus, epitaxial silicide NWs comprise a materials system that is ripe for development, beginning with fundamental studies of their structure, growth kinetics and electron transport properties.

Education

1974 BS Physics, University of Minnesota, Duluth

1980 PhD Physics, University of Wisonsin, Madison

Research Interests

In this group, we study the structure, growth kinetics and electron transport properties of self-assembled surface nanostructures using a variety of techniques, including Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM), Low Energy Electron Microscopy (LEEM), UHV-Transmission Electron Microscopy (UHV-TEM), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Magneto-transport and Electron Beam Lithography (EBL), combined with matching first-principles theory.

Research Group

Please see the group web-page at http://bennett.asu.edu/

Publications

Please see Google Scholar for Peter A Bennett at:  https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=3nWY7JsAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

A few select publications:

1.   Tobler, S.K., D.J. Smith, and P.A. Bennett, In situ resistivity of endotaxial FeSi2 nanowires on Si(110). J. Appl. Phys., 2015. 118(12).

2.   Bennett, P.A., et al., In situ observations of endotaxial growth of CoSi2 nanowires on Si(110) using ultrahigh vacuum transmission electron microscopy. Nanotechnology, 2011. 22(30): p. 305606-12.

3.   Bennett, P.A., et al., Endotaxial Silicide Nanowires: A Review. Thin Solid Films, 2011. 519: p. 8434-40.

4.   Kim, T., et al., Dynamical characteristics of the giant magneto-resistance of epitaxial silicide nanowires. Nanotechnology, 2009. 20(13): p. 135401-6.

5.   Hao, L.F. and P.A. Bennett, Minority carrier effects in nanoscale Schottky contacts. Nanotechnology, 2009. 20(35): p. 355201.

6.   Liang, S., et al., Magnetic Iron Silicide Nanowires on Si(110). Appl. Phys. Lett., 2006. 88: p. 113111-4.

7.   Okino, H., et al., In Situ Resistance Measurement of Epitaxial Silicide Nanowires. App. Phys. Lett., 2005. 86: p. 233108.

Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 465Advanced Laboratory II
PHY 484Internship
PHY 500Research Methods
PHY 590Reading and Conference
PHY 700Research Methods
PHY 792Research
PHY 795Continuing Registration
SEM 799Dissertation
PHY 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 500Research Methods
MSE 546Surfaces and Thin Films
PHY 546Surfaces and Thin Films
NAN 546Surfaces and Thin Films
PHY 590Reading and Conference
PHY 792Research
SEM 799Dissertation
PHY 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 465Advanced Laboratory II
PHY 499Individualized Instruction
PHY 500Research Methods
PHY 590Reading and Conference
PHY 700Research Methods
PHY 790Reading and Conference
PHY 792Research
PHY 795Continuing Registration
SEM 799Dissertation
PHY 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 500Research Methods
MSE 546Surfaces and Thin Films
PHY 546Surfaces and Thin Films
NAN 546Surfaces and Thin Films
PHY 590Reading and Conference
PHY 792Research
SEM 799Dissertation
PHY 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 500Research Methods
PHY 590Reading and Conference
PHY 700Research Methods
PHY 790Reading and Conference
PHY 792Research
PHY 795Continuing Registration
SEM 799Dissertation
PHY 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 500Research Methods
MSE 546Surfaces and Thin Films
PHY 546Surfaces and Thin Films
NAN 546Surfaces and Thin Films
PHY 792Research
SEM 799Dissertation
PHY 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 792Research
SEM 799Dissertation
PHY 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 546Surfaces and Thin Films
PHY 546Surfaces and Thin Films
NAN 546Surfaces and Thin Films
PHY 792Research
SEM 799Dissertation
PHY 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 452Physical Optics
SEM 595Continuing Registration
PHY 792Research
SEM 792Research
SEM 799Dissertation
PHY 799Dissertation
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 465Advanced Laboratory II
PHY 546Surfaces and Thin Films
MSE 546Surfaces and Thin Films
NAN 546Surfaces and Thin Films
SEM 584Internship
SEM 592Research
SEM 595Continuing Registration
SEM 599Thesis
SEM 792Research
PHY 792Research
SEM 799Dissertation
PHY 799Dissertation
Honors / Awards

Fellow, American Physical Society

Department Teaching Award

Professional Associations

American Physcal Society (Fellow)

American Vacuum Society

Materials Research Society

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

Completed degrees: Physics (5 PhD, 3 MS); Materials science (3 PhD, 1 MS); Postdoc (1). Prof. Bennett regularly supervises undergraduate students in the lab, through REU, hourly wage or senior projects. Recent student/postdoc advisees: Dan Waters, PhD, 2000; Tim McDaniels, PhD, 2000; Jerry Nivison, PhD, 2000; Zhian He, PhD, 2004; Annick Rougee, MS,  2004; Mike Stevens, postdoc 2003; Shengde Liang, PhD, 2006; Lifeng Hao PhD 2008; Samuel Tobler 2011.