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Robert Nemanich

Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1504
Regents Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1504
Education

PhD, The University of Chicago, Physics, 1976        

Research Interests

Modern electronic devices will be based on complex nanometer scale materials structures, and biological and chemical sensors will employ multifunctional nanostructures that integrate molecular, biological and electronic materials. It is only recently that techniques have been developed to image the dynamics of nanometer scale structures and to determine their properties. Our group has applied advanced microscopy and spectroscopy techniques to characterize the growth and properties of thin film interfaces and nanostructures. We have led the developent of photo electron emission microscopy (PEEM) with tunable UV light from a free electron laser. Our students have explored the dynamics and interactions of nanostructures as they grow or evolve. Scanning probe systems have also been used as a basis for imaging polar materials including ferroelectric materials and wurtzite structured semiconducting materials such as GaN. These techniques offer the possibility to develop nanopatterning approaches that can drive self assembly of molecular, biological and electronic nanostructures.

Research Group

The NanoScience Lab (NSL) at Arizona State University involves an interdisciplinary group of researchers dedicated to the study of semiconductor surfaces, interfaces, and processing, with a focus towards electronic and optoelectronic applications. Students from physics, electrical engineering, and materials science work together under the direction of Dr. Robert J. Nemanich

Publications

J. Garguilo, L. Hong, G.S. Edwards , R.J. Nemanich, and J.D. Simon . 2007 . The surface oxidation potential of melanosomes measured by free electron laser-photoelectron emission microscopy . Photochemistry and Photobiology . 83 . 692-697

J. N. Hanson, B. J. Rodriguez, R. J. Nemanich and A. Gruverman . 2006 . Fabrication of metallic nanowires on a ferroelectric template via photochemical reaction . Nanotechnology . 17 . 4946-4949

W-C. Yang, B.J. Rodriguez, A. Gruverman1 and R.J. Nemanich . 2005 . Photo electron emission microscopy of polarity-patterned materials . J. Phys.: Condens. Matter . 17 . S1415-S1426 File:

Photo electron emission microscopy of polarity-patterned materials

F.A.M. Koeck, J.M. Garguilo and R.J. Nemanich . 2004 . On the thermionic emission from nitrogen-doped diamond films with respect to energy conversion . Diamond and Related Materials . 13 . 2052-2055

Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 241University Physics III
PHY 493Honors Thesis
PHY 792Research
MSE 792Research
PHY 799Dissertation
MSE 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 792Research
PHY 792Research
PHY 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 241University Physics III
PHY 492Honors Directed Study
PHY 493Honors Thesis
PHY 495Project Research
PHY 790Reading and Conference
MSE 792Research
PHY 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
PHY 795Continuing Registration
PHY 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 241University Physics III
PHY 792Research
MSE 792Research
PHY 799Dissertation
MSE 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 241University Physics III
MSE 792Research
PHY 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 241University Physics III
PHY 492Honors Directed Study
PHY 493Honors Thesis
PHY 495Project Research
PHY 790Reading and Conference
MSE 792Research
PHY 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
PHY 795Continuing Registration
PHY 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 241University Physics III
PHY 792Research
MSE 792Research
PHY 799Dissertation
MSE 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 792Research
PHY 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 241University Physics III
PHY 492Honors Directed Study
PHY 493Honors Thesis
PHY 495Project Research
PHY 580Practicum
PHY 590Reading and Conference
PHY 790Reading and Conference
MSE 792Research
PHY 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
PHY 795Continuing Registration
PHY 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 241University Physics III
PHY 493Honors Thesis
PHY 500Research Methods
PHY 590Reading and Conference
MSE 592Research
PHY 700Research Methods
PHY 790Reading and Conference
MSE 792Research
PHY 792Research
PHY 795Continuing Registration
PHY 799Dissertation
MSE 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 792Research
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 492Honors Directed Study
PHY 493Honors Thesis
PHY 495Project Research
PHY 499Individualized Instruction
PHY 500Research Methods
PHY 580Practicum
PHY 590Reading and Conference
PHY 790Reading and Conference
MSE 792Research
PHY 792Research
PHY 795Continuing Registration
PHY 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 493Honors Thesis
PHY 500Research Methods
PHY 590Reading and Conference
MSE 592Research
PHY 700Research Methods
PHY 790Reading and Conference
MSE 792Research
PHY 792Research
PHY 795Continuing Registration
PHY 799Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 792Research
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
PHY 151Physics II
PHY 492Honors Directed Study
PHY 493Honors Thesis
PHY 495Project Research
PHY 500Research Methods
PHY 580Practicum
PHY 590Reading and Conference
PHY 790Reading and Conference
MSE 792Research
PHY 792Research
PHY 795Continuing Registration
PHY 799Dissertation