K. Pohl Research Group
Laboratory for Surface and Interface Physics, DeMeritt Hall, University of New Hampshire
The research described in this site is funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, the ACS Petroleum Research Fund, the NSF Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing, and the University of New Hampshire. We thank all our sponsors for their support.
May 2008Dr. Jiebing Sun has successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled "Surface structure and composition determination by a novel application of low-energy electron scattering and Monte Carlo simulations" on May 12, 2008. The members of the examination committee were: Prof. Karsten Pohl (chair), Prof. Olof Echt, Dr. James Hannon, Prof. James Harper, and Prof. Marty Lee.
November 2007Dr. Georgi Nenchev has successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled "Nanotemplate creation and self-assembly on the (111) surface of gold" on November 30, 2007. The members of the examination committee were: Prof. Karsten Pohl (chair), Prof. Olof Echt, Prof. Dawn Meredith, Prof. Glen Miller, and Prof. James Harper.
October 2007Dr. Bogdan Diaconescu has received this year's Morton M. Traum Award at the 54th International Symposium of the American Vacuum Society in October in Seattle, for the best student paper based on work leading to a Ph.D. thesis.
Bogdan's presentation was entitled "Dynamical study of the elastic forces between dislocations in a strained metal film," in which he explored the fundamental driving forces of self-assembly and pattern formation on crystalline surfaces and interfaces by scanning tunnel microscopy and 2D elastic modeling.
April 2007Dr. Bogdan Diaconescu has successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled "Self-assembly on strained metallic interfaces and novel collective electronic excitations on Be(0001)" on April 30, 2007. The members of the examination committee were: Prof. Karsten Pohl (chair), Prof. Olof Echt, Prof. William Hersman, Prof. Theodore Einstein, and Prof. James Harper.
June 2006We have developed a new technique for the determination of spatially resolved surface alloy concentrations with nanometer resolution via low-energy electron microscopy by studying the formation of the well-known CuPd surface alloy phase grown on Cu(001).
Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 246103 (2006)