Western University Physics adn AstronomyWestern Science

Lyudmila Goncharova, Associate Professor

Lyudmila Goncharova

Contact Information

Office: PAB 231
Tel: 519 661-2111 ext 81558
E-mail: lgonchar [at] uwo [dot] ca 

Personal web page
Tandetron Laboratory

Research Areas

Condensed Matter
Surface Science
Ion Scattering

Research Interests

We employ novel methods of growing nanomaterials (ion implantation, atomic layer deposition, molecular beam epitaxy) and study them by surface characterization with sub-nanometer depth resolution (such as medium energy ion scattering), and atomic-scale lateral resolution (scanning probe microscopy). Notably, my research interests are to a large extent focused not on a particular class of materials, which is more common in material’s science areas, but rather on methods. Our group developed extensive expertise in medium energy ion scattering (MEIS), a high-resolution ion beam analysis technique capable of providing quantitative information on the structure and composition of shallow layers with sub-nm depth resolution near the surface. In addition to well-established applications of MEIS to study diffusion and oxidation processes, we have been re-examining fundamental parameters, such as the stopping cross section in the medium ion energy range. 
Find more here: http://www.physics.uwo.ca/~lgonchar/research/interests/index.shtml


  1. E.G. Barbagiovanni, D.J. Lockwood, P.J. Simpson, and L.V. Goncharova (2012) Quantum Confinement in Si and Ge Nanostructures. J. Appl. Phys. 111, 034307.
  2. S.M.M. Yee, D.A. Crandles, L.V. Goncharova (2011) Ferromagnetism on the unpolished surfaces of single crystal metal oxide substrates. J. Appl. Phys. 110, 033906.
  3. J. Liu, W.N. Lennard, L.V. Goncharova, D. Landheer, X.H. Wu, S.A. Rushworth, A.C. Jones (2009) Atomic Layer Deposition of Hafnium Silicate Thin Films Using Tetrakis(diethylamido)hafnium and Tris(2-methyl-2-butoxy)silanol. J. Electrochemical Society, 156 G89-G96.

[Complete Publications List]


Physics 1301a

Physics 9812b
Physics 9826


  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) University Faculty Award, 2007–2012
  • American Vacuum Society, Electronic Materials and Processing Division, Postdoctoral Award, 2005
  • American Vacuum Society, Nellie Yeoh Whetten Research Award, 2002
  • Excellence in Graduate Research Award of the Department of Chemistry, Rutgers University, 2002
  • Research Fellowship of the Russian Foundation for Fundamental Research, 1996–1997

Professional Activities

Tandetron Accelerator Facility