Lyudmila Goncharova, Associate Professor
Contact InformationOffice: PAB 231
Tel: 519 661-2111 ext 81558
E-mail: lgonchar [at] uwo [dot] ca
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Research AreasCondensed Matter
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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