Bogdan M. Leu

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Phase competition underlies many remarkable and technologically important phenomena in transition metal oxides. Vanadium dioxide (VO2) exhibits a first-order metal-insulator transition (MIT) near room temperature, where conductivity is suppressed and the lattice changes from tetragonal to monoclinic on cooling. Ongoing attempts to explain this coupled(More)
Magnetite exhibits unique electronic, magnetic, and structural properties in extreme conditions that are of great research interest. Previous studies have suggested a number of transitional models, although the nature of magnetite at high pressure remains elusive. We have studied a highly stoichiometric magnetite using inelastic X-ray scattering, X-ray(More)
We used a newer, synchrotron-based, spectroscopic technique (nuclear resonance vibrational spectroscopy, NRVS) in combination with a more traditional one (infrared absorption, IR) to obtain a complete, quantitative picture of the metal center vibrational dynamics in a six-coordinated tin porphyrin. From the NRVS (119)Sn site-selectivity and the sensitivity(More)
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