Nicholas F. Quackenbush

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We have combined hard X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy with angular dependent O K-edge and V L-edge X-ray absorption spectroscopy to study the electronic structure of metallic and insulating end point phases in 4.1 nm thick (14 units cells along the c-axis of VO2) films on TiO2(001) substrates, each displaying an abrupt MIT centered at ~300 K with width <20(More)
We have directly measured the band gap renormalization associated with the Moss-Burstein shift in the perovskite transparent conducting oxide (TCO), La-doped BaSnO_{3}, using hard x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. We determine that the band gap renormalization is almost entirely associated with the evolution of the conduction band. Our experimental results(More)
Epitaxial ultra-thin oxide films can support large percent level strains well beyond their bulk counterparts, thereby enabling strain-engineering in oxides that can tailor various phenomena. At these reduced dimensions (typically < 10 nm), contributions from the substrate can dwarf the signal from the epilayer, making it difficult to distinguish the(More)
Olivine MnPO4 is the delithiated phase of the lithium-ion-battery cathode (positive electrode) material LiMnPO4, which is formed at the end of charge. This phase is metastable under ambient conditions and can only be produced by delithiation of LiMnPO4. We have revealed the manganese dissolution phenomenon during chemical delithiation of LiMnPO4, which(More)
V2O5 aerogels are capable of reversibly intercalating more than 5 Li(+)/V2O5 but suffer from lifetime issues due to their poor capacity retention upon cycling. We employed a range of material characterization and electrochemical techniques along with atomic pair distribution function, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and density functional theory to(More)
The electronic and atomic structures of amorphous transparent tin oxides have been investigated by a combination of X-ray spectroscopy and atomistic calculations. Crystalline SnO is a promising p-type transparent oxide semiconductor due to a complex lone-pair hybridization that affords both optical transparency despite a small electronic band gap and(More)
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