Vladimir N. Popok

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Medium-energy ion spectroscopy (MEIS) has been used to study the depth profile and deduce the distribution of possible cationic substitutions in LaAlO3/SrTiO3 (LAO/STO) heterointerfaces. Analysis of La and Sr peaks in aligned and random MEIS spectra indicates that the surface layers of LAO on an STO substrate are not homogeneous and stoichiometric if the(More)
Abundances of ArN+ and XeN+ clusters produced in a supersonic expansion source are inverted to find relative dissociation energies. The values around the shell and subshell closings at N=55, 71, and 147 differ from theoretical values derived from ground-state energies of Lennard-Jones clusters. A significant part of the difference can be accounted for by(More)
A micro-sectioning approach for characterizing the quality or degradation state of interconnect interfaces in electronic components is described. The method is presented as a means of investigating the bonding quality of the Al wedge bonding process in IGBT modules. Micro-sectioning approach for quality and reliability assessment of wire bonding interfaces(More)
The design and performance of an experimental setup utilizing a magnetron sputtering source for production of beams of ionized size-selected clusters for deposition in ultra-high vacuum is described. For the case of copper cluster formation the influence of different source parameters is studied and analyzed. Size-selected clusters are deposited on(More)
The oxide scales of AISI 304 formed in boric acid solutions at 300 degrees C and pH = 4.5 have been studied using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) depth profiling. The present focus is depth profile quantification both in depth and chemical composition on a molecular level. The roughness of the samples is studied by atomic force microscopy before and(More)
This work describes construction of a source and optimisation of its parameters for production of cluster ion beams using material ablation by the second harmonic of a Nd:YAG laser (532 nm). The influence of different source parameters such as carrier gas pressure, laser power, delay time between gas, and laser pulses as well as nozzle configuration on the(More)
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Thin polyethyleneterephthalate (PET) layers with Fe nanoparticles (NPs) were synthesized by high-fluence ion implantation. Temperature dependence of conductance and magnetoresistance, were studied as a function of ion fluence. It is found that the implantation with fluences of about 1.0×10 cm causes high enough concentration of metal inclusions to provide(More)