Steven R. Spurgeon, Ph.D.
Materials Scientist


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Research Highlights of FY19


Here are the highlights from our 7 publications in fiscal year 2019. This year we explored a range of topics spanning actinide spectroscopy, ionic tuning of magnetism, oxide radiation dynamics, electronic reconstructions, and more! We continue to develop new ways to integrate atomic-scale imaging and spectroscopy with fundamental theory calculations to offer new insight into complex nanoscale materials phenomena.

The full list of publications includes:

  1. Spurgeon, S.R., Sassi, M., Ophus, C., Stubbs, J.E., Ilton, E.S., and E.C. Buck. “Nanoscale oxygen defect gradients in UO2+x surfaces.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (2019). DOI:10.1073/pnas.1905056116 | IF: 9.58 [Download PDF]

  2. Sassi, M., Kaspar, T.C., Rosso, K.M., and S.R. Spurgeon. “Effect of structure and composition on the electronic excitation induced amorphization of La2Ti2−xZrxO7 ceramics.” Scientific Reports. 9 (2019): 8190. DOI:10.1038/s41598-019-44621-5 | IF: 4.61 [Download PDF]

  3. Scafetta, M.D., Yang, Z., Spurgeon, S.R., Bowden, M.E., Kaspar, T.C., Heald, S.M., and S.A. Chambers. “Epitaxial growth and atomic arrangement in Fe2 CrO4 on crystal symmetry matched (001) MgAl2 O4 .” Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A. 37 (2019): 031511. DOI:10.1116/1.5093537 | IF: 1.95 [Download PDF]

  4. Kaspar, T.C., Sushko, P.V., Spurgeon, S.R., Bowden, M.E., Keavney, D.J., Comes, R.B., Saremi, S., Martin, L.W. ,and S.A.Chambers. “Electronic structure and band alignment of LaMnO3 / SrTiO3 polar / nonpolar heterojunctions.” Advanced Materials Interfaces. 6(1) (2019): 1801428. DOI:10.1002/admi.201801428 | IF: 4.83 [Download PDF]

  5. Kaspar, T.C., Schemer-Kohrn, A., Arendt, C., Rutherford, C., Lavender, C., Neal, D., Sweet, L., Shimskey, R., Riechers, S., Spurgeon, S.R., and V. Joshi. “Characterization of surface layers formed on DU10Mo ingots after processing steps and high humidity exposure.” Journal of Nuclear Materials. 514 (2019): 28–39. DOI:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2018.11.022 | IF: 2.45 [Download PDF]

  6. Lin, S-C., Kuo, C-T., Comes, R.B., Rault, J.E., Rueff, J-P., Nemsak, S., Taleb, A., Kortright, J.B., Meyer-Ilse, J., Gulikson, E., Sushko, P.V., Spurgeon, S.R., Gehlman, M., Plucinski, L., Chambers, S.A., and C.S. Fadley. “Interface properties and built-in potential profile of a LaCrO3 / SrTiO3 superlattice determined by standing-wave excited photoemission spectroscopy.” Physical Review B. 98 (2018): 165124. DOI:10.1103/PhysRevB.98.165124 | IF: 3.84 [Download PDF]

  7. Gilbert, D.A., Murray, P., Lonin, A., Spurgeon, S.R., Chopdekar, R., Kirby, B.J., Maranville, B.B., Borchers, J.A., N’Diaye, A.T., Liu, K., Arenholz, E., Takamura, Y., and A.J. Grutter. “Ionic tuning of cobaltites at the nanoscale.” Physical Review Materials. 2 (2018): 104402. DOI:10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.2.104402 | IF:2.92 [Download PDF]

Steven Sresearch, highlights, 2019