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      Ambiguous Role of Growth-Induced Defects on the Semiconductor-to-Metal Characteristics in Epitaxial VO2/TiO2 Thin Films 

      Mihailescu, C. N.; Symeou, E.; Svoukis, E.; Negrea, R. F.; Ghica, C.; Teodorescu, V.; Tanase, L. C.; Negrila, C.; Giapintzakis, John (2018)
      Controlling the semiconductor-to-metal transition temperature in epitaxial VO2 thin films remains an unresolved question both at the fundamental as well as the application level. Within the scope of this work, the effects ...
    • Article  

      Comparison of free surface polarization of NiMnSb and Co2 MnSi 

      Miyoshi, Y.; Bugoslavsky, Y.; Syed, M. H.; Robinson, T.; Cohen, L. F.; Singh, L. J.; Barber, Z. H.; Grigorescu, C. E. A.; Gardelis, S.; Giapintzakis, John; Roy, W. Van (2006)
      We present a systematic study of the polarization of the transport current from a variety of NiMnSb and Co2 MnSi thin films and bulk material using point contact Andreev reflection spectroscopy. The simple analysis suggests ...
    • Article  

      Correlation of elastic modulus, hardness and density for sputtered TiAlBN thin films 

      Rebholz, Claus; Leyland, A.; Matthews, A.; Charitidis, C.; Logothetidis, S.; Schneider, D. (2006)
      This paper describes the correlation between the elastic modulus, hardness and density of mainly X-ray amorphous TiAlxByNz (0.29 ≤ x ≤ 1.32
    • Article  

      Data storage applications based on LiCoO2 thin films grown on Al2O3 and Si substrates 

      Svoukis, E.; Mihailescu, C. N.; Mai, V. H.; Schneegans, O.; Breza, K.; Lioutas, C.; Giapintzakis, John (2015)
      In this study, LiCoO2 thin films were investigated for data storage applications based on scanning probe mediated approaches. LiCoO2, compared to other materials proposed for scanning probe mediated nanoscale patterning, ...
    • Article  

      Deposition and nanotribological characterization of Sub-100-nm thick protective Ti-based coatings for miniature applications 

      Polychronopoulou, K.; Lee, J.; Tsotsos, C.; Demas, N. G.; Meschewski, R. L.; Rebholz, Claus; Polycarpou, A. A. (2011)
      Ti-based protective thin films with thicknesses below 100 nm, intended for miniature applications were deposited using physical vapor deposition magnetron sputtering. X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy, ...
    • Conference Object  

      Electron microscopy study of thermoelectric (BixSb1-x)2Te3thin film 

      Breza, A.; Lioutas, C. B.; Giapintzakis, John (Springer Science and Business Media, LLC, 2015)
      In the present work, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) techniques were used in order to study the morphology and investigate the structural properties of a (BixSb1-x)2Te3(BST) thin film. The sample was fabricated on ...
    • Article  

      Growth and structural characterization of orthorhombic and tetragonal SrCuO2 thin films 

      Mihailescu, C. N.; Pasuk, I.; Athanasopoulos, G. I.; Luculescu, C.; Socol, M.; Saint-Martin, R.; Revcolevschi, A.; Giapintzakis, John (2013)
      Epitaxial SrCuO2 thin films were grown on (0 0 1) SrTiO 3 substrates by pulsed laser deposition using a stoichiometric target. X-ray diffraction indicated that the SrCuO2 films undergo a structural phase transition as a ...
    • Article  

      Growth and transport properties of HT-Li xCoO 2 thin films deposited by pulsed laser deposition 

      Svoukis, E.; Athanasopoulos, G. I.; Moradpour, A.; Schneegans, O.; Revcolevschi, A.; Giapintzakis, John (2012)
      The successful in situ growth of single phase, c-axis oriented, layered structured Li xCoO 2 thin films on (0 0 0 1) Al 2O 3 substrates by pulsed laser deposition is reported. Thin films were grown in an oxygen pressure ...
    • Doctoral Thesis  Open Access

      Growth by pulsed laser deposition and characterization of transition metal oxide thin films for potential use in novel applications 

      Σβούκης, Ευθύμιος Χ. (Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Πολυτεχνική Σχολή / University of Cyprus, Faculty of Engineering, 2015-05)
      Η τεχνολογία αιχμής χρειάζεται νέα «εξωτικά» υλικά που θα μπορούσαν να χρησιμοποιηθούν στην περαιτέρω σμίκρυνση των ηλεκτρονικών κυκλωμάτων καθώς και την αύξηση των λειτουργιών τους. Τα οξείδια μετάλλων μετάπτωσης απέκτησαν ...
    • Article  

      Growth of polycrystalline LaNi 1-xCo xO 3 (x = 0.3, 0.5) thin films on Si(100) by pulsed laser deposition 

      Androulakis, J.; Klini, A.; Manousaki, A.; Violakis, G.; Giapintzakis, John (2004)
      Polycrystalline LaNi 1_xCo xO 3 (x = 0.5, 0.3) thin films have been deposited on polished Si(lOO) substrates by pulsed laser deposition. The films are grown at 650°C in ambient oxygen pressure of 0.4 mbar with an incident ...
    • Article  

      Hall effect study of magnetoresistive perovskite LaNi0.5Co 0.5O3 thin films 

      Androulakis, J.; Giapintzakis, John (2004)
      We report on the Hall effect of LaNi0.5Co0.5O 3 magnetoresistive thin films grown on Si(100) substrates by pulsed laser deposition. The Hall resistivity exhibits sign reversals both in varying magnetic field and temperature, ...
    • Article  

      Investigations on the self propagating reactions of nickel and aluminum multilayered foils 

      Gunduz, Ibrahim Emre; Fadenberger, K.; Kokonou, Maria; Rebholz, Claus; Doumanidis, C. C. (2008)
      The self-propagating reaction of nickel-aluminum thin film multilayers with a bilayer thickness of 43 nm was investigated using high-speed optical camera and infrared thermometry. The results indicate a two-stage reaction ...
    • Article  

      KrF pulsed laser deposition of La5Ca9Cu24O41 thin films on various substrates 

      Pervolaraki, M.; Athanasopoulos, G. I.; Saint-Martin, R.; Revcolevschi, A.; Giapintzakis, John (2009)
      Recent studies on single crystals of cuprate oxides containing spin chains and ladders have reported large anisotropic magnon-mediated thermal conductivity. A potential use of thin films of such materials could be in the ...
    • Article  

      Large positive magnetoresistance in nonstoichiometric NiMnSb thin films on silicon 

      Branford, W. R.; Clowes, S. K.; Syed, M. H.; Bugoslavsky, Y. V.; Gardelis, S.; Androulakis, J.; Giapintzakis, John; Grigorescu, C. E. A.; Berenov, A. V.; Roy, S. B.; Cohen, L. F. (2004)
      The transport properties of pulsed-laser-deposited NiMnSb films on silicon as a function of film thickness were discussed. It was found that a low-temperature upturn was observed in the resistivity for film thicknesses of ...
    • Article  

      Low-temperature growth of NiMnSb thin films by pulsed-laser deposition 

      Giapintzakis, John; Grigorescu, C.; Klini, A.; Manousaki, A.; Zorba, V.; Androulakis, J.; Viskadourakis, Z.; Fotakis, C. (2002)
      We report the growth of thin films of the ferromagnetic half-Heusler alloy NiMnSb by pulsed-laser deposition on Si (111) and polycrystalline InAs substrates. Highly crystalline films are grown using low substrate temperatures ...
    • Article  

      Magnetic properties of Fe3O4 thin films grown on different substrates by laser ablation 

      Paramês, M. L.; Viskadourakis, Z.; Rogalski, M. S.; Mariano, J.; Popovici, N.; Giapintzakis, John; Conde, O. (2007)
      Magnetite thin films have been grown onto (1 0 0)Si, (1 0 0)GaAs and (0 0 0 1)Al2O3, at substrate temperatures varying from 473 to 673 K, by UV pulsed laser ablation of Fe3O4 targets in reactive atmospheres of O2 and Ar, ...
    • Article  

      Magneto-transport properties of NiMnSb thin films on InSb single crystals: Negative giant magnetoresistance 

      Gardelis, S.; Androulakis, J.; Viskadourakis, Z.; Papadopoulou, E. L.; Giapintzakis, John; Rai, S.; Lodha, G. S.; Roy, S. B. (2007)
      In this study we investigated the magneto-transport properties of the ohmic contact between polycrystal-line NiMnSb thin films grown by pulsed laser deposition and n-type degenerate InSb (100) substrates. An unusual negative ...
    • Article  

      Magnetoresistance of magnetite thin films grown by pulsed laser deposition on GaAs(1 0 0) and Al2O3(0 0 0 1) 

      Paramês, M. L.; Viskadourakis, Z.; Giapintzakis, John; Rogalski, M. S.; Conde, O. (2007)
      Magnetotransport properties of magnetite thin films deposited on gallium arsenide and sapphire substrates at growth temperatures between 473 and 673 K are presented. The films were grown by UV pulsed laser ablation in ...
    • Article  

      Matrix assisted pulsed laser evaporation of Mn 12(Propionate) thin films 

      Pervolaraki, M.; Sima, F.; Socol, G.; Teodorescu, C. M.; Gheorghe, N. G.; Socol, M.; Mihailescu, I. N.; Moushi, E. E.; Tasiopoulos, Anastasopoulos J.; Athanasopoulos, G. I.; Viskadourakis, Z.; Giapintzakis, John (2012)
      Single molecule magnets are of great interest due to a multitude of potential applications for some of which thin films are required. Traditional physical vapor deposition techniques are not suitable for the deposition of ...
    • Article  

      Measurement of liquid crystal film thickness using interferometry 

      Kossivas, F.; Kyprianou, Andreas (2010)
      Thickness measurements of thin films having thickness less than 1 µm are difficult to obtain by an interferometer. These difficulties arise from the overlap of the fringes from the upper and lower surfaces of the thin ...