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Ignatius Mcgovern
Fellow Emeritus, Physics

Biography

I have been in the Physics Department at Trinity College since 1979; previously I held research positions in the University of Wisconsin, University of Pennsylvania and the New University of Ulster. I am married to Eileen Patten and we have a son, Eoin. My main extracurricular activity is creative writing; a first collection of poetry 'The King of Suburbia' was published in late 2005 by Dedalus Press

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

McIntyre J, Verma N.K, Smith R.J, Moore C, Nerl H, McEvoy N, Berner N, McGovern I, Khan U, Lyons P, O'Neill L, Nicolosi V, Duesberg G.S, Byrne H.J, Coleman J, Volkov Y, A comparison of catabolic pathways induced in primary macrophages by pristine single walled carbon nanotubes and pristine graphene, RSC Advances, 6, (70), 2016, p65299 - 65310 Journal Article, 2016 TARA - Full Text DOI URL

Evans,DA Andrew D.A., Vearey-Roberts,A. R. A.R., Roberts,Owain R. O.R., Williams,Gruffudd T. G.T., Cooil,Simon P. S.P., Langstaff,David P. D.P., Cabailh,Gregory G., McGovern,Ignatius T. I.T., Goss,Jonathan P G J.P.G., Transport and optical gaps and energy band alignment at organic-inorganic interfaces, Journal of Applied Physics, 114, (12), 2013 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text DOI

Cano, M., Khan, U., Sainsbury, T., O'Neill, A., Wang, Z., McGovern, I.T., Maser, W.K., (...), Coleman, J.N., Improving the mechanical properties of graphene oxide based materials by covalent attachment of polymer chains, Carbon, 52, 2013, p363-371 Journal Article, 2013 DOI TARA - Full Text

Sainsbury, T., Satti, A., May, P., Wang, Z., McGovern, I., Gun'ko, Y.K., Coleman, J., Oxygen radical functionalization of boron nitride nanosheets, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134, (45), 2012, p18758-18771 Journal Article, 2012 TARA - Full Text DOI

Berner, N. c.; Sergeeva, Y. N.; Sergeeva, N. N.; Senge, M. O.; Cafolla, A. A.; McGovern, I. T., Adsorption of 5,10,15,20-tetrakis(4-bromophenyl)porphyrin on germanium(001), Physica Status Solidii C, 9, 2012, p1404 - 1407 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

D. A. Evans, A. R. Vearey-Roberts, O. R. Roberts, A. C. Brieva, A. Bushell, G. T. Williams, D. P. Langstaff, G. Cabailh, and I. T. McGovern, Real-time monitoring of the evolving morphology and molecular structure at an organic-inorganic semiconductor interface: SnPc on GaAs(001) , J. Vac. Sci. Technology B, 48, 2010, pc5f5 - c5f11 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Iggy McGovern, Safe House, Dublin, Dedalus Press, 2010 Book, 2010

I T McGovern, H O Ozer, R Egdell and J B Pethica, The adsorption and decomposition of H2S on Ge(001): an STM study, e-Journal of Surface Science and Nanotechnology , 7, 2009, p203 - 206 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

B. N. Holland, N. Peltekis, T. Farrelly, R. G. Wilks, G. Gavrila, D. R. T. Zahn, C. McGuinness, I. T. McGovern, NEXAFS studies of copper phthaloyanine on Ge(001)-2 × 1 and Ge(111)-c(2 × 8) surfaces, physica status solidi (b), 246, (7), 2009, p1546 - 1551 Journal Article, 2009

Mustafa Lotya, Yenny Hernandez, Paul J. King, Ronan J. Smith, Valeria Nicolosi, Lisa S. Karlsson, Fiona M. Blighe, Sukanta De, Zhiming Wang, I. T. McGovern, Georg S. Duesberg and Jonathan N. Coleman, Liquid phase production of graphene by exfoliation of graphite in surfactant/water solutions , Journal of the American Chemical Society , 131, (10), 2009, p3611 - 3620 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

B N Holland, A A Cafolla, C Stephens and I T McGovern, Adsorption of lead phthalocyanine on the Ge(111)-c(2 × 8) surface , e-Journal of Surface Science and Nanotechnology , 7, 2009, p234 - 238 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

B. N. Holland, G. Gavrila, D. R. T. Zahn, A A Cafolla, C. McGuinness, and I. T. McGovern, Adsorption of lead phthalocyanine on the hydrogen-passivated Ge(001)-2x1 surface, physica status solidi (c), 7, (2), 2009, p218 - 221 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

B.N. Holland, G. Cabailh, N. Peltekis, C. McGuinness, A.A. Cafolla, I.T. McGovern, Arrangement of metal phthalocyanines on Ge (0 0 1) 2 x 1 surfaces, Applied Surface Science, 255, (3), 2008, p775 - 777 Journal Article, 2008

B N Holland, G Cabailh, N Peltekis, C McGuinness, A A Cafolla, and I T McGovern, Arrangement of metal phthalocyanines on Ge 2x1 surfaces, Applied Surface Science , 255, (3), 2008, p775 - 777 Journal Article, 2008 DOI

Y Hernandez, V Nicolosi, M Lotya, FM Blighe, Z Sun, S De, I T McGovern, B Holland, M Byrne, Y Gun'ko, J Boland, P Niraj, G Duesberg, S Krishnamurthy, R Goodhue, J Hutchinson, V Scardaci, A C Ferrari and J N Coleman, High - yield production of graphene by liquid-phase exfoliation of graphite, Nature Nanotechnology , 3, (9), 2008, p563 - 568 Journal Article, 2008 DOI

N. Peltekis, B. N. Holland, S. Krishnamurthy, I. T. McGovern, N. R. J. Poolton, S. Patel, and C. McGuinness, Electronic and Optical Properties of Magnesium Phthalocyanine (MgPc) Solid Films Studied by Soft X-Ray Excited Optical Luminescence and X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopies, Journal of American Chemical Society, 130, (39), 2008, p13008 - 13012 Journal Article, 2008

N. Peltekis, B.N. Holland, L.F.J. Piper, A. DeMasi, K.E. Smith, J.E. Downes, I.T. McGovern, C. McGuinness, The local electronic structure of tin phthalocyanine studied by resonant soft X-ray emission spectroscopies, Applied Surface Science, 255, (3), 2008, p764 - 766 Journal Article, 2008

Yenny Hernandez, Valeria Nicolos1, Mustafa Lotya, Fiona M Blighe, Zhenyu Sun, Sukanta De, IT McGovern, Brendan Holland, Michele Byrne, Yurii Gun'ko, John Boland, Peter Niraj, Georg Duesberg, Satheesh Krishnamurthy, Robbie Goodhue, John Hutchison, Vittorio Scardaci, Andrea C. Ferrari, and Jonathan N Coleman, High yield production of graphene by liquid phase exfoliation of graphite, Nature Nanotechnology , 3, (9), 2008, p563 - 568 Journal Article, 2008 DOI

G. Cabailh, B.N. Holland, C. Stephens, I.T. McGovern, C. McGuinness, A. Cafolla, A.R. Vearey-Roberts and D.A. Evans, Soft X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy of metal-phthalocyanines on the (001) surface of GaAs and Ge, Journal de Physique IV, 132, 2006, p11 - 15 Journal Article, 2006 URL

Iggy McGovern, The King of Suburbia, Dublin, The Dedalus Press, 2005, 70pp Book, 2005

G. Cabailh, I.T. McGovern, A. Vearey-Roberts, A. Bushell and D.A. Evans, Growth of Metal-Phthalocyanine on GaAs(001): an NEXAFS study, Proceedings of SPIE, Opto-Ireland 2005: Optical Sensing and Spectroscopy, Dublin, Ireland , 4th - 6th April, edited by Byrne H.J., Lewis E., MacCraith B.D., McGlynn E., et al , 5826, SPIE, 2005, pp37 - 43 Conference Paper, 2005 DOI TARA - Full Text

G Cabailh, J W Wells, I T McGovern, A R Vearey-Roberts, A Bushell and D A Evans, Synchrotron radiation studies of the growth and beam damage of tin-phthalocyanine on GaAs(001)-1x6 substrate, Applied Surface Science , 234, (1-4), 2004, p144 - 148 Journal Article, 2004 DOI

A R Vearey-Roberts, H J Steiner, S Evans, I Cerrillo, J Mendez, G Cabailh, S O'Brien, J W Wells, I T McGovern and D A Evans, Growth and morphology of SnPc films on the S-GaAs(001) surface : a combined XPS, AFM and NEXAFS study, Applied Surface Science , 234, (1-4), 2004, p131 - 137 Journal Article, 2004 DOI

D A Evans, H J Steiner, A R Vearey-Roberts, V Dhanak, G Cabailh, S O'Brien, I T McGovern, W Braun, T U Kampen, S Park and D R T Zahn, Perylenes and phthalocyanines on GaAs(001) surfaces, Applied Surface Science , 212-213, (spec issue), 2003, p417 - 422 Journal Article, 2003 DOI

McGovern, I.T., Zahn, D.R., Preface, 2003, - Miscellaneous, 2003

A Koebbel, D R Lloyd, I T McGovern, M Polcik, O Schaff, R Lindsay, A J Patchett, A M Bradshaw and D P Woodruff, Local structure of OH adsorbed on the Ge(001)-(2x1) surface using scanned energy mode photoelectron diffraction, Surface Science , 540, (2-3), 2003, p246 - 254 Journal Article, 2003 DOI

D A Evans, H J Steiner, A R Vearey-Roberts, A Bushell, G Cabailh, S O'Brien, J Wells, I T McGovern, V Dhanak, T U Kampen, D R T Zahn and D Batchelor, Synchrotron radiation studies of inorganic-organic semiconductor interfaces, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms , 199, 2003, p475 - 480 Journal Article, 2003 DOI

T U Kampen, G Gavrila, H Méndez, D RT Zahn, A R Vearey-Roberts, D A Evans, J Wells, I T McGovern and W. Braun, Electronic properties of interfaces between perylene derivatives and GaAs(001) surfaces , Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter , 15, (38), 2003, pS2679 - S2692 Journal Article, 2003 DOI

Cabailh, G., Wells, J.W., McGovern, I.T., Dhanak, V.R., Vearey-Roberts, A.R., Bushell, A., Evans, D.A., Soft x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy of tin-phthalocyanine/GaAs(001)-1 × 6 interface formation , Journal of Physics Condensed Matter, 15, (38), 2003, pS2741-S2748 Journal Article, 2003 DOI

D A Evans, H J Steiner, S Evans, R Middleton, T S Jones, S Park, T U Kampen, D R T Zahn, G Cabailh and I T McGovern, Copper phthalocyanine on InSb (111)A - interface bonding, growth mode and energy band alignment, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter , 15, (38), 2003, pS2729 - S2740 Journal Article, 2003 DOI

S Bengio, H Ascolani, N Franco, J Avila, M C Ascensio, E Dudzik, I T McGovern, T Giebel, R Lindsay, A M Bradshaw and D P Woodruff, Quantitative determination of the adsorption site of the OH radicals in the H2O/Si(100) system, Physical Review B, 66, (19), 2002, p195322 - 195329 Journal Article, 2002 TARA - Full Text DOI

Evans, D.A., Steiner, H.J., Middleton, R., Jones, T.S., Chen, C.H., Horn, K., Park, S., (...), McGovern, I.T., In-situ monitoring of the growth of copper phthalocyanine films on InSb by organic molecular beam deposition , Applied Surface Science , 175-176, 2001, p374-378 Journal Article, 2001 DOI

McGovern, I.T., Koebbel, A., Leslie, A., Dudzik, E., Mitchell, C.E.J., McLean, A.B., Patchett, A., (...), Cowie, B.C.C., X-ray standing wave study of wet-etch sulphur-treated InP(100) surfaces , Applied Surface Science, 66, (1), 2000, p196-200 Journal Article, 2000 DOI

Franco, N., Chrost, J., Avila, J., Asensio, M.C., Müller, C., Dudzik, E., Patchett, A.J., (...), Woodruff, D.P., Structural determination for H2O adsorption on Si(001)2 × 1 using scanned-energy mode photoelectron diffraction, Applied Surface Science, 123-124, 1998, p219-222 Journal Article, 1998 DOI

Gnoth, D.N., Wolfframm, D., Patchett, A., Hohenecker, S., Zahn, D.R.T., Leslie, A., McGovern, I.T., Evans, D.A., A comparison of S-passivation of III-V (001) surfaces using (NH4)2Sx and S2Cl2 , Applied Surface Science, 123-124, 1998, p120-125 Journal Article, 1998 DOI

Nowak, C., Chassé, A., Braun, W., Richter, W., McGovern, I.T., Zahn, D.R.T., Antimony adsorption on III-V(110) surfaces: Growth and structure studied by photoemission and photoelectron diffraction , Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena , 80, 1996, p143-146 Journal Article, 1996 DOI

Dudzik, E., Leslie, A., O'Toole, E., McGovern, I.T., Patchett, A., Zahn, D.R.T., Lüdecke, J., (...), Cowie, B.C.C., An x-ray standing-wave study of H2S adsorption on InP(110) , Journal of Physics Condensed Matter, 8, (1), 1996, p15-24 Journal Article, 1996 DOI

Dudzik, E., Leslie, A., O'Toole, E., McGovern, I.T., Patchett, A., Zahn, D.R.T., An ARUPS/NEXAFS study of the H2S/InP(110) adsorbate system, Applied Surface Science, 104-105, 1996, p101-106 Journal Article, 1996 DOI

Nowak, C., Hempelmann, A., Märkl, A., Chassé, A., Dudzik, E., Müller, C., McGovern, I.T., (...), Zahn, D.R.T., Low-energy photoelectron diffraction study of epitaxial Sb monolayers on GaAs(110) , Surface Science, 331-333 , (A), 1995, p564-568 Journal Article, 1995 DOI

Dudzik, E., Müller, C., McGovern, I.T., Lloyd, D.R., Patchett, A., Zahn, D.R.T., Johal, T., McGrath, R., H2S adsorption on the (110) surfaces of III-V semiconductors, Surface Science, 344, (1-2), 1995, p1-10 Journal Article, 1995 DOI

S. J. Burbridge, K. H. Cazzini, W. J. Blau, J. G. Lunney and I. T. McGovern, A comparative study of the physical and chemical effects of near and mid-infrared laser irradiation of dentine, Lasers in the Life Sciences, 6, 1994, p197-215 Journal Article, 1994

Nowak, C., Chassé, A., Hempelmann, A., Richter, W., Dudzik, E., Whittle, R., McGovern, I.T., (...), Zahn, D.R.T., Epitaxial antimony monolayers on III-V(110) surfaces studied by low-energy photoelectron diffraction, Surface Science, 307-309, (B), 1994, p685-690 Journal Article, 1994 DOI

Whittle, R., Dudzik, E., McGovern, I.T., Hempelmann, A., Nowak, C., Zahn, D.R.T., Cafolla, A., Braun, W., Electronic bandstructure of monolayer Sb on GaP(110), Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena, 68, (C), 1994, p399-405 Journal Article, 1994 DOI

Lemoine, P., Cazzini, K., McGovern, I.T., Blau, W.J., Bätz, P., Ziegler, C., Göpel, W., X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy of KrF laser-irradiated polycarbonate films , Chemical Physics Letters , 220, (3-5), 1994, p177-180 Journal Article, 1994 DOI

Woodruff, D.P., Holloway, S., McGovern, I.T. , Preface , 1994, - vii Miscellaneous, 1994

Dudzik, E., Whittle, R., Müller, C., McGovern, I.T., Nowak, C., Märkl, A., Hempelmann, A., (...), Braun, W., The adsorption of H2S on InP (110) and GaP (110) , Surface Science, 307-309, (1), 1994, p223-227 Journal Article, 1994 DOI

Zahn, D.R.T., Esser, N., Müller, C., Richter, W., Stephens, C., Whittle, R., McGovern, I.T., (...), Braun, W, Influence of Sb and Bi epitaxial monolayers on the metal/GaAs(110) interface formation, Applied Surface Science, 56-58, (1), 1993, p228-232 Journal Article, 1993 DOI

Whittle, R., Dudzik, E., McGovern, I.T., Zahn, D.R.T., Nowak, C., Cafolla, A., Braun, W, Surface electronic structure of monolayer Bi on InP(110) , Surface Science, 287-288, (1), 1993, p554-558 Journal Article, 1993 DOI

Whittle, R., McGovern, I.T., Hughes, A., Shen, T.-H., Matthai, C.C., A theoretical study of the electronic structure of clean GaP(110) and Sb on GaP(110) surfaces, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 5, (36), 1993, p6555-6562 Journal Article, 1993 DOI

Newstead, K., Robinson, A.W., d'Addato, S., Patchett, A., Prince, N.P., McGrath, R., Whittle, R., (...), McGovern, I.T. , An X-ray absorption fine structure study of Ge(001)(2×1)-S , Surface Science, 287-288, (1), 1993, p317-320 Journal Article, 1993 DOI

Newstead, K., Robinson, A.W., D'Addato, S., Patchett, A., Prince, N.P., McGrath, R., Whittle, R., (...), McGovern, I.T., Adsorbate-induced de-reconstruction in the interaction of H2S with Ge(001)2*1 , Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 4, (44), 1992, p8441-8446 Journal Article, 1992 DOI

Esser, N., Zahn, D.R.T., Müller, C., Richter, W., Stephens, C., Whittle, R., McGovern, I.T., (...), Braun, W., Effect of annealing on the band bending and the overlayer morphology at Sb/III-V (110) interfaces, Applied Surface Science, 56-58 , (1), 1992, p169-177 Journal Article, 1992 DOI

Whittle, R., McGovern, I.T., Zahn, D.R.T., Müller, C., Nowak, C., Cafolla, A., Braun, W., Surface electronic structure of monolayer Sb on InP(110), Applied Surface Science, 65-68, (1), 1992, p218-223 Journal Article, 1992 DOI

McGrath, R., McGovern, I.T., Warburton, D.R., Purdie, D., Muryn, C.A., Prakash, N.S., Wincott, P.L., (...), Norman, D., Origin of the x-ray-absorption fine structure in photon-stimulated ion desorption from Si-adsorbate systems , Physical Review B, 45, (16), 1992, p9327-9338 Journal Article, 1992 DOI TARA - Full Text

Fives, K., McGovern, I.T., McGrath, R., Cimino, R., Hughes, G., McKinley, A., Thornton, G., The photoelectron bandstructure of molybdenum disulphide , Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 4, (25), 1992, p5639-5646 Journal Article, 1992 DOI

McGovern, I.T., Whittle, R., Zahn, D.R.T., Muller, C., Nowak, C., Cafolla, A., Braun, W., Photoelectron bandstructure of InP(110)-Sb monolayers , Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 3, (S), 1991, pS367-S372 Journal Article, 1991 DOI

McGovern, I.T., Stephens, C., Fives, K., Whittle, R., Cimino, R., Zahn, D.R.T., Braun, W, Anomalous bandbending in metal/InP interface formation, Surface Science, 251-252, (C), 1991, p447-452 Journal Article, 1991 DOI

McGovern, I.T., Soft X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy of compound semiconductor surfaces and interfaces , Applied Surface Science, 50, (1-4), 1991, p34-41 Journal Article, 1991 DOI

Stephens, C., Zahn, D.R.T., Cimino, R., Braun, W., Fives, K., McGovern, I.T., A photoemission study of the BiInP(110) interface , Vacuum, 41, (4-6), 1990, p1021-1024 Journal Article, 1990 DOI

Thornton, G., Wincott, P.L., McGrath, R., McGovern, I.T., Quinn, F.M., Norman, D., Vvedensky, D.D. , Bonding sites for Cl on Si(100)2×1 and Si(111)7×7 , Physica B: Physics of Condensed Matter, 158, (1-3), 1989, p640-642 Journal Article, 1989 DOI

Zahn, D.R.T., Richter, W., McLean, A.B., Williams, R.H., Stephens, C., McGovern, I.T., Cimino, R., (...), Esser, N. , Temperature effects on the formation of the Sb/InP(110) interface , Applied Surface Science , 41-42, (C), 1989, p179-183 Journal Article, 1989 DOI

Fives, K., McGrath, R., Stephens, C., McGovern, I.T., Cimino, R., L.law, D.S., Johnson, A.L., Thornton, G. , ARUPS of water adsorption on Si(100) and Si(111) surfaces , Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter , 1, 1989, pSB105-SB109 Journal Article, 1989 DOI

Thornton, G., Wincott, P.L., McGrath, R., McGovern, I.T., Quinn, F.M., Norman, D., Wedensky, D.D. , Bonding sites for Cl on Si(100)2 × 1 and Si(111)7 × 7 , Surface Science, 211-212, (C), 1989, p959-968 Journal Article, 1989 DOI

Stephens, C., Cimino, R., Fives, K., Adamson, S., Thornton, J., Braun, W., McGovern, I.T. , The temperature dependence of Ag/InP(110) interface formation , Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter , 1, 1989, pSB247-SB248 Journal Article, 1989 DOI

Stephens, C., Hughes, G., McGovern, I., McLean, A., Zahn, D., Williams, R., Braun, W., (...), Horn, K. , Thermal effects in aluminium-semiconductor interface formation , Vacuum , 38, (4-5), 1988, p329-332 Journal Article, 1988 DOI

Morgan, S.J., Law, A.R., Williams, R.H., Norman, D., McGrath, R., McGovern, I.T. , A surface exafs study of the Vanadium/Si(111) interface , Surface Science, 204, (3), 1988, p428-444 Journal Article, 1988 DOI

McLean, A.B., McGovern, I.T., Stephens, C., Wilke, W.G., Haak, H., Horn, K., Braun, W. , Dependence of core-level photoemission spectra on overlayer growth mode: Al on InP(110) , Physical Review B, 38, (9), 1988, p6330-6333 Journal Article, 1988 DOI TARA - Full Text

McGrath, R., McGilp, J.F., McGovern, I.T., Morgan, S.J., Herrenden-Harker, W.G., Williams, R.H. , Metal adatoms on oxidised silicon surfaces , Semiconductor Science and Technology, 3, (9), 1988, p937-942 Journal Article, 1988 DOI

McGrath, R., Cimino, R., Braun, W., Thornton, G., McGovern, I. , A photoemission study of H2O adsorption on a vicinal Si(100) surface , Vacuum, 38, (4-5), 1988, p251-255 Journal Article, 1988 DOI

McGrath, R., McGovern, I.T., Warburton, D.R., Thornton, G., Norman, D. , A PSID SEXAFS study of H2O adsorption on Si(100) , Surface Science , 178, (1-3), 1986, p101-109 Journal Article, 1986 DOI

McGovern, I.T., Dietz, E., Rotermund, H.H., Bradshaw, A.M., Braun, W., Radlik, W., McGilp, J.F. , Soft X-ray photoemission spectroscopy of metal-molybdenum bisulphide interfaces , Surface Science, 152-153, (2), 1985, p1203-1212 Journal Article, 1985 DOI

Braun, W., Petersen, H., Feldhaus, J., Bradshaw, A.M., Dietz, E., Haase, J., McGovern, I.T., (...), Unwin, R. , Soft X-Ray monochromators at Bessy, Science with ., Upton, NY, USA, edited by Himpsel F.J., Klaffky Roger W. , 447, SPIE, 1984, pp117-125 Conference Paper, 1984

I T McGovern, J F McGilp, G J Hughes, A McKinley, R H Williams and D Norman, Soft X-ray photoemission spectroscopy of the chemical reactivity of the metal-GaSe interface, Vacuum, 33, (10-12), 1983, p607 - 612 Journal Article, 1983 DOI

Hughes, G.J., McKinley, A., Williams, R.H., McGovern, I.T. , Metal-gallium selenide interfaces-observation of the true Schottky limit , Journal of Physics C: Solid State Physics, 15, (6), 1982, pL159-L164 Journal Article, 1982 DOI

H. Williams, A. McKinley, G. J. Hughes, V. Montgomery, and I. T. McGovern, Metal-GaSe and metal-InP interfaces: Schottky barrier formation and interfacial reactions, The Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A, 21, (2), 1982, p594-598 Journal Article, 1982

Eberhardt, W., McGovern, I.T., Plummer, E.W., Fisher, J.E. , Charge-Transfer and Non-Rigid-Band Effects in the Graphite Compound LiC6 , Physical Review Letters , 44, (3), 1981, p200-204 Journal Article, 1981 DOI TARA - Full Text

McGovern, I.T., Childs, K.D., Clearfield, H.M., Williams, R.H. , Atomic effects in the photoemission cross sections of the valence states of MoS2 , Journal of Physics C: Solid State Physics, 14, (9), 1981, pL243-L246 Journal Article, 1981 DOI

McGovern, I.T., Eberhardt, W., Plummer, E.W., Fischer, J.E. , The bandstructures of graphite and graphite intercalation compounds as determined by angle resolved photoemission using synchrotron radiation , Physica B+C, 99, (1-4), 1980, p415-419 Journal Article, 1980 DOI

Williams, R.H., Srivastava, G.P., McGovern, I.T. , Photoelectron spectroscopy of solids and their surfaces , Reports on Progress in Physics, 43, (12), 1980, p1357-1414 Journal Article, 1980 DOI

Levinson, H.J., McGovern, I.T., Gustafsson, T. , Photoelectron studies of the xenon 5p branching ratio using synchrotron radiation , Journal of Physics B: Atomic and Molecular Physics , 13, (2), 1980, p253-258 Journal Article, 1980 DOI

McGovern, I.T., Eberhardt, W., Plummer, E.W. , Atomic and solid-state effects in the angle resolved photoemission cross section from an adsorbate: 4d levels of c(2 × 2)Te on Ni , Solid State Communications, 32, (11), 1979, p963-966 Journal Article, 1979 DOI

McGovern, I.T., Williams, R.H., Parke, A.W. , The electronic structure of MoS2 and á-MoTe2 by photoelectron spectroscopy using line and synchrotron sources , Journal of Physics C: Solid State Physics, 12, (13), 1979, p2689-2704 Journal Article, 1979 DOI

Williams, G.P., Cerrina, F., McGovern, I.T., Lapeyre, G.J. , Surface structure effects via photoexcited core electron diffraction for Na on Ni , Solid State Communications, 31, (1), 1979, p15-18 Journal Article, 1979 DOI

Williams, G.P., Cerrina, F., McGovern, I.T., Lapeyre, G.J. , Surface structure effects via photoexcited core electron diffraction for Na on Ni , Solid State Communications, 31, (1), 1979, p15-18 Journal Article, 1979 DOI

McGovern, I.T., Parke, A.W., Williams, R.H. , The energy dependence of the photoelectron attenuation length via the oxidation of silicon , Solid State Communications, 26, (1), 1978, p21-23 Journal Article, 1978 DOI

McGovern, I.T., Williams, R.H. , The band structure of á-MoTe2 by photoelectron spectroscopy , Il Nuovo Cimento B Series11, 38, (2), 1977, p241-247 Journal Article, 1977 DOI

Norman, D., McGovern, I.T., Norris, C. , Surface states on gallium phosphide , Physics Letters A, 63, (3), 1977, p384-386 Journal Article, 1977 DOI

Williams, R.H., McGovern, I.T., Murray, R.B., Howells, M. , An Investigation of the Electronic Structure of GaSe and GaTe by Photoelectron Spectroscopy, Using a Synchrotron Source, and Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy, Physica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research, 73, (1), 1976, p307-316 Journal Article, 1976 DOI

McGovern, I.T., Parke, A., Williams, R.H. , Angularly resolved photoemission from GaSe using line and synchrotron sources , Journal of Physics C: Solid State Physics, 9, (18), 1976, pL511-L514 Journal Article, 1976 DOI

McGovern, I.T., Williams, R.H. , The partial densities of p and d states in á-MoTe2 by photoemission using a synchrotron source , Journal of Physics C: Solid State Physics, 9, (13), 1976, pL337-L340 Journal Article, 1976 DOI

Williams, R.H., McGovern, I.T., Murray, R.B., Howells, M. , An Investigation of the Electronic Structure of GaSe and GaTe by Photoelectron Spectroscopy, Using a Synchrotron Source, and Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy, Physica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research, 73, (1), 1976, p307-316 Journal Article, 1976 DOI

Williams, R.H., McGovern, I.T., Murray, R.B., Howells, M. , An Investigation of the Electronic Structure of GaSe and GaTe by Photoelectron Spectroscopy, Using a Synchrotron Source, and Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy, Physica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research, 73, (1), 1976, p307-316 Journal Article, 1976 DOI

Williams, R.H., McGovern, I.T., Surface characterisation of indium phosphide , Surface Science, 51, (1), 1975, p14-28 Journal Article, 1975 DOI

McGovern, I.T., Williams, R.H., Mee, C.H.B. , Electronic properties of cleaved molybdenum disulphide surfaces , Surface Science , 46, (2), 1974, p427-440 Journal Article, 1974 DOI

Williams, R.H., McGovern, I.T. , Surface studies of some transition metal dichalogenides, Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Solid Surfaces, International Conference on Solid Surfaces, Japan, 25-29 March, 1974 Conference Paper, 1974

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Science and poetry: not so different? in, editor(s)Philip Coleman , On Literature and Science, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2007, pp211 - 222, [Iggy McGovern] Book Chapter, 2007

Research Expertise

Description

My general area of research is Surface Physics, specifically the photoelectron spectroscopy of semiconductor surfaces using synchrotron radiation. My principal interest has been in the adsorption of small molecules on clean, ordered semiconductor surfaces; the area has a connection with device processing. More recently, research has focused on organic molecule adsorption. Synchrotron radiation has a unique combination of properties of intensity, tunability, polarisation and time-structure; when applied to traditional spectroscopy such as photoelectron spectroscopy, there is both a quality enhancement and the opportunity to p[erform novel variations on the technique, such as 'near-edge absorption fine structure ' or NEXAFS and 'photoelectron diffraction' or PhD

Projects

  • Title
    • DIODE
  • Summary
    • DIODE (designing inorganic-organic devices) is a network of physicists, chemists and engineers, focusing on the fundamentals of how a thin interfacial layer of organic molecules can improve Schottky diode performance
  • Funding Agency
    • EU
  • Date From
    • 01.02.00
  • Date To
    • 31.01.05
  • Title
    • Organic Semiconductor Nanostructures
  • Summary
    • The fundamentals of adsorption of organic molecules are investigated by a combination of laboratory techniques such as XPS and STM (at DCU) and the central facility of synchrotron radiation, available at various European centres
  • Funding Agency
    • HEA
  • Date From
    • 01.06.02
  • Date To
    • 31.05.07
  • Title
    • Synchrotron X-ray spectroscopic investigations of electronic structure in organic semiconductors
  • Summary
    • This project combines traditional photoelectron spectroscopy with x-ray absorption/emission methods to examine the electronic and geometric structures of organic semiconductor thin films
  • Funding Agency
    • SFI
  • Date From
    • 01.10.04
  • Date To
    • 30.09.07
  • Title
    • The fabrication and characterisation of high-k dielectric/InP based devices
  • Summary
    • This collaborative project (PI: Prof G Hughes of DCU) will optimise the deposition of high-k dielectric thin films on passivated surfaces of indium phosphide, using the combination of scanning tunneling microscopy and photoelectron spectroscopy, using laboratory and synchrotron radiation sources.
  • Funding Agency
    • SFI
  • Date From
    • 01.09.06
  • Date To
    • 31.08.09
  • Title
    • Porphyrin-based nanomeshes as a novel route to molecular electronics
  • Summary
    • An investigation of the conditions for creating nanomeshes via covalent bonding of suitably modified porphyrin molecules; the principal techniques are scanning tunneling microscopy and soft x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy
  • Funding Agency
    • Science Foundation Ireland
  • Date From
    • 01.07.08
  • Date To
    • 30.06.11

Keywords

Condensed matter, electronic, magnetic and superconductive properties; Surface and interface physics; Surface chemistry

Recognition

Awards and Honours

Fellow of Institute of Physics 2003

Fellow of Trinity College 1990

Alexander von Humboldt Fellow 1986

Memberships

American Vacuum Society

Institute of Physics