John Finlay Mc Gilp
Fellow Emeritus, Physics

Biography

Internationally known for: establishing the field of epioptics in Europe (optical characterisation of surfaces and interfaces); developing the first sol-gel, caged chromophore, evanescent wave optical sensor. Invited talks (last 5 years): given at seven international conferences on optical probes for surfaces, interfaces and thin films (epioptics). Over 100 peer-reviewed publications, with ~ 1400 S.C.I. citations.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Duignan, M.J., Cunniffe, J.P., Glans, P.-A., (...), Mcguinness, C., Mcgilp, J.F. , Temperature dependent studies of capped magnetic nanowires using XMCD, physica status solidi (b), 253, (2), 2016, p241-246 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Banerjee, S., McGilp, J.F., Patterson, C.H., Reflectance anisotropy spectroscopy of clean and Sb covered Ge(001) surfaces and comparison with clean Si(001) surfaces, Physica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research, 252, (1), 2015, p78 - 86 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Lina Persechini, Ruggero Verre, Christopher M. Smith, Karsten Fleischer, Igor V. Shvets, Mukesh Ranjan, Stefan Facsko, and John F. McGilp, Optical characterisation of plasmonic nanostructures on planar substrates using second-harmonic generation, OPTICS EXPRESS, 23, (20), 2015, p26486 - 26498 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text

L. Persechini and J. F. McGilp, Probing chiral monolayers of cysteine on Au(110) using reflection anisotropy spectroscopy and second-harmonic generation, Physica Status Solidi B, 252, (1), 2015, p95 - 99 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

L Persechini, R Verre, N McAlinden, J J Wang, M Ranjan, S Facsko, I V Shvets and J F McGilp, An analytic approach to modeling the optical response of anisotropic nanoparticle arrays at surfaces and interfaces, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 26, 2014, p145302- Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

K. Fleischer, R. Verre, O. Mauit, R. G. S. Sofin, L. Farrell, C. Byrne, C. M. Smith, J. F. McGilp, and I. V. Shvets, Reflectance anisotropy spectroscopy of magnetite (110) surfaces, Physical Review B, 89, 2014, p195118- Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text URL

Oral Ualibek, Ruggero Verre, Brendan Bulfin, Victor Usov, Karsten Fleischer, John F. McGilp and Igor V. Shvets, Manipulating and probing the growth of plasmonic nanoparticle arrays using light, Nanoscale, 5, (11), 2013, p4923 - 4930 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text URL DOI

Jorgji, S., McGilp, J.F., Patterson, C.H., Reflectance anisotropy spectroscopy of Si(111)-(3×1)Li and Ag surfaces, Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 87, (19), 2013, part. no. 195304 Journal Article, 2013 DOI TARA - Full Text

Jorgji, S, McGilp, JF, Patterson, CH, Reflectance anisotropy spectroscopy of Si(111)-(3 x 1)Li and Ag surfaces, PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 87, (19), 2013 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text DOI

Conor Hogan,Elena Ferraro, Niall McAlinden, and John F.McGilp, Optical Fingerprints of Si Honeycomb Chains and Atomic Gold Wires on the Si(111)-(5x2)-Au Surface, PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 111, 2013, p087401- Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text DOI

R. Verre, M. Modreanu, O. Ualibek, D. Fox, K. Fleischer, C. Smith, H. Zhang, M. Pemble, J. F. McGilp, and I. V. Shvets, General approach to the analysis of plasmonic structures using spectroscopic ellipsometry, Physical Review B, 87, (23), 2013, p235428- Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text DOI URL

J F McGilp, Magnetic second-harmonic generation from interfaces and nanostructures, The Science and Culture Series - Physics, Epioptics-11, Erice, Italy, 19-25 July 2010, edited by A. Cricenti , 32, World Scientific, 2012, pp37 - 47 Conference Paper, 2012

N. McAlinden, J.J. Wang, and J.F. McGilp, Anisotropic optical response of elongated Pb islands in the infrared spectral region, Physica Status Solidi (b), 249, 2012, p1105 - 1109 Journal Article, 2012

C. Hogan, N. McAlinden, and J.F. McGilp, Optical characterization of gold chains and steps on the vicinal Si(557) surface: Theory and experiment, Physica Status Solidi (b), 249, 2012, p1095 - 1104 Journal Article, 2012

Verre, R., Fleischer, K., McGilp, J.F., Fox, D., Behan, G., Zhang, H., Shvets, I.V., Controlled in situ growth of tunable plasmonic self-assembled nanoparticle arrays, Nanotechnology, 23, (3), 2012, 035606- Journal Article, 2012 DOI

L. Persechini, M. Ranjan, F. Grossmann, S. Facsko, and J.F. McGilp, The linear and nonlinear optical response of native-oxide covered rippled Si templates with nanoscale periodicity, Physica Status Solidi (b), 249, 2012, p1173 - 1177 Journal Article, 2012

Verre R, Fleischer K, McGilp JF, Fox D, Behan G, Zhang H, Shvets IV., Controlled in situ growth of tunable plasmonic self-assembled nanoparticle arrays, Nanotechnology, 23, 2012, p035606- Journal Article, 2012 TARA - Full Text

L. Persechini and J.F. McGilp, Chiral second-harmonic generation from small organic molecules at surfaces, Physica Status Solidi (b), 249, 2012, p1155 - 1159 Journal Article, 2012

R Verre, K Fleischer, C Smith, N McAlinden, JF McGilp, IV Shvets, Probing the out-of-plane optical response of plasmonic nanostructures using spectroscopic ellipsometry, Physical Review B, 84, 2011, p085440- Journal Article, 2011 DOI TARA - Full Text URL URL

Carroll, L, Cunniffe, JP, Fleischer, K, Ryan, S, McGilp, JF, Temperature-dependent magnetic second-harmonic generation from Fe nanostructures grown on vicinal W(110), PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 83, 2011, p134429- Journal Article, 2011 URL TARA - Full Text DOI

Charles H. Patterson, Soumya Banerjee and John F. McGilp, Optical and phonon excitations of modified Pandey chains at the Si(111)-2x1 surface, Physical Review B, 84, 2011, p155314- Journal Article, 2011

R. Verre, K. Fleischer, R. G. S. Sofin, N. McAlinden, J. F. McGilp, I. V. Shvets, In-situ characterisation of one-dimensional plasmonic Ag nanocluster arrays, Physical Review B, 83, 2011, p125432- Journal Article, 2011 DOI URL TARA - Full Text

Verre, R., Fleischer, K., Sofin, R.G.S., McAlinden, N., McGilp, J.F., Shvets, I.V., In situ characterization of one-dimensional plasmonic Ag nanocluster arrays, Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 83, (12), 2011, part. no. 125432 Journal Article, 2011 DOI TARA - Full Text

C. H. Patterson, S. Banerjee, J. F. McGilp, Optical and phonon excitations of modified Pandey chains at the Si(111)-2×1 surface, Physical Review B, 84, (15), 2011, p155314- Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text DOI URL

J. P. Cunniffe, D. E. McNally, M. Liberati, E. Arenholz, C. McGuinness, and J. F. McGilp, X-ray magnetic circular dichroism and reflection anisotropy spectroscopy Kerr effect studies of capped magnetic nanowires, Physica Status Solidi B, 247, (8), 2010, p2108 - 2112 Journal Article, 2010

J F McGilp, Probing surface and interface structure using optics, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 22, 2010, p084018/1 - 16 Journal Article, 2010 TARA - Full Text

E. Speiser, S. Chandola, K. Hinrichs, M. Gensch, C. Cobet, S. Wippermann, W. G. Schmidt, F. Bechstedt, W. Richter, K. Fleischer, J F McGilp, N. Esser, Metal-insulator transition in Si(111)-(4 x 1)/(8 x 2)-In studied by optical spectroscopy, PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI B-BASIC SOLID STATE PHYSICS, 247, (8), 2010, p2033 - 2039 Journal Article, 2010

S. Wippermann, W. G. Schmidt, F. Bechstedt, S. Chandola, K. Hinrichs, M. Gensch, N. Esser, K. Fleischer, and J. F. McGilp, Optical anisotropy of Si(111)- (4×1)/(8×2)-In nanowires calculated from first-principles, Phyisica Status Solidi C, 12th International Conference on the Formation of Semiconductor Interfaces (ICFSI-12), 7, 2010, pp133 - 136 Conference Paper, 2010 DOI

N. McAlinden and J. F. McGilp, New evidence for the influence of step morphology on the formation of Au atomic chains on vicinal Si(111) surfaces, EPL, 92, 2010, p67008/1 - 5 Journal Article, 2010 TARA - Full Text

J.F. McGilp, L. Carroll, K. Fleischer, J.P. Cunniffe, S. Ryan, Magnetic second-harmonic generation from interfaces and nanostructures, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 322, (9-12), 2010, p1488 - 1493 Journal Article, 2010 TARA - Full Text

S. Chandola, K. Hinrichs, M. Gensch, N. Esser, S. Wippermann, W. G. Schmidt, F. Bechstedt, K. Fleischer, and J. F. McGilp, Structure of Si(111)-In Nanowires Determined from the Midinfrared Optical Response, Physical Review Letters, 102, 2009, p226805/1 - 226805/4 Journal Article, 2009 TARA - Full Text

N McAlinden, J F McGilp, Using surface and interface optics to probe the capping, with amorphous Si, of Au atom chains grown on vicinal Si(111), Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 21, 2009, p474208/1 - 5 Journal Article, 2009 TARA - Full Text

K. Fleischer, J. Jacob, S. Chandola, N. Esser and J. F. McGilp, Using reflectance anisotropy spectroscopy to characterize capped silver nanostructures grown on silicon, physica status solidi (c), 5, 2008, p2556 - 2560 Journal Article, 2008 DOI

L. Carroll, K. Fleischer and J. F. McGilp, Optimizing the magnetic contrast in the optical second-harmonic response of capped magnetic nanostructures grown on vicinal surfaces, physica status solidi (c), 5, 2008, p2645 - 2648 Journal Article, 2008 DOI

L Carroll, K Fleischer, J P Cunniffe, and J F McGilp, Magnetic second-harmonic generation from the terraces and steps of aligned magnetic nanostructures grown on low symmetry interfaces, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 20, 2008, p265002/1 - 8 Journal Article, 2008 TARA - Full Text

J. Jacob, A. Gomes Silva, K. Fleischer and J. F. McGilp, Optical second-harmonic generation studies of Si(111)-sqrt3xsqrt3-Ag and Si(111)-3x1-Ag grown on vicinal Si(111), physica status solidi (c), 5, 2008, p2649 - 2652 Journal Article, 2008

J. Jacob, N. McAlinden, K. Fleischer, S. Chandola and J.F. McGilp, Reflectance anisotropy studies of 5x2-Au structures grown on Si(111) surfaces with different step formations, physica status solidi (c), 5, 2008, p2569 - 2572 Journal Article, 2008

J. F. McGilp, L. Carroll and K. Fleischer , Determining magnetization curves using optical second-harmonic generation, physica status solidi (c), 5, 2008, p2653 - 2656 Journal Article, 2008

J. F. McGilp, L. Carroll and K. Fleischer, Extracting the hysteresis loops of magnetic interfaces from optical second-harmonic intensity measurements, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 19, 2007, p396002/1 - 13 Journal Article, 2007 TARA - Full Text

K. Fleischer, S. Chandola, N. Esser, W. Richter and J. F. McGilp, Surface phonons of the Si(111):In-(4 x 1) and (8 x 2) phases, Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics), 76, 2007, p205406/1 - 205406/7 Journal Article, 2007 TARA - Full Text

K. Fleischer, L. Carroll, C. Smith and J.F. McGilp, Optical reflectance anisotropy of buried Fe nanostructures on vicinal W(110), Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 19, 2007, p266003/1 - 11 Journal Article, 2007 TARA - Full Text

J.F. McGilp, Using steps at the Si-SiO2 interface to test simple bond models of the optical second-harmonic response, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 19, 2007, p016006/1 - 13 Journal Article, 2007 TARA - Full Text DOI

S. Chandola, J. Jacob, K. Fleischer, P. Vogt, W. Richter and J. F. McGilp, Optical and electronic properties of Ag nanodots on Si(111), Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 18, 2006, p6979 - 6986 Journal Article, 2006

K. Fleischer, S. Chandola, Th. Herrmann, N. Esser, W. Richter and J.F. McGilp, The free-electron response in reflectance anisotropy spectra, Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics), 74, 2006, p195432/1 - 10 Journal Article, 2006 URL DOI TARA - Full Text

L. Carroll, F. Pedreschi, J.D. O'Mahony and J.F. McGilp, Optical reflectance anisotropy studies of Fe nanostructures grown on vicinal W(110), physica status solidi (b), 242, 2005, p2650 - 2654 Journal Article, 2005

K. Fleischer, S. Chandola, N. Esser and J.F. McGilp, Optical properties of indium nanowires - an adsorption study, physica status solidi (b), 242, 2005, p2655 - 2663 Journal Article, 2005

J.F. McGilp and L. Carroll, Bulk and interface contributions to the optical second-harmonic response of native-oxide-covered vicinal Si(111), physica status solidi (b), 242, 2005, p3012 - 3016 Journal Article, 2005

S. Chandola, J. Jacob, K. Fleischer, P. Vogt, W. Richter and J.F. McGilp, Optical response of Ag-induced reconstructions on vicinal Si(111), physica status solidi (b), 242, 2005, p3017 - 3021 Journal Article, 2005

K. Fleischer, S. Chandola, N. Esser, W. Richter, J.F. McGilp, W.G. Schmidt, S. Wang, W. Lu, and J. Bernholc, Atomic indium nanowires on Si(111): the (4x1)-(8x2) phase transition studied with reflectance anisotropy spectroscopy, Applied Surface Science, 234, 2004, p302 - 306 Journal Article, 2004

J. F. McGilp, Optical Second Harmonic Generation and the Characterisation of Low Dimensional Nanostructures on Planar Silicon, Epioptics 7, Epioptics 7, Erice, Sicily, July 20-26, 2002, edited by A Cricenti , World Scientific, New Jersey, 2004, pp62 - 79 Conference Paper, 2004

Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 16, no. 39, (2004), S4243 - S4402p, J F McGilp, [ed.], special issue Journal, 2004

L. Carroll and J. F. McGilp, Phenomenology of magnetic second harmonic generation from low symmetry surfaces and interfaces, physica status solidi (c), 0, 2003, pp3046 - 3049 Conference Paper, 2003

K. Fleischer , S. Chandola, N. Esser, W. Richter, J. F. McGilp, Phonon- and Polarized Reflectance-Spectra from Si(111)-4x1-In: Evidence for a CDW driven phase transition?, Physical Review B, 67, 2003, p235318/1 - 6 Journal Article, 2003

J. F. McGilp and L. Carroll, Bond hyperpolarizabilities - SHG simplified?, physica status solidi (c), 0, 2003, pp3060 - 3064 Conference Paper, 2003

S. Chandola, L. Carroll, and J. F. McGilp, Anisotropic second harmonic generation from Si(111)-4x1-In, physica status solidi (c), 0, 2003, pp3050 - 3054 Conference Paper, 2003

MCGILP, JF, OPTICAL RESPONSE OF LOW-DIMENSIONAL IN NANOSTRUCTURES GROWN BY SELF-ASSEMBLY ON SI SURFACES, PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI A-APPLIED RESEARCH, 188, 2001, p1361 - 1369 Journal Article, 2001

FLEISCHER, K, REFLECTANCE ANISOTROPY SPECTROSCOPY OF SI(111)-(4 X 1)-IN, PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI A-APPLIED RESEARCH, 188, 2001, p1411 - 1416 Journal Article, 2001

CHANDOLA, S, MCGILP, JF, OPTICAL SECOND HARMONIC GENERATION AT SI(111)-IN INTERFACES: EVIDENCE OF QUASI-ONE-DIMENSIONAL METALLICITY, PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI A-APPLIED RESEARCH, 184, 2001, p111 - 116 Journal Article, 2001

G. Joyce, C. Moore, T.S. Perova, C. Beitia, A. Kocot, K. Berwick, R.A. Moore, H. Byrne and J.F. McGilp, Structural Properties and Stress Analysis of SiO2 Thin Films, Book of Pre-Prints of the 3rd International Conference on Materials for Microelectronics, 3rd International Conference on Materials for Microelectronics, Dublin Castle, Ireland., 16-17 October, 2000, pp251 - 254 Conference Paper, 2000

M. Nolan, T.S. Perova, R.A. Moore, C.E. Beitia, J.F. McGilp and H.S. Gamble, Spectroscopic Investigations of Borosilicate Glass and its Application as a Dopant Source for Shallow Junctions, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 147, (8), 2000, p3100 - 3105 Journal Article, 2000 TARA - Full Text

CHANDOLA, S, MCGILP, JF, OPTICAL SECOND HARMONIC GENERATION STUDIES OF INDIUM DEPOSITED ON VICINAL SI(111), PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI A-APPLIED RESEARCH, 175, 1999, p189 - 193 Journal Article, 1999

GAPONENKO, SV, BOGOMOLOV, VN, PETROV, EP, KAPITONOV, AM, YAROTSKY, DA, KALOSHA, II, EYCHMUELLER, AA, ROGACH, AL, MCGILP, J, WOGGON, U, GINDELE, F, SPONTANEOUS EMISSION OF DYE MOLECULES, SEMICONDUCTOR NANOCRYSTALS, AND RARE-EARTH IONS IN OPAL-BASED PHOTONIC CRYSTALS, JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY, 17, 1999, p2128 - 2137 Journal Article, 1999

MCGILP, JF, SECOND-HARMONIC GENERATION AT SEMICONDUCTOR AND METAL SURFACES, SURFACE REVIEW AND LETTERS, 6, 1999, p529 - 558 Review, 1999

MCGILP, JF, OPTICAL SECOND-HARMONIC GENERATION AS A SEMICONDUCTOR SURFACE AND INTERFACE PROBE, PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI A-APPLIED RESEARCH, 175, 1999, p153 - 167 Journal Article, 1999

GAPONENKO, NV, MUDRYI, AV, SERGEEV, OV, BORISENKO, VE, PIVIN, JC, BARAN, AS, STEPANOVA, EA, RATKO, AI, MCGILP, JF, ERBIUM AND TERBIUM LUMINESCENCE FROM SOL-GEL DERIVED IN2O3 FILMS ON POROUS SILICON, PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI A-APPLIED RESEARCH, 165, 1998, p131 - 134 Journal Article, 1998

CHANDOLA, S, POWER, JR, FARRELL, T, WEIGHTMAN, P, MCGILP, JF, THE EFFECT OF SUBMONOLAYER COVERAGES OF GA ON THE OPTICAL ANISOTROPY OF VICINAL SI(001), APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, 123, 1998, p233 - 236 Journal Article, 1998

GAPONENKO, NV, MUDRYI, AV, SERGEEV, OV, BORISENKO, VE, STEPANOVA, EA, BARAN, AS, RATKO, AI, PIVIN, JC, MCGILP, JF, ERBIUM LUMINESCENCE IN SOL-GEL DERIVED OXIDE GLASS FILMS, SPECTROCHIMICA ACTA PART A-MOLECULAR AND BIOMOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY, 54, 1998, p2177 - 2182 Journal Article, 1998

MCGILP, JF, CHANDOLA, S, EPIOPTIC STUDIES OF VICINAL SI(001)-GA, NUOVO CIMENTO DELLA SOCIETA ITALIANA DI FISICA D-CONDENSED MATTER ATOMIC MOLECULAR AND CHEMICAL PHYSICS FLUIDS PLASMAS BIOPHYSICS, 20, 1998, p1019 - 1024 Journal Article, 1998

CHANDOLA, S, CAVANAGH, M, POWER, JR, MCGILP, JF, ADSORPTION OF CA ON STEPPED SI(001) PROBED BY RESONANT OPTICAL SECOND HARMONIC GENERATION, THIN SOLID FILMS, 313, 1998, p565 - 567 Journal Article, 1998

KRAVETSKY, IV, KULYUK, LL, MCGILP, JF, CAVANAGH, M, CHANDOLA, S, BONESS, J, MAROWSKY, G, HARBSMEIER, F, A STUDY OF ION-IMPLANTED SI(111) AND SI(111) SILICON OXIDE BY OPTICAL SECOND HARMONIC GENERATION, SURFACE SCIENCE, 404, 1998, p542 - 546 Journal Article, 1998

MCGILP, JF, EPIOPTICS: PROGRESS AND OPPORTUNITY, THIN SOLID FILMS, 313, 1998, p533 - 536 Journal Article, 1998

GAPONENKO, NV, PARKUN, VM, KATERNOGA, OS, BORISENKO, VE, MUDRYI, AV, STEPANOVA, EA, RATKO, AI, CAVANAGH, M, OKELLY, B, MCGILP, JF, ERBIUM AND TERBIUM PHOTOLUMINESCENCE IN SILICA SOL-GEL FILMS ON POROUS ALUMINA, THIN SOLID FILMS, 297, 1997, p202 - 206 Journal Article, 1997

POWER, JR, FARRELL, T, GERBER, P, CHANDOLA, S, WEIGHTMAN, P, MCGILP, JF, THE INFLUENCE OF MONOLAYER COVERAGES OF SB ON THE OPTICAL ANISOTROPY OF VICINAL SI(001), SURFACE SCIENCE, 372, 1997, p83 - 90 Journal Article, 1997

Optical Second-Harmonic and Sum-Frequency Generation in, editor(s)D. Brune, R. Hellborg, H.J. Whitlow, O. Hunderi , Surface Characterisation, Weinheim, Wiley-VCH, 1997, pp519 - 533, [J. F. McGilp] Book Chapter, 1997

J McGilp, B O'Kelly, B MacCraith, V Ruddy, A waveguide sensor, 1997, European patent no. 0575408 Patent, 1997

POWER, JR, CHANDOLA, S, OMAHONY, JD, WEIGHTMAN, P, MCGILP, JF, ADSORBATE-INDUCED RECONSTRUCTION ON SI(001) PROBED BY RESONANT OPTICAL SECOND HARMONIC GENERATION, SURFACE SCIENCE, 352, 1996, p337 - 340 Journal Article, 1996

POWER, JR, FARRELL, T, GERBER, P, CHANDOLA, S, WEIGHTMAN, S, MCGILP, JF, EFFECT OF ADLAYER DIMER ORIENTATION ON THE OPTICAL ANISOTROPY OF SINGLE DOMAIN SI(001), APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 69, 1996, p176 - 178 Journal Article, 1996

OMAHONY, JD, MCGILP, JF, MUSTERS, PAM, VERBRUGGEN, MHW, FLIPSE, CFJ, QUANTUM-SIZED AU STRUCTURES ON SI(111) STUDIED BY SPECTROSCOPIC ELLIPSOMETRY, SURFACE SCIENCE, 365, 1996, p801 - 806 Journal Article, 1996

J F McGilp, Spectroscopic second harmonic and sum frequency generation at semiconductor interfaces, Highlights of Light Spectroscopy on Semiconductors, Frascati, Italy, 11-12 September 1995, edited by A D'Andrea, L G Quagliano and S Selci , Singapore, World Scientific, 1996, pp53 - 62 Conference Paper, 1996

MCGILP, JF, A REVIEW OF OPTICAL SECOND-HARMONIC AND SUM-FREQUENCY GENERATION AT SURFACES AND INTERFACES, JOURNAL OF PHYSICS D-APPLIED PHYSICS, 29, 1996, p1812 - 1821 Journal Article, 1996

Conclusions in, editor(s)J F McGilp, D Weaire and C H Patterson , Epioptics - Linear and Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy of Surfaces and Interfaces,, Berlin, Springer-Verlag, 1995, pp207 - 209, [J F McGilp] Book Chapter, 1995

COLLINS, IR, MORAN, JT, ANDREWS, PT, COSSO, R, OMAHONY, JD, MCGILP, JF, MARGARITONDO, G, ANGLE-RESOLVED PHOTOEMISSION FROM AN UNUSUAL QUASI-ONE-DIMENSIONAL METALLIC SYSTEM - A SINGLE-DOMAIN AU-INDUCED 5X2 RECONSTRUCTION OF SI(111), SURFACE SCIENCE, 325, 1995, p45 - 49 Journal Article, 1995

MCGILP, JF, OPTICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF SEMICONDUCTOR SURFACES AND INTERFACES, PROGRESS IN SURFACE SCIENCE, 49, 1995, p1 - 106 Review, 1995

G O'Keeffe, B D MacCraith, A K McEvoy, C M McDonagh and J F McGilp, Development of a LED-based phase fluorimetric oxygen sensor using evanescent wave excitation of a sol-gel immobilised dye, Sensors and Actuators B, 29, 1995, p226 - 230 Journal Article, 1995

CAVANAGH, M, POWER, JR, MCGILP, JF, MUNDER, H, BERGER, MG, OPTICAL 2ND-HARMONIC GENERATION STUDIES OF THE STRUCTURE OF POROUS SILICON SURFACES, THIN SOLID FILMS, 255, 1995, p146 - 148 Journal Article, 1995

Second Harmonic and Sum Frequency Generation in, editor(s)J F McGilp, D Weaire and C H Patterson , Epioptics - Linear and Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy of Surfaces and Interfaces, Berlin, Springer-Verlag, 1995, pp183 - 206, [J F McGilp] Book Chapter, 1995

MCGILP, JF, RESONANT OPTICAL SECOND HARMONIC GENERATION FROM VICINAL SI(001)-SB, AND ITS MICROSCOPIC ORIGIN, PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI A-APPLIED RESEARCH, 152, 1995, p227 - 235 Journal Article, 1995

POWER, JR, OMAHONY, JD, CHANDOLA, S, MCGILP, JF, RESONANT OPTICAL 2ND-HARMONIC GENERATION AT THE STEPS OF VICINAL SI(001), PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 75, 1995, p1138 - 1141 Journal Article, 1995

J F McGilp, D Weaire and C H Patterson (eds), Epioptics - Linear and Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy of Surfaces and Interfaces, Berlin, Springer-Verlag, 1995, 1 - 230pp Book, 1995

Introduction in, editor(s)J F McGilp, D Weaire and C H Patterson , Epioptics - Linear and Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy of Surfaces and Interfaces, Berlin, Springer-Verlag, 1995, pp1 - 13, [J F McGilp] Book Chapter, 1995

M Cavanagh, J R Power, J F McGilp, H Münder and M G Berger, Optical second-harmonic generation from porous silicon in UHV, Surface Review and Letters, 1, 1994, p585 - 588 Journal Article, 1994

J R Power, P-E Hansen and J F McGilp, The Si(001) interface studied by optical second harmonic generation, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on the Formation of Semiconductor Interfaces, Julich, Germany, 14-18 June 1993, B. Lengeler, H. Lüth, W. Mönch and J. Pollmann , Singapore, World Scientific, 1994, pp134 - 137 Conference Paper, 1994

B D MacCraith, G. O'Keefe, A. K. McEvoy, C M McDonagh, J F McGilp, B O'Kelly, J D O'Mahony and M Cavanagh, Light-emitting-diode-based oxygen sensing using evanescent wave excitation of a dye-doped sol-gel coating, Optical Engineering, 33, 1994, p3861 - 3866 Journal Article, 1994

POWER, JR, MCGILP, JF, ON THE ROLE OF SURFACE-STATE RESONANCES IN THE OPTICAL 2ND-HARMONIC RESPONSE OF SI(001)-SB, SURFACE SCIENCE, 307, 1994, p1066 - 1070 Journal Article, 1994

MCGILP, JF, CAVANAGH, M, POWER, JR, OMAHONY, JD, PROBING SEMICONDUCTOR INTERFACES USING NONLINEAR-OPTICAL SPECTROSCOPY, OPTICAL ENGINEERING, 33, 1994, p3895 - 3900 Journal Article, 1994

B.D. MacCraith, C. McDonagh, G. O'Keeffe, T. Butler, B. O'Kelly and J.F. McGilp, Fibre Optic Chemical Sensors Based on Evanescent Wave Interactions in Sol-Gel-Derived Porous Coatings, Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, 2, 1994, p661 - 665 Journal Article, 1994

OMAHONY, JD, MCGILP, JF, FLIPSE, CFJ, WEIGHTMAN, P, LEIBSLE, FM, NUCLEATION AND EVOLUTION OF THE AU-INDUCED 5-X-2 STRUCTURE ON VICINAL SI(111), PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 49, 1994, p2527 - 2535 Journal Article, 1994

MCGILP, JF, TANG, ZR, CAVANAGH, M, RESONANCE AND LOCAL-FIELD EFFECTS IN THE CHARACTERIZATION OF MOLECULAR MONOLAYERS BY OPTICAL 2ND-HARMONIC GENERATION, SYNTHETIC METALS, 61, 1994, p181 - 184 Journal Article, 1994

MCGILP, JF, SPECTROSCOPIC OPTICAL 2ND-HARMONIC GENERATION FROM SEMICONDUCTOR INTERFACES, APPLIED PHYSICS A-MATERIALS SCIENCE & PROCESSING, 59, 1994, p401 - 405 Journal Article, 1994

MCGILP, JF, OPTICAL IN-SITU SURFACE CONTROL DURING MOVPE AND MBE GROWTH - DISCUSSION, PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON SERIES A-MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES, 344, 1993, 466 - 467 Miscellaneous, 1993

OMAHONY, JD, MCGILP, JF, VERBRUGGEN, MHW, FLIPSE, CFJ, EPIOPTIC ANALYSIS OF THE INITIAL ORDERED GROWTH OF AU ON SI(111), APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, 63, 1993, p266 - 268 Journal Article, 1993

Z-R Tang, M Cavanagh and J F McGilp, The effect of the local field on the optical second-harmonic response of mixed liquid crystal-stearic acid monolayers, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 5, 1993, p3791 - 3800 Journal Article, 1993

OMAHONY, JD, MCGILP, JF, VERBRUGGEN, MHW, FLIPSE, CFJ, AU STRUCTURES ON SI(111) STUDIED BY SPECTROSCOPIC ELLIPSOMETRY AND OPTICAL 2ND-HARMONIC GENERATION, SURFACE SCIENCE, 287, 1993, p713 - 717 Journal Article, 1993

B D MacCraith, C M McDonagh, G O'Keefe, E T Keyes, J G Vos, B O'Kelly and J F McGilp, Fibre optic oxygen sensor based on fluorescence quenching of evanescent-wave excited ruthenium complexes in sol-gel-derived porous coatings, The Analyst, 118, 1993, p385 - 388 Journal Article, 1993

POWER, JR, MCGILP, JF, RESONANCE IN THE OPTICAL 2ND-HARMONIC RESPONSE FROM THE SI(111)-SB INTERFACE, SURFACE SCIENCE, 287, 1993, p708 - 712 Journal Article, 1993

TANG, ZR, CAVANAGH, M, MCGILP, JF, THE EFFECT OF THE LOCAL-FIELD ON THE OPTICAL 2ND-HARMONIC RESPONSE OF MIXED LIQUID-CRYSTAL STEARIC-ACID MONOLAYERS, JOURNAL OF PHYSICS-CONDENSED MATTER, 5, 1993, p3791 - 3800 Journal Article, 1993

MCGILP, JF, INSITU OPTICAL SPECTROSCOPY OF SURFACES AND INTERFACES WITH SUBMONOLAYER RESOLUTION, APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, 63, 1993, p99 - 105 Journal Article, 1993

POWER, JR, MCGILP, JF, OPTICAL 2ND HARMONIC-GENERATION FROM THE SI(111)-SB INTERFACE, APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, 63, 1993, p111 - 114 Journal Article, 1993

G. O'Keeffe, B.D. MacCraith, C. McDonagh, B. O'Kelly and J.F. McGilp, LED-based Fibre Optic Oxygen Sensor Using Sol-Gel-Entrapped Dyes, Proceedings of Sensors VI (Technology, Systems and Applications), Manchester, England, 1993, pp75 - 79 Conference Paper, 1993

J D O'Mahony, J F McGilp, F M Leibsle, P Weightman and C F J Flipse, Control of terrace width and atomic step distribution on vicinal Si(111) by thermal processing, Semiconductor Science and Technology, 8, 1993, p495 - 501 Journal Article, 1993

Second Harmonic Generation from Langmuir-Blodgett Films of Donor Acceptor Carotinoids in, editor(s)H Kuzmany, M Mehring and S Roth , Electronic Properties of Polymers, Berlin, Springer-Verlag, 1992, pp209 - 212, [E Walsh, M Cavanagh, Z R Tang, W J Blau, J F McGilp, Th. Wagner, S Hagen and S Roth] Book Chapter, 1992

TANG, ZR, MCGILP, JF, RESONANT OPTICAL 2ND-HARMONIC GENERATION FROM MIXED LIQUID CRYSTAL-STEARIC ACID MONOLAYERS, JOURNAL OF PHYSICS-CONDENSED MATTER, 4, 1992, p7965 - 7972 Journal Article, 1992

C M McDonagh, G Ennis, P Marron, B O'Kelly and J F McGilp, Eu3+ as a fluorescent probe of glass formation by the sol-gel process, The Physics of Non-Crystalline Solids, edited by L D Pine, W C LaCourse and H J Stevens , London, Taylor and Francis, 1992, pp504 - 508 Conference Paper, 1992

OMAHONY, JD, PATTERSON, CH, MCGILP, JF, LEIBSLE, FM, WEIGHTMAN, P, FLIPSE, CFJ, THE AU-INDUCED 5X2 RECONSTRUCTION ON SI(111), SURFACE SCIENCE, 277, 1992, L57 - L62 Miscellaneous, 1992

KELLY, PV, OMAHONY, JD, MCGILP, JF, RASING, T, OPTICAL 2ND HARMONIC-GENERATION FROM THE SI(111)-GA INTERFACE, APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, 56-8, 1992, p453 - 456 Journal Article, 1992

OMAHONY, JD, KELLY, PV, MCGILP, JF, OPTICAL 2ND HARMONIC-GENERATION FROM ORDERED SI(111)-AU INTERFACES, APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, 56-8, 1992, p449 - 452 Journal Article, 1992

C McDonagh, G Ennis, P Marron, B O'Kelly, Z R Tang and J F McGilp, Characterisation of sol-gel glasses using optical probes, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 147/8, 1992, p97 - 101 Journal Article, 1992

KELLY, PV, OMAHONY, JD, MCGILP, JF, RASING, T, STUDY OF SURFACE ELECTRONIC-STRUCTURE OF SI(111)-GA BY RESONANT OPTICAL 2ND HARMONIC-GENERATION, SURFACE SCIENCE, 270, 1992, p849 - 853 Journal Article, 1992

C. H. Patterson, Bond calculation of optical second harmonic generation at gallium-terminated and arsenic-terminated Si(111) surfaces, Journal of Physics Condensed Matter, 4, 1992, p4017 - 4037 Journal Article, 1992

KELLY, PV, OMAHONY, JD, RASING, T, MCGILP, JF, CHARACTERIZATION OF THE SI(111)-GA INTERFACE USING OPTICAL 2ND-HARMONIC GENERATION, JOURNAL OF PHYSICS-CONDENSED MATTER, 3, 1991, pS193 - S198 Journal Article, 1991

KELLY, PV, TANG, ZR, WOOLF, DA, WILLIAMS, RH, MCGILP, JF, OPTICAL 2ND HARMONIC-GENERATION FROM SI(111)1X1-AS AND SI(100)2X1-AS, SURFACE SCIENCE, 251, 1991, p87 - 91 Journal Article, 1991

K Devlin, B O'Kelly, Z R Tang, C M McDonagh and J F McGilp, A structural study of the sol-gel process by optical spectroscopy, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 135, 1991, p8 - 14 Journal Article, 1991

B D MacCraith, V Ruddy, C Potter, B O'Kelly and J F McGilp, Optical waveguide sensor using evanescent wave excitation of fluorescent dye in sol-gel glass, Electronics Letters, 27, 1991, p1247 - 1248 Journal Article, 1991

VERDOZZI, C, CINI, M, MCGILP, JF, MONDIO, G, NORMAN, D, EVANS, JA, LAINE, AD, FOWLES, PS, DUO, L, WEIGHTMAN, P, N6,7O4,5O4,5 AUGER SPECTRUM OF METALLIC AU, PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 43, 1991, p9550 - 9557 Journal Article, 1991

MCGILP, J, GLASS CAGES MAKE SENSE, PHYSICS WORLD, 4, 1991, p23 - & Journal Article, 1991

Materials Science and Engineering B, 5, 2, (1990), 1 - 343p, G M Crean, M Locatelli and J McGilp, [eds.], special issue Journal, 1990

EVANS, JA, LAINE, AD, FOWLES, PS, DUO, L, MCGILP, JF, MONDIO, G, NORMAN, D, WEIGHTMAN, P, SIMPLIFICATION OF THE N6,7O4,5O4,5 AUGER SPECTRUM OF AU, JOURNAL OF PHYSICS-CONDENSED MATTER, 2, 1990, p195 - 200 Journal Article, 1990

MCGILP, JF, EPIOPTICS - LINEAR AND NONLINEAR OPTICAL SPECTROSCOPY OF SURFACES AND INTERFACES, JOURNAL OF PHYSICS-CONDENSED MATTER, 2, 1990, p7985 - 8006 Review, 1990

C McDonagh, B O'Kelly, K Devlin, Z R Tang and J F McGilp, Optical characterisation of sol-gel glasses, Institute of Physics Conference Series 111, New Materials and their Applications 1990, 1990, pp435 - 440 Conference Paper, 1990

Structure of the W/GaAs interface in, Properties of Gallium Arsenide, EMIS Datareviews Series (GB) No.2, 2nd edition, London, INSPEC, Institution of Electrical Engineers, 1990, pp411 - 412, [J F McGilp] Book Chapter, 1990

Structure of the Pt/GaAs interface in, Properties of Gallium Arsenide, EMIS Datareviews Series (GB) No.2, 2nd edition, London, INSPEC, Institution of Electrical Engineers, 1990, pp409 - 410, [J F McGilp] Book Chapter, 1990

ADAMSON, S, OCARROLL, C, MCGILP, JF, MONTE-CARLO CALCULATIONS OF THE BEAM FLUX DISTRIBUTION FROM MOLECULAR-BEAM EPITAXY SOURCES, JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B, 7, 1989, p487 - 490 Journal Article, 1989

MCGILP, JF, OPTICAL 2ND-HARMONIC GENERATION FOR STUDYING SURFACES AND INTERFACES, JOURNAL OF PHYSICS-CONDENSED MATTER, 1, 1989, pSB85 - SB92 Journal Article, 1989

Materials Science and Engineering A, 122, 1, (1989), 1 - 135p, G M Crean, M Locatelli, J F McGilp, [eds.], special issue Journal, 1989

ADAMSON, S, OCARROLL, C, MCGILP, JF, THE SPATIAL-DISTRIBUTION OF FLUX PRODUCED BY SINGLE CAPILLARY GAS DOSERS, VACUUM, 38, 1988, p341 - 344 Journal Article, 1988

The structure of the Si/Ag interface in, Properties of Silicon, EMIS Datareviews Series (GB) no.4, London, INSPEC, Institution of Electrical Engineers, 1988, pp725 - 728, [J F McGilp] Book Chapter, 1988

ADAMSON, S, OCARROLL, C, MCGILP, JF, THE ANGULAR-DISTRIBUTION OF THERMAL MOLECULAR-BEAMS FORMED BY SINGLE CAPILLARIES IN THE MOLECULAR-FLOW REGIME, VACUUM, 38, 1988, p463 - 467 Journal Article, 1988

MCGRATH, R, MCGILP, JF, MCGOVERN, IT, MORGAN, SJ, HERRENDENHARKER, WG, WILLIAMS, RH, METAL ADATOMS ON OXIDIZED SILICON SURFACES, SEMICONDUCTOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 3, 1988, p937 - 942 Journal Article, 1988

The structure of the Si/Cu interface in, Properties of Silicon, EMIS Datareviews Series (GB) no.4, London, INSPEC, Institution of Electrical Engineers, 1988, pp746 - 748, [J F McGilp] Book Chapter, 1988

MCLEAN, AB, WILLIAMS, RH, MCGILP, JF, METAL D-LEVEL INDUCED MID-GAP FERMI LEVEL PINNING ON GAAS(110), SOLID STATE COMMUNICATIONS, 65, 1988, p1415 - 1418 Journal Article, 1988

MCLEAN, AB, WILLIAMS, RH, MCGILP, JF, METAL D-LEVEL INDUCED MID-GAP FERMI LEVEL PINNING ON GAAS(110), JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B, 6, 1988, p1252 - 1256 Journal Article, 1988

MCGILP, JF, MCLEAN, AB, SCHOTTKY CONTACTS TO CLEAVED GAAS (110) SURFACES .2. THERMODYNAMIC ASPECTS, JOURNAL OF PHYSICS C-SOLID STATE PHYSICS, 21, 1988, p807 - 818 Journal Article, 1988

The structure of the Si/Au interface in, Properties of Silicon, EMIS Datareviews Series (GB) no.4, London, INSPEC, Institution of Electrical Engineers, 1988, pp732 - 735, [J F McGilp] Book Chapter, 1988

MCGILP, JF, DETERMINING METAL-SEMICONDUCTOR INTERFACE STRUCTURE BY OPTICAL 2ND-HARMONIC GENERATION, SEMICONDUCTOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 2, 1987, p102 - 107 Journal Article, 1987

J F McGilp, Determining metal-semiconductor interface structure by optical second harmonic generation, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A, 5, 1987, p1442 - 1446 Journal Article, 1987

J F McGilp, Alloying and entropy effects in predicting metal/compound-semiconductor interface reactivity, Journal of Materials Research, 2, 1987, p516 - 523 Journal Article, 1987

ADAMSON, S, MCGILP, JF, MEASUREMENT OF GAS FLUX DISTRIBUTIONS FROM SINGLE CAPILLARIES USING A MODIFIED, UHV-COMPATIBLE ION GAUGE, AND COMPARISON WITH THEORY, VACUUM, 36, 1986, p227 - 232 Journal Article, 1986

J F McGilp and Y Yeh, Probing the buried metal-semiconductor interface by optical second harmonic generation: Au on Si(111) and Si(100), Solid State Communications, 59, 1986, p91 - 94 Journal Article, 1986

MCGOVERN, IT, DIETZ, E, ROTERMUND, HH, BRADSHAW, AM, BRAUN, W, RADLIK, W, MCGILP, JF, SOFT-X-RAY PHOTOEMISSION SPECTROSCOPY OF METAL MOLYBDENUM-DISULFIDE INTERFACES, SURFACE SCIENCE, 152, 1985, p1203 - 1212 Journal Article, 1985

MCGILP, JF, MCGOVERN, IT, A SIMPLE SEMIQUANTITATIVE MODEL FOR CLASSIFYING METAL COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR INTERFACE REACTIVITY, JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B, 3, 1985, p1641 - 1644 Journal Article, 1985

MCGILP, JF, ON PREDICTING THE CHEMICAL-REACTIVITY OF METAL-SEMICONDUCTOR INTERFACES, JOURNAL OF PHYSICS C-SOLID STATE PHYSICS, 17, 1984, p2249 - 2254 Journal Article, 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

ORAIFEARTAIGH, C, MCGILP, JF, CALCULATION OF DIFFERENTIAL SCATTERING CROSS-SECTIONS FOR CLASSICAL BINARY ELASTIC COLLISIONS, COMPUTER PHYSICS COMMUNICATIONS, 28, 1983, p255 - 264 Journal Article, 1983

J F McGilp and P Weightman, Calculation of the electron binding energies of atomic Zn, Cd and Hg: evidence of a many-electron shift in the gas phase X-ray photoemission spectra of core levels, Journal of Physics B: Atomic and Molecular Physics, 13, 1980, p1953 - 1960 Journal Article, 1980

J F McGilp and A W Parke, Angle-resolved UPS of GaS, GaSe and GaS0.6Se0.4, physica status solidi (b), 94, 1979, p685 - 689 Journal Article, 1979

J F McGilp and P Weightman, The L3M2,3M4,5, L2,3M2,3M2,3 and L3M1M4,5 Auger spectra of Cu, Zn and Ge, Journal of Physics C: Solid State Physics, 11, 1978, p643 - 650 Journal Article, 1978

J F McGilp, P Weightman and E J McGuire, The N6,7O4,5O4,5 Auger spectra of thallium, lead and bismuth, Journal of Physics C: Solid State Physics, 10, 1977, p3445 - 3460 Journal Article, 1977

J F McGilp and P Weightman, The L2,3M4,5M4,5 Auger and photoelectron spectra of germanium, Journal of Physics C: Solid State Physics, 9, 1976, p3541 - 3556 Journal Article, 1976

P Weightman, J F McGilp and C E Johnson, Solid state effects in the quasi-atomic L2,3M4,5M4,5 Auger spectra of zinc, Journal of Physics C: Solid State Physics, 9, 1976, pL585 - L590 Journal Article, 1976

J F McGilp and I G Main, Electrical characteristics of an X-ray photoelectron spectrometer, Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena, 6, 1975, p397 - 409 Journal Article, 1975

P Burroughs, A Hamnett, J F McGilp and A F Orchard, Radiation damage in some platinum (IV) complexes produced during soft X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic studies, Journal of the Chemical Society Faraday Transactions II, 71, 1975, p177 - 187 Journal Article, 1975

Research Expertise

Description

Surface and interface physics; epitaxial growth of nanostructured material on planar surfaces; low dimensional magnetic nanostructures. Linear and nonlinear optical response of surfaces, interfaces and ultrathin films. Optical response of capped nanostructures.

Projects

  • Title
    • Band structure engineering of atomic wires on semiconductor surfaces
  • Summary
    • The electrical properties of nanostructures is of huge importance, because progress in ICT is driven by making electronic devices with smaller active regions that are faster and more energy efficient. Aligned atomic chains of gold have recently been grown on silicon and germanium surfaces by self-assembly. Band-gap engineering of these ultimate atomic nanostructures appears possible, but the physics is controversial. A new interface optical probe, combined with state-of-the-art calculations using high-performance computers, will be used to solve this frontiers research problem and to probe whether band-gap engineered atomic wires can be protected from degradation by capping.
  • Funding Agency
    • Science foundation Ireland
  • Date From
    • 1/10/2011
  • Date To
    • 30/9/15
  • Title
    • Chiral structures at crystalline interfaces
  • Summary
    • The molecules of life are chiral. For ICT, advanced materials for biological recognition and biochemical sensing will need chiral molecular structures attached to silicon surfaces to functionalise them. Biological amino acids are levorotatory, but circular dichroism cannot detect chirality in monolayers at surfaces, as the response is very weak. Progress is slow in this important materials area. The project will grow chiral structures on crystalline silicon, gold and silver, using second-harmonic (SH) generation to detect the chirality. Femtosecond laser pulses will be amplified and tuned into electronic resonances at the SH frequency to produce measurable signals without damaging the material.
  • Funding Agency
    • SFI
  • Date From
    • 1/7/08
  • Date To
    • 30/6/11
  • Title
    • In situ characterization and control of defects at the interface between new high-k dielectric materials and silicon
  • Summary
    • Progress in ICT requires making electronic devices with smaller active regions, because these are faster and more efficient. Nanoscale features of 45nm on silicon are being developed, requiring SiO2 gate oxides <1nm thick, which then leak by quantum mechanical tunneling. High-k dielectrics offer the possibility of using thicker layers to deliver the required performance with the same chip architecture. Growing new, high-k gate oxide is very difficult and will be optimized by a new application of electric-field-induced second-harmonic generation to make in situ, contactless measurements of the band offset and defect density at the oxide interface during growth.
  • Funding Agency
    • SFI
  • Date From
    • 1/6/07
  • Date To
    • 31/5/10
  • Title
    • Protecting nanowires grown on planar silicon
  • Summary
    • Progress in ICT is driven by making electronic devices with ever smaller active regions, because these produce faster and more efficient devices. Aligned atomic wires of indium have been successfully grown on silicon single crystal surfaces by nucleation at atomic steps but, to be useful, such nanowires must be capped by ultra-thin films to protect them from contamination. The interfacial region formed by capping will have a critical effect on the properties of these nanowires. New linear and nonlinear optical techniques, using a femtosecond laser, will be used to probe the crystallographic and electronic structure of this unexplored interfacial region.
  • Funding Agency
    • SFI
  • Date From
    • 1/6/06
  • Date To
    • 31/5/09
  • Title
    • Nanoscale magnetism in atomic wires protected by capping layers
  • Summary
    • Progress in ICT is driven by making electronic and magnetic devices with ever smaller active regions, because these produce faster and more efficient devices. Single atomic wires of cobalt, possessing unusual magnetic properties, have been successfully grown on platinum single crystal surfaces but, to be useful, such nanowires must be capped by ultra-thin films to protect them from contamination. The interfacial region formed by capping will affect the properties of these nanoscale magnetic structures. New linear and nonlinear magneto-optic techniques, using a femtosecond laser, will be used to probe the crystallographic and magnetic structure of this critical interfacial region.
  • Funding Agency
    • SFI
  • Date From
    • 1/8/05
  • Date To
    • 31/1/09

Keywords

2ND HARMONIC GENERATION; Condensed matter, optical and dielectric properties; ELECTRONIC-STRUCTURE; ELLIPSOMETRY; EPIOPTICS; FILMS; GLASSES; HYPERPOLARIZABILITIES; INTERFACES; LOW-ENERGY ELECTRON DIFFRACTION (LEED); Magnetism and spin electronics; METAL-SEMICONDUCTOR INTERFACES; METAL-SURFACES; MOLECULAR-ORIENTATION; MONOLAYERS; Nanotechnology; OPTICAL-PROPERTIES; PHOTOEMISSION; QUANTUM CHAINS; QUANTUM DOTS; REFLECTANCE; SECOND HARMONIC GENERATION; Semiconductor physics and technologies; SEMICONDUCTOR SURFACES; SILICON; Surface and interface physics; Surface Physics; SURFACES; VICINAL SI(111) SURFACES

Recognition

Awards and Honours

Member of the Royal Irish Academy 2003

Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin 1991

Fellow of the Instutute of Physics 1988

Memberships

Royal Irish Academy, Institute of Physics, American Vacuum Society, Materials Research Society