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Group Member

Dr. Karsten Fleischer
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Physics

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

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

D. Ali, M. Z. Butt, C. Coughlan, D. Caffrey, I. V. Shvets, and K. Fleischer, Nitrogen grain-boundary passivation of In-doped ZnO transparent conducting oxide, PHYSICAL REVIEW MATERIALS, 2, 2018, p043402- Journal Article, 2018 URL DOI TARA - Full Text

David Caffrey, Emma Norton, Cormac Ó Coileáin, Christopher M. Smith, Brendan Bulfin, Leo Farrell, Igor V. Shvets, Karsten Fleischer, Decoupling the refractive index from the electrical properties of transparent conducting oxides via periodic superlattices, Scientific Reports, 6, 2016, p33006- Journal Article, 2016 TARA - Full Text URL DOI

Karsten Fleischer , Emma Norton, Daragh Mullarkey, David Caffrey and Igor V. Shvets, Article Quantifying the Performance of P-Type Transparent Conducting Oxides by Experimental Methods, Materrials, 10, (9), 2017, p1019- Journal Article, 2017 URL TARA - Full Text DOI

Ozhet Mauit, Karsten Fleischer, Cormac Ó Coileáin, Brendan Bulfin, Daniel S. Fox, Christopher M. Smith, Daragh Mullarkey, Gulnar Sugurbekova, Hongzhou Zhang, and Igor V. Shvets, Ultrathin magnetite in Fe3O4/MgO superlattices: Investigating the enhanced thin film magnetic moment, PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 95, 2017, p125128- Journal Article, 2017 TARA - Full Text URL DOI

Leo Farrell, Synthesis of nanocrystalline Cu deficient CuCrO2 - a high figure of merit p-type transparent semiconductor, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 4, 2016, p126 - 134 Journal Article, 2016 DOI TARA - Full Text

K. Fleischer, O. Mauit and I. V. Shvets, Stability and capping of magnetite ultra-thin films, Applied Physics Letters, 104, (19), 2014, p192401 Journal Article, 2014 URL TARA - Full Text

Fleischer, K., Ualibek, O., Verre, R., Shvets, I.V., Formation of plasmonic nanoparticle arrays -rules and recipes for an ordered growth, Physica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research, 253, (2), 2016, p198 - 205 Journal Article, 2016 TARA - Full Text

R. Verre,* N. Maccaferri, K. Fleischer, M. Svedendahl, N. Odebo Länk, A. Dmitriev, P. Vavassori, I. V. Shvets and M. Käll, Polarization conversion-based molecular sensing using anisotropic plasmonic metasurfaces, Nanoscale, 8, 2016, p10576- Journal Article, 2016 TARA - Full Text

Arca, E; Fleischer, K; Shvets, I.V., Magnesium, nitrogen codoped Cr2O3: A p-type transparent conducting oxide, Applied Physics Letters, 99, (11), 2011, p111910- Journal Article, 2011 DOI URL TARA - Full Text

L. Farrell, E. Norton, B.J. O'Dowd, D. Caffrey, I. V. Shvets, K. Fleischer, Spray pyrolysis growth of a high figure of merit, nano-crystalline, p-type transparent conducting material at low temperature, Applied Physics Letters, 107, 2015, p031901- Journal Article, 2015 DOI TARA - Full Text

Fleischer, K.; Arca, E.; Shvets, I. V., Improving solar cell efficiency with optically optimised TCO layers, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 101, 2012, p262 - 269 Journal Article, 2012 TARA - Full Text DOI URL

Losurdo, M., Bergmair, M., Bruno, G., Cattelan, D., Cobet, C., De Martino, A., Fleischer, K., (...), Saxl, O., Spectroscopic ellipsometry and polarimetry for materials and systems analysis at the nanometer scale: State-of-the-art, potential, and perspectives , Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 11, (7), 2009, p1521-1554 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

Karsten Fleischer, Elisabetta Arca, Christopher Smith, I. V. Shvets, Aluminium doped Zn1−xMgxO-A transparent conducting oxide with tunable optical and electrical properties, Applied Physics Letters, 101, (12), 2012, p121918- Journal Article, 2012 URL TARA - Full Text DOI

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

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

Sergeeva, Natalia, Chaika, Alexander N, Walls, Brian, Murphy, Barry, Walshe, Killian, Martin, David, Richards, Billy D O, Jose, Gin, Fleischer, K, Aristov, Victor, Molodtsova, Olga, Shvets, Igor V, Krasnikov, Sergey, A photochemical approach for a fast and self-limited covalent modification of surface supported graphene with photoactive dyes., Nanotechnology, 29, (27), 2018, p275705- Journal Article, 2018 DOI TARA - Full Text

Elisabetta Arca, Karsten Fleischer, Sergey A. Krasnikov, and Igor Shvets, Effect of Chemical Precursors On the Optical and Electrical Properties of p‐Type Transparent Conducting Cr2O3:(Mg,N), The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 117, (42), 2013, p21901 - 21907 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 DOI URL TARA - Full Text

B. Walls, O. Luebben, K. Palotas, K. Fleischer, K. Walshe, I. V. Shvets, Oxygen vacancy induced surface stabilization: (110) terminated magnetite, Physical Review B, 94, 2016, p165424- Journal Article, 2016 TARA - Full Text DOI URL

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

O. Mauit, K. Fleischer, B. O'Dowd, D. Mullarkey, I.V. Shvets, Growth and characterization of epitaxial magnesium ferrite thin films, Thin Solid Films, 621, 2016, p290 - 295 Journal Article, 2016 TARA - Full Text DOI

Arca, E., Fleischer, K., Shvets, I., Tuning the crystallographic, morphological, optical and electrical properties of ZnO:Al grown by spray pyrolysis, Thin Solid Films , 555, 2014, p9 - 12 Journal Article, 2014 DOI TARA - Full Text

E. Arca, K. Fleischer, I. V. Shvets, Influence of the Precursors and Chemical Composition of the Solution on the Properties of ZnO Thin Films Grown by Spray Pyrolysis, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 113, (50), 2009, p21074 - 21081 Journal Article, 2009 DOI TARA - Full Text

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

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 URL TARA - Full Text DOI

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

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

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, 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

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 TARA - Full Text DOI URL

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

FLEISCHER, K, CHANDOLA, S, ESSER, N, RICHTER, W, MCGILP, JF, REFLECTANCE ANISOTROPY SPECTROSCOPY OF SI(111)-(4 X 1)-IN, PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI A-APPLIED RESEARCH, 188, 2002, p1411 - 1416 Journal Article, 2002

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

Ruggero verre, Equilibrium faceting formation in vicinal Al2O3 (0001) surface caused by annealing, Surface Science, 606, (23-24), 2012, p1815 - 1820 Journal Article, 2012 URL TARA - Full Text DOI

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 TARA - Full Text 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 TARA - Full Text URL DOI

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

E. Arca, K. Fleischer, I.V. Shvets, An alternative fluorine precursor for the synthesis of SnO2:F by spray pyrolysis, Thin Solid Films, 520, (6), 2012, p1856-1861 Journal Article, 2012 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

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

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 URL TARA - Full Text DOI URL

Verre, R, Fleischer, K, Ualibek, O, Shvets, IV, Self-assembled broadband plasmonic nanoparticle arrays for sensing applications, Applied Physics Letters, 100, (3), 2012, p031102 Journal Article, 2012 TARA - Full Text DOI

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 TARA - Full Text DOI

Liao, Z.-M., Han, B.-H., Wu, H.-C., Yashina, L.V., Yan, Y., Zhou, Y.-B., Bie, Y.-Q., (...), Yu, D.-P.e, Surface plasmon on topological insulator/dielectric interface enhanced ZnO ultraviolet photoluminescence, AIP Advances, 2, (2), 2012, part. no. 022105 Journal Article, 2012 TARA - Full Text DOI

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

Fleischer K, Caffrey D, Farrell L, Norton E, Mullarkey D, Arca E, Shvets I.V, Raman spectra of p-type transparent semiconducting Cr2O3:Mg, Thin Solid Films, 594, 2015, p245 - 249 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text DOI URL

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

E. Norton, L. Farrell, S. D. Callaghan, C. McGuinness, I. V. Shvets and K. Fleischer, X-ray spectroscopic studies of the electronic structure of chromium-based p-type transparent conducting oxides, Physical Review B, 93, 2016, p115302- Journal Article, 2016 TARA - Full Text URL

Lina Persechini, Ruggero Verre, Christopher M. Smith, Karsten Fleischer, Igor V. Shvets, Mukesh Ranjan, Stefan Facsko, 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 DOI TARA - Full Text

Fleischer, K. and Kim, S. and Walls, B. and Zhussupbekov, K. and Shvets, I.V., Optical Anisotropy of SrTiO3(110) for Different Surface Terminations, Physica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research, 2017, p700459 - Journal Article, 2017 DOI TARA - Full Text

Walls, B., Fleischer, K., Zhussupbekov, K., Lubben, O., Walshe, K., Shvets, I. V., Reflectance anisotropy spectroscopy of Fe3O4(110): Anisotropic strain, Physical Review B, 98, (4), 2018 Journal Article, 2018 TARA - Full Text URL

Norton E., Farrell L., Zhussupbekova A., Mullarkey D., Caffrey D., Papanastasiou D.T., Oser D., Bellet D., Shvets I.V., Fleischer K., Bending stability of Cu0.4CrO2 - A transparent p-type conducting oxide for large area flexible electronics, AIP Advances, 8, (8), 2018, p085013- Journal Article, 2018 TARA - Full Text DOI

Caffrey, David, Norton, Emma, Coileain, Cormac O., Smith, Christopher M., Shvets, Igor, V, Fleischer, Karsten, Increasing the refractive index of materials via nanolamination: a-IGZO/TiO(2) nanolaminates, Physical Review Materials, 2, (9), 2018, p096002- Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Karsten Fleischer, Naganivetha Thiyagarajah, Yong-Chang Lau, Davide Betto, Kiril Borisov, Christopher C. Smith, Igor V. Shvets, J. M. D. Coey, Karsten Rode, Magneto-optic Kerr effect in a spin-polarized zero-moment ferrimagnet, Physical Review B, 98, (13), 2018 Journal Article, 2018 TARA - Full Text DOI

Arca, E., Alternative Precursors for the Synthesis of SnO2:F by Spray Pyrolysis, 2010, p3130 Journal Article, 2010

Fleischer, K., Improvement of solar cell efficiency with optically optimised TCO, 2010, p389 Journal Article, 2010

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

Esser, N., Fleischer, K., Chandola, S., McGilp, J., Surface resonant raman spectroscopy at Indium-nanowire-terminated Si(111), Springer Proceedings in Physics, 127, 2009, p247-255 Journal Article, 2009

, Effect of light on the reflectance anisotropy and chain-oxygen related Raman signal in untwinned, underdoped crystals of YBa2Cu 3O7-", Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 67, (1-3), 2006, p340-343 Journal Article, 2006

, Electronic structure and reflectance anisotropy spectrum of InAs(110), Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 71, (12), 2005 Journal Article, 2005

, Optical anisotropy of Cs nanostructures on III-V(110) surfaces, Journal of Physics Condensed Matter, 16, (39), 2004 Journal Article, 2004

, Photoinduced chain-oxygen ordering in detwinned YBa 2Cu 3O 6.7 single crystals studied by reflectance-anisotropy spectroscopy, Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 69, (22), 2004 Journal Article, 2004

, Structural analysis by reflectance anisotropy spectroscopy: As and Sb on GaAs(110), Journal of Physics Condensed Matter, 16, (39), 2004 Journal Article, 2004

Nickel, N.H., Fleischer, K., Hydrogen Local Vibrational Modes in Zinc Oxide, Physical Review Letters, 90, (19), 2003 Journal Article, 2003

Speiser, E, Schmidtling, T, Fleischer, K, Esser, N, Richter, W, Mendoza, BS, In-situ Raman spectroscopy on III-V semiconductors at high temperature in MOVPE, Physica Status Solidi C: Current Topics in Solid State Physics, Vol 0, No 8, 0, (8), 2003, p2949-2955 Journal Article, 2003

, Micro-Raman studies of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers with Al xO y/GaAs distributed Bragg reflectors, Applied Physics Letters, 81, (14), 2002, p2544-2546 Journal Article, 2002

, Superconductivity in Sn films on InSb(1 1 0) taking account of the film morphology and structure, Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications, 377, (1-2), 2002, p89-95 Journal Article, 2002

, Atomic structure and optical anisotropy of III-V(001) surfaces, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures, 19, (5), 2001, p1756-1761 Journal Article, 2001

Schmidt, W.G., Bechstedt, F., Fleischer, K., Cobet, C., Esser, N., Richter, W., Bernholc, J., Onida, G., GaAs(001): Surface structure and optical properties, Physica Status Solidi (A) Applied Research, 188, (4), 2001, p1401-1409 Journal Article, 2001

Astropekakis, A., Power, J.R., Fleischer, K., Esser, N., Galata, S., Papadimitriou, D., Richter, W., Influence of Sn on the optical anisotropy of single-domain Si(001), Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 63, (8), 2001, p853171-853179 Journal Article, 2001

Didschuns, I., Fleischer, K., Frisch, A.-M., Schilbe, P., Esser, N., Richter, W., Lüders, K., The electrical and structural properties of granular superconducting Sn on InSb(110), Physica B: Condensed Matter, 284-288, (PART I), 2000, p1121-1122 Journal Article, 2000

Research Expertise

Description

I'm conducting research on novel oxide materials, with focus on their optical and electrical properties. In particular I'm working on so called transparent conducting oxides (TCOs), which are an important material class in devices such as Displays, LEDs or thin film solar cells. The research spans topics such as low cost growth techniques (spray pyroloysis), high qualiy growth techniques (MBE) and full material characterisation (XRD, XPS, Resistivity, Hall mobility, Ellipsometry, Haze, Transmission) Current research projects focus on modification of commonly used industrial TCOs (ZnO:Al, SnO2:F) in order to tune their optical properties, and fundamental studies on p-type TCOs, which potentially allow for fully transparent electronic devices.

Keywords

Condensed matter, electronic, magnetic and superconductive properties; Condensed matter, optical and dielectric properties; Linear and nonlinear optics; Materials technology, engineering; Materials, Physical Properties; Materials, Preparation/Fabrication; Optical materials; Photovoltaic; Photovoltaic systems, cells and modules manufacturing; Renewable Energy Sources; Solar, Photovoltaic Conversion; Solid State Physics; Surface science; Surfaces and Interfaces; Thin film solar cells

Recognition

Memberships

Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (German research society) 1998