Curriculum Vitae - Suneel Kodambaka

Suneel Kodambaka
Dept. Materials Science and Engineering,
Eng. V 3121-J, University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: 310-206-8174
Nationality -- U.S.A.
Vice Chair, Undergraduate studies (07/2013-present)
Associate Professor, UCLA (07/2013-present)
Assistant Professor, UCLA (02/2007-06/2013)
Post-doctoral Researcher, IBM T.J. Watson (2005-2007)
Post-doctoral Researcher, UIUC (2002-2004)
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL (1997-2002)
Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering (September 2002) Advisor: Prof. Joseph E. Greene.
Thesis: "In Situ High-Temperature Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Studies of Early Stage
Growth Kinetics During TiN Epitaxy."
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL (1995-1996)
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering (December 1996) Advisor: Prof. Rasit Koc
Thesis: "Synthesis of WC Powder Using Novel Tungsten Trioxide Precursors."
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India (1991-1995)
Bachelor of Technology in Metallurgical Engineering (May 1995).
Courses taught at UCLA
Designed, developed, and taught new Characterization of Nanomaterials course (Spring 2008).
Introduction to Electron Microscopy (Winter 2008)
Diffusion and Diffusion-Controlled Reactions Laboratory (Winter 2008, 2009)
Co-designed, co-developed, and taught new Principles of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
course (Fall 2007, Fall 2008).
Guest lecturer in Introduction to Materials, E 87 for Engineering freshmen, and graduate-level
Surface characterization courses (Fall 2007, 2008).
Science of Engineering Materials (Winter 2009, 2010)
Materials Science of Semiconductors (Spring 2009, 2010)
Current/Past funding as a PI or co-PI: ACS-PRF, AFOSR, ONR, NRO, NSF-MSE, NSFMoM, SAIT GRO (Samsung), Northrop Grumman (co-PI/Hicks, UCLA), Easton Sports, UC
Discovery, UCEI, UC MICRO, and UCLA Faculty Grant Program.
Ongoing research collaborations:
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Prof. Cristian Ciobanu (Colorado School of Mines): Graphene growth on Pd(111).
Prof. Per Persson (Linkoping Univ., Sweden): In situ high-T TEM studies of ceramics
Prof. Rasit Koc (SIUC): Carbothermal reduction reactions in C-coated titania particles.
Prof. Ryan Richards (Colorado School of Mines): Characterization of metal and metal oxide
Professional activities
Program Chair, Int'l Conf. Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF), San Diego, CA
Symposium (Fullerenes, CNTs, Graphene), AACGE-18, Monterey, CA (2011).
Symposium, Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall meeting, Boston, MA (2008).
Topical session, AVS Int’l meeting, Seattle, WA (2007).
Organizer, AVS Prairie Chapter meeting, Urbana, IL (2004).
Chair, Symposium F, ICMCTF, San Diego, CA (2013).
Focus Session (Surface/Interfaces of Non-Oxides), APS 2012.
EMC meeting (Graphene and Characterization) sessions (2009-present).
CECAM workshop on nanowires, Crete, Greece (Sept. 2010).
Topical symposium, Amer. Assoc. of Crystal Growth, Lake Geneva, WI (2009).
Focused topic, American Physical Society (APS) March meeting, Pittsburgh, PA (2009).
Topical session, American Vacuum Society (AVS) Int’l meeting, Boston, MA (2008).
Topical session in ICMCTF, San Diego, CA (2004, 2005, 2008-'12).
Editorial/Referee (partial list):
(Editor) MRS Fall '08 Symposium NN Proceedings.
(Guest Editor) ICMCTF, San Diego, CA (2013).
Applied Physics Letters (APL), ACS Nano, Chemical Reviews, Chemistry of Materials, J.
Crystal Growth, Materials Letters, Nano Letters, Nature Materials, Physical Review Letters
(PRL), Science, Surface Science, Thin Solid Films (TSF), Vacuum.
Reviewed proposals submitted to (partial list):
Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore; Vienna Science and
Technology Fund (WWTF), Austria; NSF (CBET, MSE, DMR), ACS PRF, DOE, ONR,
Canadian Space Agency, NSERC, and Georgia National Science Foundation.
Professional Affiliations
American Vacuum Society (1999, 2002-'04, 2007-present)
Materials Research Society (2001, '02, '04, 2006-2012)
American Ceramic Society (1996)
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American Physics Society (2007-'08)
The Metals Society (TMS) (2008-'10)
Awards and honors
Program Chair, ICMCTF 2015
Member, Executive Committee, Applied Surface Engineering Division (ASED), part of the
AVS (2013-present)
Guest Editor, Proceedings of the ICMCTF 2013.
Editorial Board Member, Vacuum (2012-present)
Discussion leader, GRC (Thin Film & Crystal Growth Mechanisms), Maine (2011).
Alumni Achievement Award, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (2010).
Paul H. Holloway Young Investigator Award, AVS Int'l Conf. (2009).
Member, User Executive Committee (2009-2011), C.I.N.T.
Best Paper Award, IBM Materials Research Community (2008).
Ross J. Martin award, outstanding doctoral thesis, College of Engineering, UIUC (2003).
Best poster presentation award: AVS Prairie Chapter, Chicago, IL (2002).
Gold medal, outstanding graduate research, MRS spring meeting, San Francisco, CA (2001).
Mavis Memorial Fund Scholarship, College of Engineering, UIUC (2001).
Ivan Racheff award, outstanding graduate research, Dept. Materials Science, UIUC (2000).
Best poster presentation award: NSF-DARPA Virtual Integrated Prototyping project review,
Champaign, IL (1998).
Presented over 100+ invited talks and seminars.
Peer-reviewed publications in journals and books (Total: 70+, 2500+ citations, h-index: 25)
Invited Review articles and Book Chapters
1. S. Kodambaka, In Situ Observations of Vapor-Liquid-Solid Growth of Silicon Nanowires, in
[Silicon and Silicide Nanowires: Applications, Fabrication, and Properties] Ed., Y. Huang, and
K. N. Tu, pp 1-14 (Pan Stanford, 2013).
2. S. Kodambaka and F.M. Ross, Ultra-High Vacuum Transmission Electron Microscopy Studies
of Synthesis and Stabilities of Low-Dimensional Structures, in [Handbook of Instrumentation
and Techniques for Semiconductor Nanostructure Characterization] World Scientific Publishing
3. T. Dumitrică, S. Kodambaka, and S. Jun, Synthesis, electromechanical characterization, and
applications of graphene nanostructures, J. Nanophoton. 6, 064501 (2012),
4. S.V. Khare, S.K.R. Patil, and S. Kodambaka, Germanium Nanowires in [Handbook of
Nanophysics: Nanotubes and Nanowires], CRC Press Taylor & Francis (2010).
5. J. Bareno, S. Kodambaka, S.V. Khare, W. Swiech, V. Petrova, I. Petrov, and J.E. Greene, TiN
Surface Dynamics: Role of Surface and Bulk Mass Transport Processes, Eds., O. Miranda, M.
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Carbajal, L.M. Montano, O. Rosas-Ortiz, and S.A.T. Velazquez, AIP Conf. Proc. 885, 205
6. F.M. Ross, J. Tersoff, S. Kodambaka, and M.C. Reuter, Growth and surface structure of silicon
nanowires observed in real time in the electron microscope, in [Microscopy of Semiconducting
Materials Part V], Springer Proceedings in Physics 107, 283-286 (2006).
7. T.-Y. Lee, S. Kodambaka, J. G. Wen, R. G. Twesten, J. E. Greene, and I. Petrov, Controlled
Nanostructural Evolution in Ti0.8Ce0.2N Layers Grown as a Function of Low Energy, High Flux
Ion Irradiation, in [Nanoscale Magnetic Oxides and Bio-World], ed. I. Nedkov and Ph.
Tailhades] (Heron Press, Sofia), 156-165 (2004).
8. S. Kodambaka, S.V. Khare, I. Petrov, and J.E. Greene, Two-dimensional island dynamics: Role
of step energy anisotropy, Surf. Sci. Rep. 60, 55 (2006).
Peer-reviewed journal articles:
9. S. Kiani, C. Ratsch, A. M. Minor, S. Kodambaka, and J.-M. Yang, Orientation- and SizeDependent Room-Temperature Plasticity in ZrC Crystals, Philosophical Magazine, DOI:
10.1080/14786435.2015.1012568 (2015).
10. S. Kiani, C. Ratsch, A. M. Minor, J. M. Yang, and S. Kodambaka, In situ transmission electron
microscopy observations of room-temperature plasticity in sub-micron-size TaC(100) and
TaC(011) single crystals, Scr. Mater., 100[0] 13-16 (2015).
11. T. S. Yoder, J. E. Cloud, G. J. Leong, D. F. Molk, M. Tussing, J. Miorelli, C. Ngo, S.
Kodambaka, M. E. Eberhart, R. M. Richards, and Y. Yang, Iron Pyrite Nanocrystal Inks:
Solvothermal Synthesis, Digestive Ripening, and Reaction Mechanism, Chem. Mat. 26, 67436751 (2014).
12. J. P. Bell, J. E. Cloud, J. Cheng, C. Ngo, S. Kodambaka, A. Sellinger, S. K. Ratanathanawongs
Williams, and Y. Yang, N-Bromosuccinimide-based bromination and subsequent
functionalization of hydrogen-terminated silicon quantum dots, RSC Advances 4, 51105-51110
13. Y. Murata, and S. Kodambaka, In situ high-temperature scanning tunneling microscopy studies
of thermochemical stability of rutile-TiO2(110) and 6H–SiC(0001), Surface and Coatings
Technology 257, 348-354 (2014).
14. S. Kiani, K. W. K. Leung, V. Radmilovic, A. M. Minor, J. M. Yang, D. H. Warner, and S.
Kodambaka, Dislocation glide-controlled room-temperature plasticity in 6H-SiC single
crystals, Acta Mater. 80, 400-406 (2014).
15. B. J. Kim, J. Tersoff, S. Kodambaka, J.-S. Jang, E. A. Stach, and F. M. Ross, Au Transport in
Catalyst Coarsening and Si Nanowire Formation, Nano Lett. 14, 4554-4559 (2014).
16. G. J. Leong, A. Ebnonnasir, M. Schulze, M. Strand, C. Ngo, D. Maloney, S. Frisco, H. Dinh, B.
Pivovar, G. Gilmer, S. Kodambaka, C. Ciobanu, and R. Richards, Shape-directional growth of
Pt and Pd nanoparticles, Nanoscale 6, 11364-11371 (2014).
17. K. W. Schwarz, J. Tersoff, S. Kodambaka, and F. M. Ross, Jumping-Catalyst Dynamics in
Nanowire Growth, Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 055501 (2014).
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18. A. Ebnonnasir, B. Narayanan, S. Kodambaka, and C. V. Ciobanu, Tunable MoS2 bandgap in
MoS2-graphene heterostructures, Appl. Phys. Lett. 105, 031603 (2014).
19. H. S. Mok, A. Ebnonnasir, Y. Murata, S. Nie, K. F. McCarty, C. V. Ciobanu, and S.
Kodambaka, Kinetics of monolayer graphene growth by segregation on Pd(111),
Appl. Phys. Lett. 104, 101606 (2014).
20. [Cover Page article] I. Jouanny, J. Palisaitis, C. Ngo, P. H. Mayrhofer, L. Hultman, P. O. Å.
Persson, and S. Kodambaka, In situ Transmission Electron Microscopy Studies of the Kinetics
of Pt-Mo alloy Diffusion in ZrB2 Thin Films, Appl. Phys. Lett. 103, 121601-121605 (2013).
21. S. Kodambaka, C. Ngo, J. Palisaitis, P. H. Mayrhofer, L. Hultman, and P. O. Å. Persson,
Kinetics of Ga Droplet Decay on Thin Carbon Films, Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 161601-161604
22. L. Chen, J. Hu, F. Lin, C. Cadigan, W. Cao, Z. Qi, M. Pozuelo, S. Prikhodko, S. Kodambaka,
and R. Richards, Self-Assembled Single-crystalline ZnO Nanostructures, CrystEngComm. 15,
3780-3784 (2013).
23. K. Hillerich, K. A. Dick, C.-Y. Wen, M. C. Reuter, S. Kodambaka, and F. M. Ross, Strategies
to control morphology in hybrid group IV/group III-V heterostructure nanowires, Nano Lett.
13, 903-908 (2013).
24. G. Youssef, R. Crum, S. V. Prikhodko, D. Seif, G. Po, N. Ghoniem, S. Kodambaka, and V.
Gupta, The Influence of Laser-Induced Nanosecond Rise-Time Stress Waves on the
Microstructure and Surface Chemical Activity of Single Crystal Cu Nanopillars, J. Appl. Phys.
113, 084309-084306 (2013).
25. B.B. Kappes, A. Ebnonnasir, S. Kodambaka, and C.V. Ciobanu, Orientation-dependent binding
energy of graphene on palladium, Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 051606 (2013).
26. Y. Murata, V. Petrova, I. Petrov, C.V. Ciobanu, and S. Kodambaka, Role of Ethylene on
Surface Oxidation of TiO2(110), Appl. Phys. Lett.101, 211601-211605 (2012).
27. L. Chen, J. Hu, S. Prikhodko, M. Pozuelo, S. Kodambaka, H. Yang, and R. Richards,
Controlled synthesis and catalytic activities of nanoscale icosahedral gold particles at room
temperature, ChemCatChem, DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201200230 (2012).
28. H. Ye, Z.Y. Yu, S. Kodambaka, and V.B. Shenoy, Kinetics of axial composition evolution in
multi-component alloy nanowires, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 263103 (2012).
29. Y. Murata, V. Petrova, I. Petrov, and S. Kodambaka, In situ high-temperature scanning
tunneling microscopy study of bilayer graphene growth on 6H-SiC(0001), Thin Solid Films
520, 5289-5293 (2012).
30. Y. Murata, S. Nie, A. Ebnonnasir, E. Starodub, B. B. Kappes, K. F. McCarty, C. V. Ciobanu,
and S. Kodambaka, Growth structure and work function of bilayer graphene on Pd(111),
Phys. Rev. B 85, 205443 (2012).
31. J. Kwak, J. H. Chu, J.-K. Choi, S.-D. Park, H. Go, S. Y. Kim, K. Park, S.-D. Kim, Y.-W. Kim,
E. Yoon, S. Kodambaka, and S.-Y. Kwon, Near room-temperature synthesis of transfer-free
graphene films, Nat. Commun. 3, 1-7 (2012).
32. K.W. Schwarz, J. Tersoff, S. Kodambaka, Y.-C. Chou, and F.M. Ross, Geometrical Frustration
in Nanowire Growth, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 265502 (2011).
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33. C. Ngo, H. Zhou, M. Mecklenburg, M. Pozuelo, B.C. Regan, Q.F. Xiao, V.B. Shenoy, R.F.
Hicks, and S. Kodambaka, Effect of Precursor Flux on Compositional Evolution in InP1-xSbx
Nanowires Grown via Self-Catalyzed Vapor-Liquid-Solid Process, J. Crystal Growth 336, 1419 (2011).
34. M. Pozuelo, H. Zhou, S. Lin, S. A. Lipman, M. S. Goorsky, R. F. Hicks, and S. Kodambaka,
Self-catalyzed growth of InP/InSb axial nanowire heterostructures, J. Crystal Growth 329, 6-11
35. C.-Y. Wen, J. Tersoff, K. Hillerich, M. C. Reuter, J. H. Park, S. Kodambaka, E. A. Stach, and F.
M. Ross, Periodically changing morphology of the growth interface in Si, Ge, and GaP
nanowires, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 025503 (2011).
36. Y. Liu, J. Hu, C. Ngo, S. Prikhodko, S. Kodambaka, J. Li, and R. Richards, Gram-Scale Wet
Chemical Synthesis of Wurtzite-8H Nanoporous ZnS Spheres with High Photocatalytic Activity,
Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 106, 212-219 (2011).
37. H. Zhou, M. Pozuelo, R.F. Hicks, and S. Kodambaka, Self-catalyzed vapor-liquid-solid growth
of InP1-xSbx nanostructures, J. Crystal Growth 319, 25-30 (2011).
38. V. Evoen, H. Zhou, L. Gao, M. Pozuelo, B. Liang, J. Tatebeyashi, S. Kodambaka, D.L.
Huffaker, and R.F. Hicks, Structural and optical characterization of wurtzite InP/InAsP coreshell nanopillars, J. Crystal Growth 314, 34-38 (2011).
39. Y. Murata, E. Starodub, B.B. Kappes, C.V. Ciobanu, N.C. Bartelt, K.F. McCarty, and S.
Kodambaka, Orientation-Dependent Work Function of Graphene Domains on Pd(111), Appl.
Phys. Lett. 97, 143114 (2010).
40. Y. Murata, V. Petrova, B.B. Kappes, A. Ebnonnasir, I. Petrov, Y.-H. Xie, C.V. Ciobanu, and S.
Kodambaka, Moiré Superstructures of Graphene on Facetted Nickel Islands, ACS Nano 4,
6509-6514 (2010).
41. M. Pozuelo, S.V. Prikhodko, R. Grantab, H. Zhou, L. Gao, S.D. Sitzman, V. Gambin, V.B.
Shenoy, R.F. Hicks, and S. Kodambaka, Zincblende to Wurtzite Transition during the SelfCatalyzed Growth of InP Nanostructures, J. Crystal Growth 312, 2305-2309 (2010).
42. L. Chen, J. Hu, R. Richards, S. Prikhodko, and S. Kodambaka, Synthesis and Surface Activity of
Single-Crystalline Co3O4(111) Holey Nanosheets, Nanoscale 2, 1657-1660 (2010).
43. F.M. Ross, C.-Y. Wen, S. Kodambaka, B.A. Wacaser, M.C. Reuter, and E.A. Stach, The growth
and characterization of Si and Ge nanowires grown from reactive metal catalysts, Phil. Mag.
90, 2807-2816 (2010).
44. T.-Y. Lee, H. Seo, H. Hwang, B. Howe, S. Kodambaka, J.E. Greene, and I. Petrov, Fully
strained low-temperature epitaxy of TiN/MgO(001) layers using high-flux, low-energy ion
irradiation during reactive magnetron sputter deposition, Thin Solid Films 518, 5169–5172
45. S.-Y. Kwon, C.V. Ciobanu, V. Petrova, V.B. Shenoy, J. Bareno, V. Gambin, I. Petrov, and S.
Kodambaka, Growth of Semiconducting Graphene on Palladium, Nano Lett. 9, 3985-3990
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46. C.-Y. Wen, M.C. Reuter, J. Bruley, J. Tersoff, S. Kodambaka, E.A. Stach, and F.M. Ross,
Formation of compositionally abrupt axial heterojunctions in Si/Ge nanowires, Science 326,
1247-1250 (2009).
47. L. Chen, Z. Song, S.V. Prikhodko, J. Hu, S. Kodambaka, and R. Richards, Three-Dimensional
Morphology Control During Wet Chemical Synthesis of Porous Chromium Oxide Spheres, ACS
Applied Materials & Interfaces 1, 1931-1937 (2009).
48. L. Gao, R.L. Woo, B. Liang, M. Pozuelo, S. Prikhodko, M. Jackson, N. Goel, M.K. Hudait,
D.L. Huffaker, M.S. Goorsky, S. Kodambaka, and R.F. Hicks, Self-Catalyzed Epitaxial Growth
of Vertical Indium Phosphide Nanowires on Silicon, Nano Lett. 9, 2223-2228 (2009).
49. R.L. Woo, L. Gao, N. Goel, M.K. Hudait, K.L. Wang, S. Kodambaka, and R.F. Hicks, Kinetic
Control of Self-catalyzed Indium Phosphide Nano - Wires, Cones, and Pillars, Nano Lett. 9,
2207-2211 (2009).
50. (Invited paper) S. Kodambaka, J. Tersoff, and F. M. Ross, Growth kinetics of Si and Ge
nanowires, Proc. SPIE 7224, 72240C (2009).
51. B.J. Kim, J. Tersoff, S. Kodambaka, M.C. Reuter, E.A. Stach, and F.M. Ross, Kinetics of
individual nucleation events observed in nanoscale vapor-liquid-solid growth, Science 322,
1070-1073 (2008).
52. S.V. Prikhodko, S. Sitzman, V. Gambin, and S. Kodambaka, In Situ Electron Backscattered
Diffraction of Individual GaAs Nanowires, Ultramicroscopy 109, 133-138 (2008).
53. K.A. Dick, S. Kodambaka, M.C. Reuter, K. Deppert, L. Samuelson, W. Seifert, L.R. Wallenberg,
and F.M. Ross, The morphology of axial and branched nanowire heterostructures, Nano Lett. 7,
1817 (2007).
54. S. Kodambaka, J. Tersoff, and F.M. Ross, Ge nanowire growth below the eutectic temperature,
Science 316, 729 (2007).
55. C. Lang, S. Kodambaka, F.M. Ross, and D.J.H. Cockayne, Real time observation of GeSi/Si(001)
island shrinkage due to surface alloying during Si capping, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 226104 (2006).
56. S. Kodambaka, J.B. Hannon, R.M. Tromp, and F.M. Ross, Control of Si nanowire growth by
oxygen, Nano Lett. 6, 1292 (2006).
57. S. Kodambaka, J. Tersoff, M.C. Reuter, and F.M. Ross, Diameter-independent kinetics in the
vapor-liquid-solid growth of Si nanowires, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 096105 (2006).
58. J.B. Hannon, S. Kodambaka, F.M. Ross, and R.M. Tromp, The influence of the surface migration of
gold on the growth of silicon nanowires, Nature 440, 69 (2006).
59. S. Kodambaka, J.B. Hannon, R.M. Tromp, M.C. Reuter, J. Tersoff, and F.M. Ross, Si and Ge
Nanowire Growth Mechanisms Observed using In Situ Microscopy, Microsc. Microanal. 12, 472
60. P.O.Å. Persson, S. Kodambaka, I. Petrov, and L. Hultman, Epitaxial Ti2AlN(0001) thin films
deposited by dual target reactive magnetron sputtering, Acta Mat. 55, 4401 (2007).
61. S.-J. Tang, S. Kodambaka, W. Swiech, I. Petrov, C.P. Flynn, and T.-C. Chiang, Sublimation of
atomic layers from a Chromium surface, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 126106 (2006).
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62. S.K.R. Patil, S.V. Khare, B.R. Tuttle, J. Bording, and S. Kodambaka, Mechanical stability of
possible structures of PtN investigated using first-principles calculations, Phys. Rev. B 73, 104118
63. J. Bareño, S. Kodambaka, S.V. Khare, W. Święch, I. Petrov, and J.E. Greene, Orientationdependent mobilities from analyses of two-dimensional TiN(111) island decay kinetics,
Thin Solid Films 510, 339 (2006).
64. S. Kodambaka, J. Bareño, S.V. Khare, W. Święch, I. Petrov, and J.E. Greene, Nucleation and
growth kinetics of spiral steps on TiN(111): An in situ LEEM study, J. Appl. Phys. 98, 034901
65. F. Watanabe, S. Kodambaka, W. Święch, J.E. Greene, and D.G. Cahill, LEEM study of island
decay on Si(110), Surf. Sci. 572, 425 (2004).
66. S. Kodambaka, Navot Israeli, J. Bareño, W. Święch, K. Ohmori, I. Petrov, and J.E. Greene,
Low-energy electron microscopy studies of interlayer mass transport kinetics on TiN(111),
Surf. Sci. 560, 53 (2004).
67. S. Kodambaka, S.V. Khare, W. Święch, K. Ohmori, I. Petrov, and J.E. Greene, Dislocationdriven surface dynamics on solids, Nature 429, 49 (2004). Also reported in Materials Today
68. (Invited paper) S. Kodambaka, S.V. Khare, V. Petrova, A. Vailionis, I. Petrov, and J.E. Greene,
Determination of absolute orientation-dependent TiN(001) and TiN(111) step energies,
Vacuum 74, 345 (2004). Featured article in the Omicron Pico 7, 8 (2003): "In situ hightemperature STM studies of surface dynamics on atomically smooth TiN(001) and TiN(111)."
69. T.-Y. Lee, S. Kodambaka, J.G. Wen, R. Twesten, I. Petrov, and J.E. Greene, Nanostructural
evolution of Ti0.8Ce0.2N layers grown on oxidized Si(001) by magnetron sputter deposition as a
function of low energy, high flux ion irradiation, Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 2796 (2004).
70. S. Kodambaka, David L. Chopp, I. Petrov, and J.E. Greene, Coalescence kinetics of twodimensional TiN islands on atomically-smooth TiN(001) and TiN(111) terraces, Surf. Sci. Lett.
540, L611 (2003).
71. D. Gall, S. Kodambaka, M.A. Wall, I. Petrov, and J.E. Greene, Pathways of atomistic processes
on TiN(001) and (111) surfaces during film growth: an ab initio study, J. Appl. Phys. 93, 9086
72. S. Kodambaka, V. Petrova, A. Vailionis, I. Petrov, and J.E. Greene, In situ high-temperature STM
studies of 2D TiN island coarsening kinetics on TiN(001), Surf. Sci. 526, 85 (2003).
73. S. Kodambaka, S.V. Khare, V. Petrova, D.D. Johnson, I. Petrov, and J.E. Greene, Absolute
orientation-dependent anisotropic TiN(111) island step energies and stiffnesses from shape
fluctuation analyses, Phys. Rev. B 67, 035409 (2003).
74. S.V. Khare, S. Kodambaka, D.D. Johnson, I. Petrov, and J.E. Greene, Determining absolute
orientation-dependent step energies: A general theory for the Wulff-construction and for
anisotropic 2D island shape fluctuations, Surf. Sci. 522, 75 (2003).
75. S. Kodambaka, V. Petrova, S.V. Khare, A. Rockett, I. Petrov, and J.E. Greene, Size-dependent
detachment-limited decay kinetics of 2D TiN islands on TiN(111), Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 176102
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76. S. Kodambaka, S.V. Khare, V. Petrova, A. Vailionis, I. Petrov, and J.E. Greene, Absolute
orientation-dependent TiN(001) step energies from 2D equilibrium island shape and coarsening
measurements on epitaxial TiN(001) layers, Surf. Sci. 513, 468 (2002).
77. S. Kodambaka, V. Petrova, S.V. Khare, D.D. Johnson, I. Petrov, and J.E. Greene, Absolute
TiN(111) step energies from analysis of anisotropic island shape fluctuations, Phys. Rev. Lett.
88, 146101 (2002).
78. (Invited paper) F.H. Baumann, D.L. Chopp, T. Díaz de la Rubia, G.H. Gilmer, J.E. Greene, H.
Huang, S. Kodambaka, P. O’Sullivan, and I. Petrov, Multi-scale modeling of thin film
deposition: Applications to Si device processing, MRS Bull. 26, 182 (2001).
79. M.J. Williamson, D.N. Dunn, R. Hull, S. Kodambaka, and J.E. Greene, Evolution of nano-scale
texture in ultra-thin films, Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 2223 (2001).
80. (Invited paper) S. Kodambaka, V. Petrova, A. Vailionis, P. Desjardins, D.G. Cahill, I. Petrov, and
J.E. Greene, TiN(001) and TiN(111) island coarsening kinetics: In-situ scanning tunneling
microscopy studies, Thin Solid Films 392, 164 (2001).
81. N. Finnegan, R.T. Haasch, D. Gall, S. Kodambaka, J.E. Greene, and I. Petrov, A comparison of
Auger electron spectra from stoichiometric epitaxial TiN(001) after (1) UHV cleaving and (2)
after Ar+ sputter etching, Surf. Sci. Spectra 7, 93 (2000).
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