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Phillip Sprunger

Professor
Physics & Astronomy
Louisiana State University
United States of America

Biography

"Dr. Phillip Sprunger is currently working as a Professor  in the Department of Department of Physics & Astronomy , Louisiana State University , USA. His research interests includes understanding interconnecting atomic/morphological, electronic/magnetic and chemical/chemisorption properties of various surface/thin-film/nanophase systems using complementary experimental probes. He is serving as an editorial member and reviewer of several international reputed journals. Dr. Phillip Sprunger is the member of many international affiliations. He has successfully completed his Administrative responsibilities. He has authored of many research articles/books related to understanding interconnecting atomic/morphological, electronic/magnetic and chemical/chemisorption properties of various surface/thin-film/nanophase systems using complementary experimental probes. "

Research Interest

Our research group is focused on understanding interconnecting atomic/morphological, electronic/magnetic and chemical/chemisorption properties of various surface/thin-film/nanophase systems using complementary experimental probes. This includes employing synchrotron-based-VUV photoemission (high-resolution and spin-resolved), -IR spectromicroscopy, -x-ray absorption, along with electron energy-loss spectroscopy, and variable-temperature scanning tunneling microscopy and atomic force microscopy. Systems that are currently being investigated include heteroepitaxially grown metal-on-metal (e.g. Ag/Cu, Co/Ag, Ag nanowires/Cu) and metal-on-semiconductor systems (e.g. Ag/GaAs, Be/Si), intermetallic alloy thin-film and surface systems (e.g. FeAl), simple and complex adsorbate and biological overlayers (amino acid/polymers/SiO2 and Au), polymer photo-induced degradation, and metal on metal-oxide nano-structures (e.g. Ag/Al2/O3/FeAl). Research emphasis is on correlating electronic/magnetic/photonic properties (hybridization, band-structure electron-phonon, electron-electron interactions) with atomic structure (STM, AFM, LEED, SEXAFS).

Publications

  • Chad McKee, William & C. Patterson, Matthew & Huang, Dali & R. Frick, Jordan & L Kurtz, Richard & Sprunger, P.T. & Liu, Li & Xu, Ye. (2016). CO Adsorption on Au Nanoparticles Grown on Hexagonal Boron Nitride/Rh(111). The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 120.

  • C. McKee, William & C. Patterson, Matthew & R. Frick, Jordan & Sprunger, P.T. & Xu, Ye. (2016). Adsorption of transition metal adatoms on h-BN/Rh(111): Implications for nanocluster self-assembly. Catalysis Today. 280.

  • C. Patterson, Matthew & F. DiTusa, Mark & Mcferrin, Cheri & Kurtz, R.L. & Hall, Randall & Poliakoff, E.D. & Sprunger, P.T.. (2016). Formation of environmentally persistent free radicals (EPFRs) on ZnO at room temperature: Implications for the fundamental model of EPFR generation. Chemical Physics Letters. 670.

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