Curved Crystals

Curved crystals can be thought of as “multi-vicinal” surfaces since they have a continuously varying step-periodicity. They are very useful for the study of properties that depend on terrace width (e.g. surface electron behavior, catalytic activity, molecular adsorption…). Since all surface orientations are available in one sample, experiments with multiple planar samples and vacuum cycles are replaced by a single one-sample, one-cycle experiment.

  • Structure and electronic states of vicinal Ag(111) surfaces with densely kinked steps; J. E. Ortega, G. Vasseur, I. Piquero-Zulaica, S. Matencio, M. A. Valbuena, J. E. Rault, F. Schiller, M. Corso, A. Mugarza and J. Lobo-Checa; New J. Phys. 20 073010
  • Step-doubling at vicinal Ni(111) surfaces investigated with a cruved crystal; M. Ilyn, A. Magaña, A. L. Walter, J. Lobo-Checa, F. Schiller, and J. E. Ortega; J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (7), pp 3880–3886
  • Strain dependent light-off temperature in catalysis revealed by planar laser-induced flourescence; S. Blomberg, J. Zetterberg, J. Zhou, L. R. Merte, J. Gustafson, M. Shipilin, A. Trinchero, L. A. Miccio, A. Magaña, M. Ilyn, F. Schiller, J. E. Ortega, F. Bertram, H. Grönbeck and E. Lundgren; ACS Catal., 2017, 7 (1), pp 110–114
  • Electronic states in faceted Au(111) studied with curved surfaces; M. Corso, F. Schiller, L. Fernández, J. Cordón, J. E. Ortega; Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, Volume 21, Number 35
  • Interplay between structure and electronic states in step arrays explored with curved surfaces; J. E. Ortega, M. Corso, Z. M. A. el Fattah, E. A. Goiri and F. Schiller; Phys. Rev. B 83, 085411
  • Metallic thing films on stepped surfaces: lateral scattering of quantum well states; F. Schiller, Z. M. Abd El-Fattah, S. Schirone, J. Lobo-Checa, M. Urdanpilleta, M. Ruiz-Osés, J. Cordón, M. Corso, D. Sánchez-Portal, A. Mugarza and J. E. Ortega; New Journal of Physics, Volume 16, December 2014
  • X-ray photoemission analysis of clean and co-chemisorbed Pt(111) stepped surfaces using a curved crystal; A. L. Walter, F. Schiller, M. Corso, L. R. Merte, F. Bertram, J. Lobo-Checa, M. Shipilin, J. Gustafson, E. Lundgren, A. X. Brión-Ríos, P. Cabrera-Sanfelix, D. Sánchez-Portal and J. E. Ortega; Nature Communications 6, 8903 (2015)
  • Interplay between steps and oxygen vacancies on curved TiO2(110); Luis A. Miccio, Martin Setvin, Moritz Müller, Mikel Abadía, Ignacio Piquero, Jorge Lobo-Checa, Frederik Schiller, Celia Rogero, Michael Schmid, Daniel Sánchez-Portal, Ulrike Diebold, and J. Enrique Ortega; Nano Lett., 2016, 16 (3), pp 2017–2022