The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Joint Institute for Advanced Materials

Gerd Duscher

Gerd Duscher

Associate Professor/UT-ORNL Joint Faculty
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

PhD, Materials Science and Engineering
University of Stuttgart

Research Bio

Research Interests

  • Electrical activity at interfaces and crystal defects
  • Atomic and electronic structure at interfaces
  • Atomic resolution Z-contrast imaging
  • Atomic resolution electron energy-loss spectroscopy
  • Atomic structure calculations with density functional theory

Selected Publications

Liu, F., and G. Duscher, Chemical Composition Changes Across the Interface of Amorphous LaScO3 on Si (001), Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, Art. No. 152901, 2007.

Zhao, W, G. Duscher, M.A. Zikry, S. Chopra, M.C. Ozturk, and G. Rozgonyi Correlation of Strain in a TEM sample and in Bulk for a Recessed SiGe CMOS Test Structure,  Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, Art. No. 191907, 2007.

Rhuo, S. V., G. Duscher, and D. A. Bonnell: Low-Temperature Resistance Anomaly at SrTiO3 Grain Boundaries: Evidence for an Interface-Induced Phase Transition, Phys. Rev. Lett., 95: Art. No. 197601, 2005.

Duscher, G., M. F. Chisholm, U. Alber, and M. Ruhle: Bismuth Induced Embrittlement of Copper Grain Boundaries, Nature Materials, 3: 621-626, 2004.

Kim M., G. Duscher, R. F. Klier, N. D. Browning, S. J. Pennycook, K. Sohlberg and S. T. Pantelides: Non-Stoichiometry and Electrical Activity of Grain Boundary in SrTiO3, Phys. Rev. Lett., 86: 4056-4059, 2001.

Contact Information

Gerd Duscher
421 Ferris Hall
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-2100




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