Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Alex Hamza

Director, Nanoscale Synthesis and Characterization Laboratory (NSCL)


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DegreeDiscipline/InstitutionYear
Alexander von Humboldt Fellow
Fritz-Haber-Institute der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
1987
Ph.D.
Stanford University
1987
S.M. Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1981
S.B. Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1981

Research Interests

Nanoscale synthesis and characterization, radiation-surface interactions and gas-surface interaction dynamics.

Recent Publications

Kucheyev, S. O., et al. "Atomic Layer Deposition of ZnO on Ultralow-Density Nanoporous Silica Aerogel Monoliths," Applied Physics Letters 86, 083108 (2005).

Wang, Y. M., et al. "Deformation Twinning During Nanoindentation of Nanocrystalline Ta." Applied Physics Letters, 86 (10): Art. No. 101915 (2005).

Kucheyev, S. O., et al. "Ultrathick, Low-Stress Nanostructured Diamond Films," Applied Physics Letters 86 (22): Art. No. 221914 (2005).

McDonald, J. W. et al. "Material Dependence of Total Electron Emission Yields Following Slow Highly Charged Ion Impact," Nuclear Instruments and Methods B 240, 829-833 (2005).

Kucheyev, S. O., et al. "Surface Electronic States in Three-Dimensional SnO2 Nanostructures," Physical Review B 72, 035404 (2005).

Wang, Y. M., et al. "Activation Volume and Density of Mobile Dislocations in Plastically Deforming Nanocrystalline Ni," Applied Physics Letters 86 (24): Art. No. 241917 (2005).

Zepeda-Ruiz, et al. "Atomistic Simulations of Grain Boundary Pinning in CuFe Alloys," Applied Physics Letters 87, 231904 (2005).

Biener, J., et al. "Microscopic Failure Behavior of Nanoporous Gold," Applied Physics Letters 87 Art. No. 121908 (2005).

Hamza, A. V., M. W. Newman, P. A. Thielen, H. W. H. Lee, T. Schenkel, J. W. McDonald, and D. H. Schneider, “Exciton Dispersion in Silicon Nanostructures Formed by Ultrafast Electronic Excitation,” Applied Physics A, Materials Science and Processing 76, 313-317 (2003).

Schenkel, T., A. Persaud, A. Kraemer, J. W. McDonald, J. P. Holder, A. V. Hamza, and D. H. Schneider, “Extraction of Highly Charged Ions from the Electron Beam Ion Trap at LBNL for Applications in Surface Analysis and Materials Science,” Review of Scientific Instruments 73 (2): 663-666, Part 2 (2002).

Machicoane, G., T. Schenkel, T. R. Niedermayr, M. W. Newman, A. V. Hamza, A. V. Barnes, J. W. McDonald, J. A. Tanis, and D. H. Schneider, “Internal Dielectronic Excitation in Highly Charged Ions Colliding with Surfaces,” Physical Review A 65, 042903 (2002).

Hamza, A. V., M. W. Newman, P. A. Thielen, H. W. H. Lee, T. Schenkel, J. W. McDonald, and D. H. Schneider, “Light-Emitting Nanostructures Formed by Intense, Ultrafast Electronic Excitation in Silicon (100),” Applied Physics Letters 79, 2973 (2001).

Doyle, B. L., D. S. Walsh, S. N. Renfrow, G. Vizkelethy, T. Schenkel, and A. V. Hamza, “Nuclear Emission Microscopies,” Nuclear Instruments and Methods B 181, 199-210 (2001).


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