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Peter V. Sushko

Physcial Sciences Division
Materials Scientist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: J7-10
Richland, WA 99352


Peter Sushko received his BSc and MSc degrees in Physics from St. Petersburg State University, Russia, and his PhD in Physics from the University College London (UCL), UK. After completing his PhD in 2000, he held several research positions at the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the London Centre for Nanotechnology, UCL.

In 2008 he was awarded the Royal Society University Research Fellowship and joined academic staff at UCL; he was promoted to a Reader (Associate Professor with tenure) in 2012. In 2014 he joined PNNL’s Physical Sciences Division as an Associate Division Director with responsibilities for materials science. His research is focused on understanding atomic-scale mechanisms of fundamental processes in complex materials systems and predicting the effects of disorder and defects on materials properties and functions.

Research Interests

  • Discovery and design of new materials with novel structures, functions, and properties.
  • Mechanisms of fundamental processes in complex materials, structure property relationships, mechanisms of defect formation, diffusion, aggregation and inter-conversion.
  • Optical, electronic, and magnetic properties of oxides nano-particles, surfaces, interfaces and heterostructures; mechanisms of photo-induced phenomena.
  • Chemical reactivity of excess-electron centers and electron-rich materials.
  • Computational (ab initio) materials modeling.

Education and Credentials

  • PhD in Physics, University College London, UK (2000).
  • MSc in the Quantum Theory of the Solid State, St. Petersburg State University, Russia (1996).
  • BSc in Physics, St. Petersburg State University, Russia (1994).

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • American Chemical Society - member
  • American Physical Society - member
  • Institute of Physics - member

Awards and Recognitions

  • Daiwa Adrian Prize 2013.
  • Royal Society University Research Fellowship (2008-2013 and 2013-2016).
  • Carey Foster Prize for the best postgraduate research in physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London (2000).
  • Overseas Research Students Award, the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals of the Universities of the UK (1997-1999).
  • Mayor of St. Petersburg award for undergraduate students (1994 and 1995).
  • International Soros Science Program Award (1994).

PNNL Publications


  • Yama N., I. Chen, S. Chakravarthi, B. Li, C. Pederson, B.E. Matthews, and S.R. Spurgeon, et al. 2024. "Silicon-latticed-matched boron-doped gallium phosphide: A scalable acousto-optic platform." Advanced Materials 36, no. 5:Art. No. 2305434. PNNL-SA-185419. doi:10.1002/adma.202305434
  • Zhou C., J. Mun, J. Yao, A. Anbalagan, M. Hossain, R.A. McLellan, and R. Li, et al. 2024. "Ultrathin Magnesium-based Coating as an Efficient Oxygen Barrier for Superconducting Circuit Materials." Advanced Materials 23. PNNL-SA-194072. doi:10.1002/adma.202310280


  • Chen N., S. Hu, W. Setyawan, P.V. Sushko, and S.N. Mathaudhu. 2023. "Defect Substructure Energy Landscape in Polycrystalline Al under Shear Deformation: Insights from Molecular Dynamics." Journal of Materials Research and Technology 22. PNNL-SA-174937. doi:10.1016/j.jmrt.2022.12.131
  • Chrysler M., J. Gabel, T. Lee, Z. Zhu, T.C. Kaspar, M.E. Bowden, and P.V. Sushko, et al. 2023. "Surface termination control of charge transfer and band alignment across a semiconductor-crystalline-oxide heterojunction." Physical Review Materials 7, no. 8:Art. No.084604. PNNL-SA-183613. doi:10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.7.084604
  • Evans P.E., Y. Wang, P.V. Sushko, and Z. Dohnalek. 2023. "Understanding Palladium-Tellurium Cluster Formation on WTe2: From a Kinetically Hindered Distribution to Thermodynamically Controlled Monodispersity." PNAS Nexus 2, no. 7:Art. No. pgad21. PNNL-SA-183645. doi:10.1093/pnasnexus/pgad212
  • Liu G., Y. He, Z. Liu, H. Wan, Y. Xu, H. Deng, and J. Zhang, et al. 2023. "In situ visualization of the pinning effect of planar defects on Li ion insertion." Nano Letters 23, no. 15:6839-6844. PNNL-SA-166145. doi:10.1021/acs.nanolett.3c00712
  • Song M., J. Liu, X. Ma, Q. Pang, M.J. Olszta, J.A. Silverstein, and M. Pallaka, et al. 2023. "Mass transport in a highly immiscible alloy on extended shear deformation." Journal of Materials Science Letters 134. PNNL-SA-167644. doi:10.1016/j.jmst.2022.06.029
  • Song M., M.P. Prange, P. Ren, Z. Lu, J. Lee, J. Zheng, and M.H. Engelhard, et al. 2023. "Transitional Structures with Continuous Variations in Atomic Positions from Anatase to Rutile Improve Photocatalytic Activity." Advanced Materials Interfaces 10, no. 17:Art. No. 2202306. PNNL-SA-165318. doi:10.1002/admi.202202306
  • Sprueill H.W., J.A. Bilbrey, Q. Pang, and P.V. Sushko. 2023. "Active Sampling for Neural Network Potentials: Accelerated Simulations of Shear-induced Deformation in Cu-Ni Multilayers." Journal of Chemical Physics 158, no. 11:Art. No. 114103. PNNL-SA-179331. doi:10.1063/5.0133023
  • Yang Z., L. Wang, J.A. Dhas, M.H. Engelhard, M.E. Bowden, W. Liu, and Z. Zhu, et al. 2023. "Guided anisotropic oxygen transport in vacancy ordered oxides." Nature Communications 14. PNNL-SA-172244. doi:10.1038/s41467-023-40746-4


  • Bilbrey J.A., N. Chen, S. Hu, and P.V. Sushko. 2022. "Graph-Component Approach to Defect Identification in Large Atomistic Simulations." Computational Materials Science 214. PNNL-SA-173243. doi:10.1016/j.commatsci.2022.111700
  • Chambers S.A., D. Lee, Z. Yang, Y. Huang, W. Samarakoon, H. Zhou, and P.V. Sushko, et al. 2022. "Probing electronic dead layers in homoepitaxial n-SrTiO3(001) films." APL Materials 10, no. 7:Art. No. 070903. PNNL-SA-172880. doi:10.1063/5.0098500
  • Chen N., S. Hu, W. Setyawan, B. Gwalani, P.V. Sushko, and S. Mathaudhu. 2022. "Formation and Dissociation of Shear-induced High-energy Dislocations: Insight from Molecular Dynamics Simulations." Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering 30, no. 2:Art. No. 025012. PNNL-SA-160865. doi:10.1088/1361-651X/ac44a5
  • Fu W., Y. Li, S. Hu, P.V. Sushko, and S. Mathaudhu. 2022. "Effect of Loading Path on Grain Misorientation and Geometrically Necessary Dislocation Density in Polycrystalline Aluminum under Reciprocating Shear." Computational Materials Science 205. PNNL-SA-163073. doi:10.1016/j.commatsci.2022.111221
  • Gwalani B., Q. Pang, A. Yu, W. Fu, L. Li, M. Pole, and C.J. Roach, et al. 2022. "Extended Shear Deformation of the Immiscible Cu-Nb Alloy Resulting in Nanostructuring and Oxygen Ingress with Enhancement in Mechanical Properties." ACS Omega 7, no. 16:13721-13736. PNNL-SA-169151. doi:10.1021/acsomega.1c07368
  • Samarakoon W.S., P.V. Sushko, D. Lee, B. Jalan, H. Zhou, Y. Du, and Z. Feng, et al. 2022. "Transient electron scavengers modulate carrier density at a polar/nonpolar perovskite oxide heterojunction." Physical Review Materials 6, no. 10:Art. No. 103405. PNNL-SA-178119. doi:10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.6.103405


  • Chrysler M., J. Gabel, T. Lee, A. Penn, B.E. Matthews, D.M. Kepaptsoglou, and Q. Ramasse, et al. 2021. "Tuning band alignment at a semiconductor-crystalline oxide heterojunction via electrostatic modulation of the interfacial dipole." Physical Review Materials 5, no. 10:104603. PNNL-SA-163062. doi:10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.5.104603
  • Gwalani B., W. Fu, M.J. Olszta, J.A. Silverstein, D. Yadav, P. Manimunda, and A.D. Guzman, et al. 2021. "Lattice misorientation evolution and grain refinement in Al-Si alloys under high-strain shear deformation." Materialia 18. PNNL-SA-160821. doi:10.1016/j.mtla.2021.101146
  • Kaspar T.C., Q. Pang, P.V. Sushko, M.E. Bowden, J. Tao, B. Gwalani, and M.J. Olszta, et al. 2021. "Metastable orientation relationships in thin film Cu-Cr bilayers." Scripta Materialia 194. PNNL-SA-156813. doi:10.1016/j.scriptamat.2020.113635
  • Kowalski K., R.A. Bair, N.P. Bauman, J.S. Boschen, E.J. Bylaska, J.A. Daily, and W.A. de Jong, et al. 2021. "From NWChem to NWChemEx: Evolving with the Computational Chemistry Landscape." Chemical Reviews 121, no. 8:4962-4998. PNNL-SA-147110. doi:10.1021/acs.chemrev.0c00998
  • Lu Z., M.P. Prange, and P.V. Sushko. 2021. "Tuning Electronic Properties of 2D Materials Using Metal Adsorbates: Cu at WTe2 Edges." The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 12, no. 28:6596-6603. PNNL-SA-156577. doi:10.1021/acs.jpclett.1c01617
  • Nakao T., K. Ogasawara, M. Kitano, S. Matsuishi, P.V. Sushko, and H. Hosono. 2021. "Ship-in-a-Bottle Synthesis of High Concentration of N2 Molecules in a Cage-Structured Electride." The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 12, no. 4:1295-1299. PNNL-SA-159367. doi:10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c03800
  • Ren P., Z. Lu, M. Song, J. Lee, J. Zheng, P.V. Sushko, and D. Li. 2021. "Atomic Gradient Structures: Atomic Gradient Structure Alters Electronic Structure in 3D across the Bulk and Enhances Photoactivity." Advanced Energy Materials 11, no. 13:Art. No. 2170052. PNNL-SA-158772. doi:10.1002/aenm.202170052
  • Ren P., Z. Lu, M. Song, L. Liu, B. Wang, N. Wei, and M.E. Bowden, et al. 2021. "Formation of pyrophosphates across grain boundaries induces the formation of mismatched but oriented interfaces in silver phosphate polypods." Applied Surface Science 563. PNNL-SA-155375. doi:10.1016/j.apsusc.2021.149980
  • Wang L., P.P. Adiga, J. Zhao, W.S. Samarakoon, K.A. Stoerzinger, S.R. Spurgeon, and B.E. Matthews, et al. 2021. "Understanding the Electronic Structure Evolution of Epitaxial LaNi1-xFexO3 Thin Films for Water Oxidation." Nano Letters 21, no. 19:8324-8331. PNNL-SA-163586. doi:10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c02901


  • Chambers S.A., P.V. Sushko, and T.C. Droubay. 2020. New Quantum Phenomena by Combining 2D Materials with Complex Oxides. PNNL-30284. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. New Quantum Phenomena by Combining 2D Materials with Complex Oxides
  • Durnev M., M. Glazov, X. Linpeng, M. Viitaniemi, B.E. Matthews, S.R. Spurgeon, and P.V. Sushko, et al. 2020. "Microscopic model for the stacking-fault potential and the exciton wave function in GaAs." Physical Review B 101, no. 12:Article No. 125420. PNNL-SA-148814. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.101.125420
  • Gwalani B., M.J. Olszta, S. Varma, L. Li, A. Soulami, E.J. Kautz, and S. Pathak, et al. 2020. "Extreme Shear-Deformation-Induced Modification of Defect Structures and Hierarchical Microstructure in an Al-Si Alloy." Communications Materials 1. PNNL-SA-153669. doi:10.1038/s43246-020-00087-x
  • Kishida K., M. Kitano, M. Sasase, P.V. Sushko, H. Abe, Y. Niwa, and K. Ogasawara, et al. 2020. "Air-Stable Calcium Cyanamide-Supported Ruthenium Catalyst for Ammonia Synthesis and Decomposition." ACS Applied Energy Materials 3, no. 7:6573-6582. PNNL-SA-154003. doi:10.1021/acsaem.0c00754
  • Sushko P.V., and S.A. Chambers. 2020. "Extracting band edge profiles at semiconductor heterostructures from hard-x-ray core-level photoelectron spectra." Scientific Reports 10. PNNL-SA-145389. doi:10.1038/s41598-020-69658-9
  • Wang L., Z. Yang, M.E. Bowden, J.W. Freeland, P.V. Sushko, S.R. Spurgeon, and B.E. Matthews, et al. 2020. "Hole-Trapping-Induced Stabilization of Ni4+ in SrNiO3/ LaFeO3 Superlattices." Advanced Materials 32, no. 45:2005003. PNNL-SA-152538. doi:10.1002/adma.202005003


  • Chambers S.A., and P.V. Sushko. 2019. "Influence of crystalline order and defects on the absolute work functions and electron affinities of TiO2- and SrO-terminated n-SrTiO3(001)." Physical Review Materials 3, no. 12:125803. PNNL-SA-148767. doi:10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.3.125803
  • Chambers S.A., and P.V. Sushko. 2019. "Probing energy landscapes in multilayer heterostructures: Challenges and opportunities." APL Materials 7, no. 11:Article No. 110904. PNNL-SA-149827. doi:10.1063/1.5129155
  • Kaspar T.C., P.V. Sushko, S.R. Spurgeon, M.E. Bowden, D.J. Keavney, R.B. Comes, and S. Saremi, et al. 2019. "Electronic structure and band alignment of LaMnO3 / SrTiO3 polar / non-polar heterojunctions." Advanced Materials Interfaces 6, no. 1:1801428. PNNL-SA-137669. doi:10.1002/admi.201801428
  • Lim Z., N. Quackenbush, A. Penn, M. Chrysler, M.E. Bowden, Z. Zhu, and J. Ablett, et al. 2019. "Charge Transfer and Built-in Electric Fields between a Crystalline Oxide and Silicon." Physical Review Letters 123, no. 2:Article No.026805. PNNL-SA-138000. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.026805
  • Lim Z., N. Quackenbush, A. Penn, M. Chrysler, M.E. Bowden, Z. Zhu, and J. Ablett, et al. 2019. "Charge Transfer and Built-in Electric Fields Between a Crystalline Oxide and Silicon." Physical Review Letters 123, no. 2:Article Number 026805. PNNL-SA-144010. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.026805
  • Wang L., Y. Du, P.V. Sushko, M.E. Bowden, K.A. Stoerzinger, S.M. Heald, and M. Scafetta, et al. 2019. "Hole-Induced Electronic and Optical Transitions in La1-xSrxFeO3 Epitaxial Thin Films." Physical Review Materials 3, no. 2:Article Number 025401. PNNL-SA-139953. doi:10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.3.025401


  • Chambers S.A., Y. Du, Z. Zhu, J. Wang, M.J. Wahila, L.J. Piper, and A. Prakash, et al. 2018. "Interconversion of intrinsic defects in SrTiO3(001)." Physical Review B 97, no. 24:245204. PNNL-SA-131613. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.97.245204
  • Du Y., P.V. Sushko, S.R. Spurgeon, M.E. Bowden, J. Ablett, T. Lee, and N. Quackenbush, et al. 2018. "Layer-resolved band bending at the n-SrTiO3(001)/p-Ge(001) interface." Physical Review Materials 2, no. 9:094602. PNNL-SA-134900. doi:10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.2.094602
  • Lin S., C. Kuo, R.B. Comes, J. Rault, J. Rueff, S. Nemsak, and A. Taleb, et al. 2018. "Interface properties and built-in potential profile of a LaCrO3/SrTiO3 superlattice determined by standing-wave excited photoemission spectroscopy." Physical Review B 98, no. 16:165124. PNNL-SA-131974. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.98.165124
  • Mohamed A.H., R.T. Oxland, M.A. Aldegunde, S.P. Hepplestone, P.V. Sushko, and K. Kalna. 2018. "Narrowing of band gap at source/drain contact scheme of nanoscale InAs-nMOS." Solid State Electronics 142. PNNL-SA-136076. doi:10.1016/j.sse.2018.01.006
  • Ong P., Z. Yang, P.V. Sushko, and Y. Du. 2018. "Formation, Structural Variety, and Impact of Anti-Phase Boundaries on Li Diffusion in LiCoO2 Thin Film Cathodes." The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 9, no. 18:5515-5520. PNNL-SA-137774. doi:10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b02185
  • Spurgeon S.R., P.V. Sushko, A. Devaraj, Y. Du, T.C. Droubay, and S.A. Chambers. 2018. "Onset of Phase Separation in the Double Perovskite Oxide La2MnNiO6." Physical Review B 97, no. 13:134110. PNNL-SA-123784. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.97.134110
  • Yang Z., P. Ong, Y. He, L. Wang, M.E. Bowden, W. Xu, and T.C. Droubay, et al. 2018. "Direct Visualization of Li Dendrite Effect on LiCoO2 Cathode by In Situ TEM." Small 14, no. 52:1803108. PNNL-SA-135382. doi:10.1002/smll.201803108


  • Chambers S.A., T.C. Droubay, T.C. Kaspar, I.H. Nayyar, M.E. McBriarty, S.M. Heald, and D.J. Keavney, et al. 2017. "Electronic and Optical Properties of a Semiconducting Spinel (Fe2CrO4)." Advanced Functional Materials 27, no. 9:Article No. 1605040. PNNL-SA-121344. doi:10.1002/adfm.201605040
  • Chambers S.A., Y. Du, R.B. Comes, S.R. Spurgeon, and P.V. Sushko. 2017. "The effects of core-level broadening in determining band alignment at the epitaxial SrTiO3(001)/p-Ge(001) heterojunction." Applied Physics Letters 110, no. 8:082104. PNNL-SA-123225. doi:10.1063/1.4977422
  • Comes R.B., S.R. Spurgeon, D.M. Kepaptsoglou, M.H. Engelhard, D.E. Perea, T.C. Kaspar, and Q.M. Ramasse, et al. 2017. "Probing the Origin of Interfacial Carriers in SrTiO3-LaCrO3 Superlattices." Chemistry of Materials 29, no. 3:1147-1155. PNNL-SA-119292. doi:10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b04329
  • Moghadam R., Z. Xiao, K. Ahmadi-Majlan, E. Grimley, M.E. Bowden, P. Ong, and S.A. Chambers, et al. 2017. "An Ultrathin Single Crystalline Relaxor Ferroelectric Integrated on a High Mobility Semiconductor." Nano Letters 17, no. 10:6248-6257. PNNL-SA-123226. doi:10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b02947
  • Nayyar I.H., S.E. Chamberlin, T.C. Kaspar, N. Govind, S.A. Chambers, and P.V. Sushko. 2017. "Effect of doping and chemical ordering on the optoelectronic properties of complex oxides: Fe2O3-V2O3 solid solutions and hetero-structures." Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 19, no. 2:1097-1107. PNNL-SA-122741. doi:10.1039/C6CP06087K
  • Ong P., L. Johnson, H. Hosono, and P.V. Sushko. 2017. "Structure and stability of CaH2 surfaces: on the possibility of electron-rich surfaces in metal hydrides for catalysis." Journal of Materials Chemistry A 5, no. 11:5550-5558. PNNL-SA-121592. doi:10.1039/C6TA09561E
  • Ong P., Y. Du, and P.V. Sushko. 2017. "Low Dimensional Oxygen Vacancy Ordering and Diusion in SrCrO3-d." The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 8, no. 8:1757-1763. PNNL-SA-123934. doi:10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b00355
  • Spurgeon S.R., P.V. Sushko, S.A. Chambers, and R.B. Comes. 2017. "Dynamic Interface Rearrangement in LaFeO3 / n-SrTiO3 Heterojunctions." Physical Review Materials 1, no. 6:063401. PNNL-SA-127972. doi:10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.1.063401
  • Toda Y., S. Ishiyama, E. Khutoryan, T. Idehara, S. Matsuishi, P.V. Sushko, and H. Hosono. 2017. "Rattling of Oxygen Ions in a Sub-NanometerSized Cage Converts Terahertz Radiation to Visible Light." Nano Letters 11, no. 12:12358-12364. PNNL-SA-124011. doi:10.1021/acsnano.7b06277
  • Zhu Y., P.V. Sushko, D. Melzer, E. Jensen, L. Kovarik, C. Ophus, and M. Sanchez-Sanchez, et al. 2017. "Formation of Oxygen Radical Sites on MoVNbTeOx by Cooperative Electron Redistribution." Journal of the American Chemical Society 139, no. 36:12342-12345. PNNL-SA-129307. doi:10.1021/jacs.7b05240


  • Comes R.B., S.R. Spurgeon, S.M. Heald, D.M. Kepaptsoglou, L. Jones, P. Ong, and M.E. Bowden, et al. 2016. "Interface-Induced Polarization in SrTiO3-LaCrO3 Superlattices." Advanced Materials Interfaces 3, no. 6:Art. No. 1500779. PNNL-SA-111839. doi:10.1002/admi.201500779
  • Dicks O.A., A.L. Shluger, P.V. Sushko, and P. Littlewood. 2016. "Spectroscopic properties of oxygen vacancies in LaAlO3." Physical Review B 93, no. 13:Article No. 134114. PNNL-SA-116034. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.93.134114
  • Johnson L., P.V. Sushko, Y. Tomota, and H. Hosono. 2016. "Electron anions and the glass transition temperature." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) 113, no. 36:10001-10012. PNNL-SA-116661. doi:10.1073/pnas.1606891113
  • Kaspar T.C., P.V. Sushko, M.E. Bowden, S.M. Heald, A. Papadogianni, C.M. Tschammer, and O. Bierwagen, et al. 2016. "Defect compensation by Cr vacancies and oxygen interstitials in Ti4+-doped Cr2O3 epitaxial thin films." Physical Review B 94, no. 15:Article No. 155409. PNNL-SA-118171. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.94.155409
  • Konstantinou K., P.V. Sushko, and D.M. Duffy. 2016. "Modelling the local atomic structure of molybdenum in nuclear waste glasses with ab initio molecular dynamics simulations." Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 18, no. 37:26125-26132. PNNL-SA-118012. doi:10.1039/C6CP03076A
  • Spurgeon S.R., Y. Du, T.C. Droubay, A. Devaraj, X. Sang, P. Longo, and P. Yan, et al. 2016. "Competing Pathways for Nucleation of the Double Perovskite Structure in the Epitaxial Synthesis of La2MnNiO6." Chemistry of Materials 28, no. 11:3814-3822. PNNL-SA-115671. doi:10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b00829
  • Xu P., T.C. Droubay, J.S. Jeong, K.A. Mkhoyan, P.V. Sushko, S.A. Chambers, and B. Jalan. 2016. "Quasi 2D Ultrahigh Carrier Density in a Complex Oxide Broken Gap Heterojunction." Advanced Materials Interfaces 3, no. 2:Article No. 1500432. PNNL-SA-107557. doi:10.1002/admi.201500432
  • Xu P., Y. Ayino, C.J. Cheng, V.S. Pribiag, R.B. Comes, P.V. Sushko, and S.A. Chambers, et al. 2016. "Predictive Control over Charge Density in the Two-Dimensional Electron Gas at the Polar-Nonpolar NdTiO3/SrTiO3 Interface." Physical Review Letters 117, no. 10:106806-6. PNNL-SA-123678. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.106803


  • Chamberlin S.E., I.H. Nayyar, T.C. Kaspar, P.V. Sushko, and S.A. Chambers. 2015. "Electronic structure and optical properties of a-(Fe1-xVx)2O3 solid-solution thin films." Applied Physics Letters 106, no. 4:Article No. 041905. PNNL-SA-106515. doi:10.1063/1.4906597
  • Chambers S.A., Y. Du, M. Gu, T.C. Droubay, S. Hepplestone, and P.V. Sushko. 2015. "Dominance of interface chemistry over the bulk properties in determining the electronic structure of epitaxial metal/perovskite oxide heterojunctions." Chemistry of Materials 27, no. 11:4093-4098. PNNL-SA-108999. doi:10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b01118
  • Cheng Y., Y. Shao, L.R. Parent, M.L. Sushko, G. Li, P.V. Sushko, and N.D. Browning, et al. 2015. "Interface Promoted Reversible Mg Insertion in Nanostructured Tin-Antimony Alloys." Advanced Materials 27, no. 42:6598-6605. PNNL-SA-108383. doi:10.1002/adma.201502378
  • Kimmel A., and P.V. Sushko. 2015. "Mechanisms of formation of chemical bonds and defect formation at the a-SiO2/BaTiO3 interfaces." Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 27, no. 47:Article No. 475006. PNNL-SA-124197. doi:10.1088/0953-8984/27/47/475006
  • Kitano M., S. Kanbara, Y. Inoue, N. Kuganathan, P.V. Sushko, T. Yokoyama, and M. Hara, et al. 2015. "Electride support boosts nitrogen dissociation over ruthenium catalyst and shifts the bottleneck in ammonia synthesis." Nature Communications 6. PNNL-SA-124228. doi:10.1038/ncomms7731
  • Konstantinou K., P.V. Sushko, and D.M. Duffy. 2015. "Structure and ionic diffusion of alkaline-earth ions in mixed cation glasses." Journal of Non-crystalline Solids 422. PNNL-SA-110319. doi:10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2015.05.005
  • Parent L.R., Y. Cheng, P.V. Sushko, Y. Shao, J. Liu, C.M. Wang, and N.D. Browning. 2015. "Realizing the Full Potential of Insertion Anodes for Mg-ion Batteries Through the Nano-Structuring of Sn." Nano Letters 15, no. 2:1177-1182. PNNL-SA-106031. doi:10.1021/nl5042534
  • Zhang H., Y. Du, A. Papadogianni, O. Bierwagen, S. Sallis, L.J. Piper, and M.E. Bowden, et al. 2015. "Perovskite Sr-doped LaCrO3 as a new p-type transparent conducting oxide." Advanced Materials 27, no. 35:5191-5195. PNNL-SA-109679. doi:10.1002/adma.201501959
  • Zhang H., Y. Du, P.V. Sushko, M.E. Bowden, V. Shutthanandan, L. Qiao, and G. Cao, et al. 2015. "Electronic and magnetic properties of epitaxial perovskite SrCrO3(001)." Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 27, no. 24:245605. PNNL-SA-108136. doi:10.1088/0953-8984/27/24/245605
  • Zhang H., Y. Du, P.V. Sushko, M.E. Bowden, V. Shutthanandan, S. Sallis, and L.J. Piper, et al. 2015. "Hole-induced insulator-to-metal transition in La1-xSrxCrO3 epitaxial films." Physical Review B 91, no. 15:155129. PNNL-SA-105791. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.91.155129


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