The research activities in our group focus on the fundamental understanding of physics and chemistry occurred at the surfaces and interfaces of functional materials using modern surface science experimental techniques. The current projects include:

1. Synthesis, characterization and surface chemistry of oxide supported metal nanoparticle catalysts.

2. Understanding the interfacial chemistry and electronic structures between metal electrodes and semiconducting organic materials which are widely involved in the organic electronic and optoelectonic devices.

3. Fabrication and characterization of self-assembly thin films on metal substrates.

The modern surface science techniques being used include synchrotron radiation photoemission spectroscopy (SRPES), near edge X-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS), UV and X-ray photoelctron spectroscopy (UPS and XPS), low energy electron diffraction (LEED), scanning probe microscopies (STM and AFM), Auger electron spectroscopy (AES), low energy ion scattering spectroscopy (LEIS), electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) and temperature programmed desorption (TPD).

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