Crystallography and Optical Properties


This line of research is focused on the study of the optical properties of semiconductor materials. Over the past few years we have carried out Raman scattering studies on a variety of III-V compound systems such as GaN, InN, InGaN, InAs/GaAs, InGaAs, InP, AlGaSb, InAsSb, GaSb, GaAsN, as well as on ZnO, a II-VI wide band gap material which is intensively being investigated because of its potential applications in transparent electronics and in blue and UV light emitters.





Luis Artus, Group Leader

Ramon Cusco, Senior Research Scientist

Jordi Ibañez, Research Scientist



Publications 2016

Cuenca-Gotor, V. P., et al. (2016), Structural, Vibrational, and Electronic Study of α-As2Te3 under Compression, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 120(34), 19340-19352, doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b06049.

Cuscó, R., B. Gil, G. Cassabois, and L. Artús (2016), Temperature dependence of Raman-active phonons and anharmonic interactions in layered hexagonal BN, Physical Review B, 94(15), 155435.

García-Martínez, P., D. López Aventín, S. Segura, I. Gómez-Martín, J. Lloreta, J. Ibáñez, J. J. Elvira, and R. M. Pujol (2016), In vivo reflectance confocal microscopy characterization of silver deposits in localized cutaneous argyria, British Journal of Dermatology, 175(5), 1052-1055, doi: 10.1111/bjd.14571.

Höbig, N., R. Mediavilla, L. Gibert, J. I. Santisteban, D. I. Cendón, J. Ibáñez, and K. Reicherter (2016), Palaeohydrological evolution and implications for palaeoclimate since the Late Glacial at Laguna de Fuente de Piedra, southern Spain, Quaternary International, doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2016.02.051.

Hortelano, V., O. Martínez, R. Cuscó, L. Artús, and J. Jiménez (2016), Cathodoluminescence study of Mg activation in non-polar and semi-polar faces of undoped/Mg-doped GaN core-shell nanorods, Nanotechnology, 27(9), doi: 10.1088/0957-4484/27/9/095706.

Ibáñez, J., J. A. Sans, C. Popescu, J. López-Vidrier, J. J. Elvira-Betanzos, V. P. Cuenca-Gotor, O. Gomis, F. J. Manjón, P. Rodríguez-Hernández, and A. Muñoz (2016), Structural, Vibrational, and Electronic Study of Sb2S3 at High Pressure, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b01276.

Riobóo, R. J. J., R. Cuscó, C. Prieto, C. Kopittke, S. V. Novikov, and L. Artús (2016), Surface acoustic wave velocity and elastic constants of cubic GaN, Applied Physics Express, 9(6), doi: 10.7567/APEX.9.061001.

Publications 2015


Cuscó, R., N. Domènech-Amador, T. Hatakeyama, T. Yamaguchi, T. Honda, and L. Artús (2015a), Lattice dynamics of a mist-chemical vapor deposition-grown corundum-like Ga<inf>2</inf>O<inf>3</inf> single crystal, Journal of Applied Physics, 117(18), doi: 10.1063/1.4921060.

Cuscó, R., N. Domènech-Amador, P. Y. Hung, W. Y. Loh, R. Droopad, and L. Artús (2015b), Raman scattering study of LO phonon-plasmon coupled modes in p-type InGaAs, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 634, 87-93, doi: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2015.01.225.

Cuscó, R., N. Domènech-Amador, S. Novikov, C. T. Foxon, and L. Artús (2015c), Anharmonic phonon decay in cubic GaN, Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 92(7), doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.92.075206.

Ibáñez, J., S. Hernández, J. López-Vidrier, D. Hiller, S. Gutsch, M. Zacharias, A. Segura, J. Valenta, and B. Garrido (2015), Optical emission from Si O2 -embedded silicon nanocrystals: A high-pressure Raman and photoluminescence study, Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 92(3), doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.92.035432.

Prudencio, J., J. M. Ibáñez, E. Del Pezzo, J. Martí, A. García-Yeguas, and L. De Siena (2015), 3D Attenuation Tomography of the Volcanic Island of Tenerife (Canary Islands), Surveys in Geophysics, 36(5), 693-716, doi: 10.1007/s10712-015-9333-3.


Publications 2014


Consonni, V., S. Renet, J. Garnier, P. Gergaud, L. Artús, J. Michallon, L. Rapenne, E. Appert, and A. Kaminski-Cachopo (2014), Improvement of the physical properties of ZnO/CdTe core-shell nanowire arrays by CdCl2 heat treatment for solar cells, Nanoscale Research Letters, 9(1), 1-13, doi: 10.1186/1556-276X-9-222.

Cuscó, R., N. Domènech-Amador, J. Jiménez, and L. Artús (2014), Electron density gradients in ammonothermally grown Si-doped GaN, Applied Physics Express, 7(2), doi: 10.7567/APEX.7.021001.

Domènech-Amador, N., R. Cuscó, R. García-Hernansanz, G. González-Díaz, J. Gandhi, A. Bensaoula, and L. Artús (2014), Multiphononon resonant Raman scattering in He+-implanted InGaN, Semiconductor Science and Technology, 29(4), doi: 10.1088/0268-1242/29/4/045013.

Hernandez, S., J. Lopez-Vidrier, L. Lopez-Conesa, D. Hiller, S. Gutsch, J. Ibanez, S. Estrade, F. Peiro, M. Zacharias, and B. Garrido (2014), Determining the crystalline degree of silicon nanoclusters/SiO2 multilayers by Raman scattering, Journal of Applied Physics, 115(20), doi: 10.1063/1.4878175.

Hernández, S., J. López-Vidrier, L. López-Conesa, D. Hiller, S. Gutsch, J. Ibáñez, S. Estradé, F. Peiró, M. Zacharias, and B. Garrido (2014), Determining the crystalline degree of silicon nanoclusters/SiO2 multilayers by Raman scattering, Journal of Applied Physics, 115(20).

Oliva, R., J. Ibáñez, R. Cuscó, A. Dadgar, A. Krost, J. Gandhi, A. Bensaoula, and L. Artús (2014a), High-pressure Raman scattering in InGaN heteroepitaxial layers: Effect of the substrate on the phonon pressure coefficients, Applied Physics Letters, 104(14), doi: 10.1063/1.4870529.

Oliva, R., A. Segura, J. Ibáñez, T. Yamaguchi, Y. Nanishi, and L. Artús (2014b), Pressure dependence of the refractive index in wurtzite and rocksalt indium nitride, Applied Physics Letters, 105(23), doi: 10.1063/1.4903860.

Soto, R., E. Beamud, B. Oliva-Urcia, E. Roca, M. Rubinat, and J. J. Villalaín (2014), Applicability of magnetic fabrics in rocks associated with the emplacement of salt structures (the Bicorb-Quesa and Navarrés salt walls, Prebetics, SE Spain), Tectonophysics, 629, 319-334, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2014.07.004.


Publications 2013


Ibáñez Insa, J. (2013), Reformulating table salt under pressure, Science, 342(6165), 1459-1460, doi: 10.1126/science.1247699.

Ibáñez, J., O. Font, N. Moreno, J. J. Elvira, S. Alvarez, and X. Querol (2013), Quantitative Rietveld analysis of the crystalline and amorphous phases in coal fly ashes, Fuel, 105, 314-317, doi: 10.1016/j.fuel.2012.06.090.

Ibáñez, J., R. Oliva, F. J. Manjón, A. Segura, T. Yamaguchi, Y. Nanishi, R. Cuscó, and L. Artús (2013), High-pressure lattice dynamics in wurtzite and rocksalt indium nitride investigated by means of Raman spectroscopy, Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 88(11), doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.88.115202.

Oliva, R., J. Ibáñez, L. Artús, R. Cuscó, J. Zúñiga-Pérez, and V. Muñoz-Sanjosé (2013), High-pressure Raman scattering of CdO thin films grown by metal-organic vapor phase epitaxy, Journal of Applied Physics, 113(5), doi: 10.1063/1.4790383.

Rioboo, R. J. J., C. Prieto, R. Cusco, L. Artus, C. Boney, A. Bensaoula, T. Yamaguchi, and Y. Nanishi (2013), Temperature dependence of surface acoustic wave propagation velocity in InxGa1-xN films obtained by high-resolution brillouin spectroscopy: Determination of temperature coefficient of frequency, Applied Physics Express, 6(5), doi: 10.7567/APEX.6.056601.

Torréns-Martín, D., L. Fernández-Carrasco, S. Martínez-Ramírez, J. Ibáñez, L. Artús, and T. Matschei (2013), Raman spectroscopy of anhydrous and hydrated calcium aluminates and sulfoaluminates, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 96(11), 3589-3595, doi: 10.1111/jace.12535.




Project Title:

OPTOFOT - Propiedades ópticas de materiales optoelectrónicos y fotovoltaicos

Financed by:

PNIDI-MAT - MAT2010-16116




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