Laboratory of Semiconductor and Insulator Technology (№ 104)


Head of the Laboratory - Corresponding Member of RAS A.A. Saranin 




Researchers - 8,

Dr. Sc. - 4, 

PhD - 6.


Main research directions

Investigation of formation processes, structure and properties of submonolayer films (surface phases) of adsorbates on semiconductor surfaces. 

Investigation of critical phenomena, including phase transitions, in the low-dimensional systems. 

Design of the techniques for controlling structure and properties of the nanostructures and fabrication of functional elements for semiconductor nanoelectronics. 

 Gruznev Matetsky

Principal results  

"It has been found that Beryllium adsorption onto the heated Si(111) surface results in the formation of  Be-encapsulated Si nanotubes, as was predicted theoretically. [Nano Letters, 2004].

"Reversible phase transitions in low-dimensional structures were found and studied. [Physical Review B, 2005; Applied Surface Science, 2004; Physical Review B, 2006].

"Rashba-type spin splitting of metal surface states was found in the Au/Si(111) system [Scientific Reports, 2013]. Optical measurements have shown a tenfold increase in the intensity of second harmonic generation for the Si(111) 3x 3-(Au,In) surface [Applied Surface Science, 2012]. The novel mechanism of the interaction between surface magic clusters has been described [Physical Review Letters, 2011].

"Self-assembly of fullerene islands mediated by the moir? interference between an island and the underlying lattice has been studied. We have shown that this discovery suggests an unexplored tactic of engineering atomic scale moire magnifiers to facilitate the growth of monodisperse mesoscopic structures [Nature Communications, 2013].

"We have proposed a strategy to create spin-split metallic bands using a dense 2D alloy layer containing a metal with strong spin-orbit coupling and another metal to modify the surface reconstruction. The strategy provides a new paradigm for creating metallic surface state bands with various spin textures on silicon and therefore enhances the possibility to integrate fascinating and promising capabilities of spintronics with current semiconductor technology [Scientific Reports, 2013, 2014].


Representative publications

1.K. Oura, V.G. Lifshits, A.A. Saranin, A.V. Zotov, M. Katayama (Invited Review) Hydrogen interaction with clean and modified silicon surfaces. Surface Science Reports, 1999, 35(1-2), 1-74. 

IF = 14.765

2.A.A. Saranin, A.V. Zotov, V.G. Kotlyar, T.V. Kasyanova, O.A. Utas, H. Okado, M. Katayama, K. Oura Ordered arrays of Be-encapsulated Si nanotubes on Si(111) surface. Nano Letters, 2004, V.4, №8, P.1469-1473.

IF = 13.592

3.D.V. Gruznev, A.V. Matetskiy, L.V. Bondarenko, O.A. Utas, A.V. Zotov, A.A. Saranin, M.Y.Lai, J.P. Chou, C.M. Wei, and Y.L. Wang. Stepwise self-assembly of C60 mediated by atomic scale moir? magnifiers. Nature Communications, 2013, Vol.4, Article number: 1679.

IF = 11.47

4.V.G. Kotlyar, A.V. Zotov, A.A. Saranin, E.N. Chukurov, T.V. Kasyanova, M.A. Cherevik , I.V. Pisarenko, H. Okado, M. Katayama, K. Oura, V.G. Lifshits Doping of magic nanoclusters in the submonolayer In/Si(100) system.  Physical Review Letters, 2003, V.91, P.026104-1-026104-4.

IF = 7.512

5.M.Y. Lai, J.P. Chou, O.A. Utas, N.V. Denisov, V.G. Kotlyar, D.V. Gruznev, A.V. Matetsky, A.V. Zotov, A.A. Saranin, C.M. Wei, Y.L. Wang. Broken even/odd symmetry in self-selection of distances between nanoclusters due to presence/absence of topological solitons. Physical Review Letters, 2011, V.106, P.166101(4). 

IF = 7.512

6.Y.L. Wang, A.A. Saranin, A.V. Zotov, M.Y. Lai, H.H. Chang. Random and ordered arrays of surface magic clusters. International Reviews in Physical Chemistry, 2008, Vol.27, No. 2, P.317-360.

IF = 7.034

7.L.V. Bondarenko, D.V. Gruznev, A.A. Yakovlev, A.Y. Tupchaya, D. Usachov, O. Vilkov, A. Fedorov, D.V. Vyalikh, S.V. Eremeev, E.V. Chulkov, A.V. Zotov & A.A. Saranin. Large spin splitting of metallic surface-state bands at adsorbate-modified gold/silicon surfaces. Scientific Reports, 2013, Vol.3, Article number: 1826 

IF = 5.578

8.D.V. Gruznev, L.V. Bondarenko, A.V. Matetskiy, A.A. Yakovlev, A.Y. Tupchaya, S.V. Eremeev, E.V. Chulkov, Jyu-Pin Chou, Ching-Ming Wei, Ming-Yu Lai, Yuh-Lin Wang, A.V. Zotov & A.A. Saranin. A strategy to create spin-split metallic bands on silicon using a dense alloy layer. Scientific Reports, 2014, Vol.4, Article number: 4742

IF = 5.578

9.D.V. Gruznev, D.N. Chubenko, A.V. Zotov, A.A. Saranin. Effect of surface potential relief on forming molecular arrays: Tryptanthrin adsorbed on various Si(111) reconstructions. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2010, Vol.114, P.14489-14495.

IF = 4.772