Welcome to the Fadley Group Website

Department of Physics
University of California Davis


Materials Sciences Division
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory



Photo Gallery of Summer Party for Group Members, Collaborators, Alumni, and Friends


--Some Group Projects and Activities:

New--First Hard X-Ray Photoemission Experiments at the Advanced Light Source--New

Standing waves and buried interfaces

Standing wave spectromicroscopy
(scales in microns)

Spectroscopy of spintronic materials

Colossal magnetoresistive oxide------------------Dilute magnetic semiconductor<--New


Curriculum vitae

Visiting Distinguished Professor, Paris-Saclay Triangle of Physics, 2013

Fellow of Elettra, the Italian synchrotron radiation and free-electron laser laboratory, 2012

Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2010

Elected Foreign Member of the Royal Society of Sciences in Uppsala, Sweden, 2009

Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science, Microbeam Analysis Committee 141 Award, 2007

Helmholtz-Humboldt Prize, 2006-2007

AVS Welch Award, 2005

Our workplace: The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The LBNL Advanced Light Source

The LBNL Materials Sciences Division


Hanging around the spectrometer: From Left, Bongjin Simon Mun (now Hanyang Univ., Seoul); Chuck;
See-Hun Yang (now IBM Almaden Research);
Norman Mannella (now University of Tennessee );
Alex Gray (now Stanford/SLAC); Gunnar Palsson & Slavo Nemsak (UCD&LBNL)


--Current Research and Papers:

-Recent Lecture Overviewing Group Activities

Links to some recent papers, reviews, and other relevant websites:

-Spectroscopy and Polaron Formation in a Colossal Magnetoresistive Oxide

-Standing-Wave Studies of Buried Magnetic Interfaces

-Standing-Wave Studies of Buried-Layer Densities of States

-Standing-Wave Studies of Buried Magnetic Interfaces--Overview

-Standing-Wave Studies of Buried Magnetic Interfaces--Book Chapter

-Atomic-Scale Holography with Photoelectrons and X-Rays

-Development of a Next-Generation Detector for Synchrotron Radiation Research

-Future Prospects for Photoelectron Spectroscopy in the 5-15 keV Regime--Overview

-Future Prospects for Using X-Rays in Nanomagnetism Studies

-Basic Concepts of X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy--An Introductory Overview

-Atomic-level characterization of materials with core- and valence-level photoemission:
basic phenomena and future directions- a review

-X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy: Progress and Perspectives--A Look to the Future

-Determining bulk electronic structure from hard x-ray angle-resolved photoemission (HARPES)

-Electronic structure of a dilute magnetic semiconductor from hard x-ray angle-resolved photoemission

-Standing-wave photoemission from a TiN/Si gate structure

-Standing-wave photoemisstion from an annealed CoFeB/MgO tunnel junction

-Depth- and k- resolved electronic structure from soft x-ray standing-wave angle-resolved photoemission

-Hard X-ray Photoemission with Angular Resolution and Standing-Wave Excitation--A review

-Probing nanoscale behavior of magnetic materials with soft X-ray spectromicroscopy--A review

-Making use of x-ray optical effects in photoelectron-, Auger electron-, and x-ray emission spectroscopies: total reflection, standing-wave excitation and resonant effects

-Reference Data for Photoelectron Spectroscopy in the 5-15 keV Regime: Scofield Photoelectric Cross Sections for Photon Energies 1-100 keV

-User-Friendly Program for Simulating Photoelectron Diffraction (EDAC--Garcia de Abajo)

-Theoretical Work with M.A. Van Hove Related to the Interpretation of Photoelectron Diffraction and Holography, and X-Ray Fluorescence Holography

--Some Past Group Members:

Fyodor Lynen Postdoctoral Fellows
Christian Papp (now U. Erlangen)
and Benjamin Balke (now U. Mainz)
discussing research in surroundings
familiar to them

Some group members lining up
for our annual international motorcycle race:
From Left, Yoshi Enta, Hirosaki University, Japan (on a Harley);
Brian Sell, UC Davis (Suzuki);
Masa Watanabe, RIKEN, Japan (BMW)

(Plus see complete list in Fadley CV)

--Teaching/Special Lectures:

Surface Physics of Materials--Spectroscopy, Fall, 2012 (Physics 243A)

Public Lecture on Einstein's Magic Year (Video)


Advanced School on Synchrotron Radiation and Free Electron Laser Sources,
and their Multidisciplinary Applications

International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy

Course on Surface and Interface Science, Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Related Techniques
April 16-18, 2008 (updated and repeated in 2010 and 2012)

Some Photos of the 2008 Photoemission Gang at Work (Link to Album)

Slide Set 1-2008--Introduction to surface/interface/nano science

Slide Set 2-2008--Electronic structure review, basic technigues

Slide Set 3-2008 --Instrumentation, peak intensities, photoelectron

diffraction, x-ray optics & standing waves

Slide Set 4-2008--Valence band studies, various core-level effects

Answers to Exercises-2008--Suggested answers to lecture questions and computer exercises



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