Nanophotonics - Nanoelectronics


Reprints available upon request

N. Sacre, G. Hufnagel*, J. Galipaud, E. Bertin, S.A Hassan*, M. Duca, L. Roué, S. Garbarino, A. Ruediger, D. Guay, ‘Pt thin films with nanometer sized terraces of (100) orientation’, The Journal of Physical Chemistry, (2017) accepted

F. Ambriz Vargas*, G. Kolhatkar*, M. Broyer*, A. Hadj Yussef*, R. Nouar, A. Sarkissian, R. Thomas*, M. Gauthier, A. Ruediger, “A Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor compatible ferroelectric tunnel junction”, Applied Materials and Interfaces, 9 (2017) 13262-13268

B. Huber*, P.B. Popp, M. Kaiser, A. Ruediger, C. Schindler, “Fully inkjet printed flexible resistive memory”, Applied Physics Letters, 110 (2017) 143503 /doi: - highlighted by AIP Publishing, AAAS, IEEE spectrum, “The week” and others

F. Ambriz Vargas*, G. Kolhatkar*, R. Thomas*, R. Nouar, A. Sarkissian, C. Gomez-Yanez, M.A. Gauthier, A. Ruediger, “Tunneling electroresistance effect in a Pt/Hf0.5Zr0.5O2/Pt structure”. Applied Physics Letters, 110 (2017) 093106

A.R. Boucherif, A. Boucherif, G. Kolhatkar*, A. Ruediger, R. Ares,” Graphene-Mesoporous Si Nanocomposite as a Compliant Substrate for Heteroepitaxy”, Small 13 (2017) 1603269
- selected for Wiley “Hot Topics” section and cover page of Small

A.C. Nwanya, C. Awada*, D. Obi, K. Raju, K.I. Ozoemena, R.U. Osuji, A. Ruediger, M. Maaza, F. Rosei, F. I. Ezema, “Nanoporous copper-cobalt mixed nanorod bundles as high performance pseudocapacitive electrodes”, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 787 (2017) 24-35

C. Dab*, G. Kolhatkar*, J. Plathier*, R. Thomas*, A. Ruediger, “Dependence of apertureless scanning near field spectroscopy on nanoscale refractive index changes”, Plasmonics, (2016), DOI 10.1007/s11468-016-0488-7

A.C. Nwanya, D. Obi, K.I. Ozoemena, R.U. Osuji, C. Awada*, A. Ruediger, M. Maaza, F. Rosei, F.I. Ezema,”Facile Synthesis of Nanosheet-like CuO film and its potential application as a high performance pseudocapacitor electrode”, Electrochimica Acta, 198 (2016) 220-230

C. Awada*, J. Plathier*, C. Dab*, F. Charra, L. Douillard, A. Ruediger, “High resolution scanning near field mapping of enhancement on SERS substrates: comparison with photoemission electron microscopy”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 18 (2016) 9405-9411

B.R. Matos, M.A. Dresch, E.I. Santiago, L.P.R. Moraes, D.J. Castaran, J. Schoenmaker, I.A. Velasco Davalos*, A. Ruediger, A.C. Tavares, F.C. Fonseca, “Nafion membranes annealed at high temperature and controlled humidity: structure, conductivity and fuel cell performance”, Electrochimica Acta, 196 (2016) 110-117

G. Kolhatkar*, A. Boucherif, C. Dab*, S. Fafard, V. Aimez, R. Arès, A. Ruediger, “Composition Variation in Al-Based Dilute Nitride Alloys Using Apertureless Scanning Near-Field Microscopy”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 18 (2016) 30546

Y. Ayadi, L. Rahhal, B. Vilquin, C. Chevalier, F.Ambriz Vargas*, S. Ecoffey, A. Ruediger, A. Sarkissian, S. Monfray, J.-P. Cloarec, D. Drouin, A. Souifi, ‘’Novel concept of gas sensitivity characterization of materials suited for implementation in FET-based gas sensors’’, Nanoscale Research Letters, 11:481 (2016) DOI 10.1186/s11671-016-1687-z

I.Velasco Davalos*, F. Ambriz-Vargas*, G. Kolhatkar*, R. Thomas*, A. Ruediger, ‘’ Synthesis of BiFeO3 thin films on single-terminated Nb:SrTiO3 (111) substrates by intermittent microwave assisted hydro-thermal method’’, AIP Advances, 6 (2016) 065117

M. Celikin*, D. Barba, B. Bastola*, A. Ruediger#, F. Rosei, ‘’Development of regenerated Fiber Bragg Grating sensors with long-term stability’’, Optics Express, 24 (2016) 21897-21909

C.P. Brown, J.L. Boyd, A.J. Palmer, M. Phillips, C.-A. Couture, M. Rivard, P.A. Hulley, A.J. Price, A. Ruediger, F. Légaré, A.J. Carr, “Modulation of mechanical interactions by local piezoelectric effects”, Advanced Functional Materials, (2016) DOI:10.1002/adfm.201601476

I.Velasco Davalos*, F. Ambriz Vargas*, C. Gomez Yanez, R. Thomas*, A. Ruediger, ’’Polarization reversal in BaTiO3 nanostructures synthesized by microwave-assisted hydrothermal method’’, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 667 (2016) 268-274

G. Kolhatkar*, A. Boucherif, Y.A. Bioud, D. Fafard, A. Ruediger, V. Aimez, R. Ares, ‘’Electrical and structural properties of AlGaNAs alloys grown by chemical beam epitaxy’’, Physica Status Solidi B, 253 (2016) 918-922

I.Velasco Davalos*, F. Ambriz Vargas*, R. Thomas*, A. Ruediger, “Surface preparation of (110) oriented pure and Nb doped SrTiO3 single crystal substrates by microwave assisted hydrothermal method”, Surface and Coatings Technology 283 (2015), 108-114

F. Ambriz Vargas*, I. Velasco Davalos*, R. Thomas*, A. Ruediger, ”Nucleation and growth of ultra-thin BaTiO3 films on single terminated Nb:SrTiO3 (100) substrates for ferroelectric tunnel junctions”, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology, (2015) DOI: 10.1116/1.4934647

F.A.Vargas*, R. Nouar*, Z. Said Bacar*, B. Higuera*, R. Porter, A. Sarkissian, R. Thomas*, A. Ruediger, “On-axis radio frequency magnetron sputtering of stoichiometric BaTiO3 target: localized re-sputtering and substrate etching during thin film growth”, Thin Solid Films, (2015), DOI:10.1016/j.tsf.2015.07.065

M. Celikin*, D. Barba*, M. Chicoine, F. Schiettekatte, A. Ruediger, F. Rosei, ‘’Co-mediated nucleation of Erbium-Silicon nanoclusters in fused silica’’, Journal of Materials Research, 30 (2015) 3003-3010

A. Mhamdi, R. Dridi, A. Arfaoui, C. Awada*, M. Karyaoui, I.A. Velasco Davalos*, A. Ruediger, M. Amlouk, ‘’Structual surface morphology and optical properties of NiSnO3 thin films prepared using spray technique’’, Optical Materials, 47 (2015) 386-390

B.R. Matos, E.I. Santiago, R. Muccillo, I.A. Velasco Davalos*, A. Ruediger, A.C. Tavares, F.C. Fonseca, ‘’Interplay between a-relaxation and morphology transition of perfluorosulfonate ionomer membranes’’, Journal of Power Sources, 293 (2015) 859-867

A. Merlen, J. Plathier*, A. Ruediger, “Near field optical image of a gold surface: a luminescence study”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 17 (2015) 21176-21181

D. Barba*, F. Martin, K. Tagziria, M. Nicklaus*, E. Haddad, F. Rosei, A. Ruediger, “Photoluminescence mapping of oxygen defect emission for nanoscale spatial characterization of fibre Bragg gratings”, Journal of Applied Physics, 116 (2014) 064906

J. Chakrabartty, R. Nechache, S. Li, M. Nicklaus*, A. Ruediger, F. Rosei, “Photovoltaic Properties of Multiferroic BiFeO3-BiCrO3 heterostructures”, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 97 (2014) 1837-1840


R. Nechache, M. Nicklaus*, N. Diffalah*, A. Ruediger, F. Rosei, “Pulsed laser deposition growth of rutile TiO2 nanowires on Silicon substrates”, Applied Surface Science, 313 (2014) 48-52

C.P. Brown, M.A. Houle, K. Popov, M. Nicklaus*, C.A. Couture, M. Laliberté, T. Brabec, A. Ruediger, A.J. Carr, A.J. Price, H.S. Gill, L. Ramunno, F. Légaré, ‘’Imaging and modeling collagen architecture from the nano to the micro scale’’, Biomedial Optics Express, 5 (2014) 233-243

C. P. Brown, M. A. Houle, K. Popov, M. Nicklaus, C. A. Couture, M. Laliberté, T. Brabec, A. Ruediger, A. J. Carr, A. J. Price, H. S. Gill, L. Ramunno, F. Légaré "Imaging and modeling collagen architecture from the nano to micro scale", Biomedical optics, 2013.

I. Velasco, R. Thomas, A. Ruediger, “Realization of single-termination SrTiO3 (100) surfaces by a microwave-induced hydrothermal process”, Applied Physics Letters, 2013.

I. Velasco, A. Ruediger, C. Gomez Yanez, "Mechanical Niobium doping in barium titanate electroceramics’’Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 581 (2013) 56-58

I. Velasco, M. Nicklaus, C. Nauenheim, M. Moretti, S. Li, R. Nechache, A. Ruediger, ‘’ Polar properties of hydrothermally synthesized BiFeO3 thin films’’, Applied Physics A, DOI 10.1007/s00339-013-7952-4

S. Li, R. Nechache, I. Velasco, G. Goupil, L. Nikolova, M. Nicklaus, J. Laverdiere, A. Ruediger, F. Rosei, ‘’Ultrafast microwave hydrothermal synthesis of BiFeO3 Nanoplates’’, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 96 (2013) 3155-3162

R. Nechache, C. Nauenheim, U. Lanke, A. Pignolet, F. Rosei, A. Ruediger, ‘’Coexistence of antiferromagnetic and ferromagnetic order at remanent state in epitaxial multiferroic Bi2FeCrO6 nanostructures’’, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 24 (2012) 142202

M. Nicklaus, C. Nauenheim, A. Krayev, V. Gavrilyuk, A. Belyaev, A. Ruediger, ‘’Tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy with objective scanner on opaque samples’’, Review of Scientific Instruments, 83 (2012) 066102

R. Nechache, C. Harnagea, S. Licoccia, E. Traversa, A. Ruediger, A. Pignolet, F. Rosei, “Photovoltaic properties of Bi2FeCrO6 epitaxial thin films”, Applied Physics Letters, 98 (2011) 202902

R. Nechache, C.-V. Cojocaru, C. Harnagea, C. Nauenheim, M. Nicklaus, A. Ruediger, F. Rosei, A. Pignolet “Epitaxial Patterning of Bi2FeCrO6 double perovskite nanostructures: multiferroic at room temperature“, Advanced Materials, 23 (2011) 1724

M.Nicklaus, A. Pignolet, C. Harnagea, A. Ruediger, “Non-contact atomic force microscopy imaging of ferroelectric domains with functionalized tips”, Applied Physics Letters 98 (2011) 162901

R. Nechache, C. Harnagea, A. Ruediger, F. Rosei, A. Pignolet, “Effect of epitaxial strain on the structural and ferroelectric properties of Bi2FeCrO6 thin films”, Functional Materials Letters, 3 (2010) 83-88

E. Erdem, P. Jakes, S.K.S. Parashar, K. Kiraz, M. Somer, A. Ruediger, R. Eichel, “Defect structure of aliovalently-doped and isovalently-substituted PbTiO3 nanopowders“, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 22 (2010) 345901 

A. Ruediger, F.Rosei “Interfaces: AFM extends its reach”, Nature Nanotechnology, 5 (2010) 388 

C. Nauenheim, A. Ruediger, C. Kuegeler, R. Waser, “Investigation of the electroforming process in resistively switching TiO2 nanocrosspoint junctions”, Applied Physics Letters, 96 (2010) 122902

D.Xue, R. Clerac, F. Rosei, A. Ruediger, S.Yin, “Debate on Crystallization”, Journal of Crystallization Physics and Chemistry, 1 (2010) 1-2

A. Shumelyuk, A. Ruediger, O.F. Schirmer, B. Hilling, V. Dieckmann, H. Brüning, T. Schemme, M. Imlau, S.G. Odoulov, “Temperature dependence of photorefractive response in tin hypothiodiphosphate“, Journal of Holography and Speckle, 5 (2009) 290

M.Meier, S. Gilles, R. Rosezin, C.Schindler, S.Trellenkamp, A. Ruediger, D. Mayer, C. Kuegeler, R. Waser, “Resistively switching Pt/spin on glass/Ag nanocells for non-volatile memories fabricated with UV nanoimprint lithography“, Microelectronic Engineering, 86 (2009) 1060

R.Soni, M.Meier, A. Ruediger, B.Hollander, C. Kuegeler, R. Waser, “Integration of GexSe1-x in crossbar arrays for non-volatile memory applications“, Microelectronic Engineering, 86 (2009) 1054

L. Yang, C. Kuegeler, K. Szot, A. Ruediger, R. Waser, “The influence of copper electrode on the resistive switching effect in TiO2 thin films studied by conductive force microscopy”, Applied Physics Letters, 95 (2009) 013109

M. Meier, C. Schindler, S. Gilles, R. Rosezin, A. Rudiger, C. Kuegeler, R. Waser, “A non-volatile memory with resistively switching methyl-silsesquioxane“, IEEE Electron Device Letters, 30 (2009) 8-10

S. Clemens, S. Röhrig, A. Rüdiger, T. Schneller, R. Waser, “Embedded ferroelectric nanostructure arrays”, Nanotechnology, 20  (2009) 075305

S. Röhrig, A. Rüdiger “A novel detection scheme for polarization reversal in ferroelectric nanostructures”, Ferroelectrics, 368 (2008) 72

M.T. Buscaglia, V. Buscaglia, M. Viviani, G. Dondero, S. Roehrig, A. Ruediger, P. Nanni, “Ferroelectric hollow particles obtained by solid state reaction”, Nanotechnology, 18 (2008) 225602 

A. Petraru, H. Kohlstedt, A. Rüdiger, P. Meuffels, K. Szot, R. Waser „ Method to distinguish ferroelectric from nonferroelectric origin in case of resistive switching in ferroelectric capacitors “, Applied Physics Letters, 92 (2008) 062907

S. Clemens, A.-C. Dippel, T. Schneller, R. Waser, A. Rüdiger, S. Röhrig, “Direct electrical characterization of embedded ferroelectric lead titanate nano-islands“, Journal of Applied Physics, 103 (2008) 034113

A. Ruediger, R. Waser, “Size effects in nanoscale ferroelectrics”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 449 (2007) 2-6

J. Mustafa, A. Rüdiger, R. Waser, “Comparison of three different architectures for active resistive memories“, International Journal of Electronics and Communication, 61 (2007) 345-352

T. Watanabe, S. Hoffmann-Eifert, L. Yang, A. Rüdiger, C. Kügeler, C.S. Hwang, R. Waser, “Liquid Injection Atomic Layer Deposition of TiOx Films Using Ti[OCH(CH3)2]4”, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 154 (2007) G134-G140

A.Rüdiger, R. Waser “Nanoscale Ferroelectrics”, Advances in Science and Technology, 45, 2392-2399 (2006)

S. Clemens, T. Schneller, R. Waser, S. Röhrig, A. Rüdiger, „Variable Size and Shape Distribution of Ferroelectric Nanoislands by Chemical Mechanical Polishing“, Small, 2 (2006) 500-502

F. Peter, B. Reichenberg, A. Rüdiger, R. Waser, K. Szot, „Sample-tip interaction of piezoelectric force microscopy in ferroelectric nanostructures”, IEEE transactions on ultrasonics, ferroelectrics and frequency control, 53 (2006) 2253-2260

F. Peter, B. Reichenberg, A. Rüdiger, R. Waser, and K. Szot: Extrinsic contributions to piezoresponse force microscopy. Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc., 902E (2006)

F. Peter, A. Rüdiger, R. Waser, “Mechanical crosstalk between vertical and lateral piezoresponse force microscopy”, Review of Scientific Instruments, 77 (2006) 036103

F. Peter, A. Rüdiger, R. Waser, K. Szot, B. Reichenberg, „Contributions to in-plane piezoresponse on axially symmetrical samples“,Review of Scientific Instruments 76, 106108 (2005)

S. Clemens, A. Rüdiger, T. Schneller, T. Schmitz, S. Tiedke, S. Kronholz, F. Peter, R. Waser, „Integration of ferroelectric lead titanate nanoislands for direct hysteresis measurements”, Applied Physics Letters, 87, 142904 (2005)

F. Peter, A. Rüdiger, R. Dittmann, R. Waser, K. Szot, B. Reichenberg, K. Prume, “Analysis of shape effects on the piezoresponse in ferroelectric nanograins with and without adsorbates”, Applied Physics Letters, 87, 082901 (2005)

A. Lookman, J. McAneney, R. M. Bowman, J. M. Gregg, J. Kut, S. Rios, A. Ruediger, M. Dawber, and J. F. Scott , „Effects of poling, and implications for metastable phase behavior in barium strontium titanate thin film capacitors“ ,Applied Physics Letters,  85, 5010 (2004)

F. Peter, A. Rüdiger, R. Waser, K. Szot, B. Reichenberg, “Comparison of in-plane and out-of-plane optical amplification in AFM measurements”, Review of Scientific Instruments, 76,  046101 (2005)

A. Rüdiger, Comment on „Ferroelectricity of single-crystalline, monodisperse lead zirconate titanate nanoparticles of 9 nm in diameter”, Appl. Phys. Lett., 86, 256101 (2005)

A. Ruediger, T. Schneller, A. Roelofs, S. Tiedke, T. Schmitz, R. Waser, Nanosize ferroelectric oxides – tracking down the superparaelectric limit”, Applied Physics A, 80, 1247-1255 (2005)

A. Lookman, R. M. Bowman, J. M. Gregg, J. Kut, S. Rios, M. Dawber, A. Ruediger and  J. F. Scott, “Thickness independence of the true phase transition temperatures in barium strontium titanate films”, Journal of Applied Physics,  96 (2004) 555-562

R. Waser, A. Rüdiger „Pushing towards the digital storage limit“, Nature Materials, 3, 81-82, 2004

A. Ruediger, S. Rios, A.Q. Jiang, J.F. Scott, D. O’Neill, R.M. Bowman, J.M. Gregg, “Maximum of dielectric permittivity caused by structural transition in ferroelectric BaTiO3-SrTiO3 superlattices”, Ferroelectrics, 303, 89-92, 2004

A. Lookman, R.M. Bowman, J.M. Gregg, J.F. Scott, M. Dawber, A. Ruediger, “Understanding the thickness effects in thin film capacitors”, Integrated Ferroelectrics, 61, 51-58, 2004

S. Rios, A. Ruediger, A.Q. Jiang, J.F. Scott, H. Lu and Z. Chen, “Orthorhombic strontium titanate in BaTiO3-SrTiO3 superlattices”, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 15, L305, 2003

K. Kuepper, B. Schneider, V. Caciuc, M. Neumann, A.V. Postnikov, A. Ruediger, A.A. Grabar and Y.M. Vysochanskii, “Electronic Structure of Sn2P2S6”, Physical Review B, 67, 115101, 2003

D. J. Jung, M. Dawber, A. Ruediger, J. F. Scott, H. H. Kim, and Kinam Kim, “Dielectric loss peak due to platinum electrode porosity in lead zirconate titanate thin-film capacitors”, Applied Physics Letters, 81, 2436, 2002

A. Ruediger, O.F. Schirmer, A.K. Kadashchuk and Yu.A. Skryshevskii, “Pyroelectric luminescence via internal Poole-Frenkel effect”, Europhysics Letters, 57, 592, 2002

O.F. Schirmer, M. Meyer, A. Ruediger and C. Veber, “Combined EPR/optical investigations of light-induced charge transfers in photorefractive materials”, Optical Materials, 18, 1, 2001

A. Ruediger, O.F. Schirmer, S.G. Odoulov, A.N. Shumelyuk and A.A. Grabar, “Studies of light-induced charge transfer in Sn2P2S6 by combined EPR/optical absorption spectroscopy”, Optical Materials, 18, 123, 2001

A. Ruediger, O.F. Schirmer, S.G. Odoulov and A.A. Grabar, “Light-induced charge transfer in nominally pure and iron doped Sn2P2S6: a study by combined EPR-optical absorption spectroscopy”, Trends in Optics and Photonics Series, 62, 568, 2001

O.F. Schirmer, A. Mazur, C. Veber and A. Ruediger, “Photoinduced charge transport in BaTiO3 and congruent Ba1-xCaxTiO3 doped with transition metal and alkali ions”, Trends in Optics and Photonics Series, 27, 149, 1999


Recent Peer-Reviewed conference proceedings

N. Jouvet, M.A. Bounouar, S. Ecoffey, C. Nauenheim, A. Beaumont, S. Monfray, A. Ruediger, F. Calmon, A. Souifi, D. Drouin, ‘’Recent Developments on 3D integration of metallic SET onto CMOS process for memory applications’’, International Journal of Nanoscience, 11 (2012) 1240024

M. Moretti, M. Nicklaus, C. Nauenheim, A. Ruediger, ‘’Effect of vertical mechanical compression on the resistive switching currents of titanium dioxide thin films’’, International Journal of Nanoscience, 11 (2012) 1240025

C. Nauenheim, D. Drouin, R. Waser, A. Ruediger, ‘’Time-voltage dependency in Resistance Switching TiO2’’, Material Research Society Proceedings, 1430 (2012) doi: 10.1557/ opl.2012.937

M. Meier, R. Rosezin, S. Gilles, A. Ruediger, C. Kuegeler, R. Waser, in Proc. Int. Conf. Ultimate Integration on Silicon 2009, p. 143.

M. Meier, R. Roseizin, S. Gilles, A. Ruediger, C. Kuegeler, W. Waser, “A multilayer RRAM nanoarchitecture with resistively switching Ag-doped spin-on glass“, Proceedings of None-Volatile Memory Symposium (2009) 143-146

C. Nauenheim, C. Kuegeler, S. Trellenkamp, A. Ruediger, R. Waser “Phenomenological considerations of resistively switching TiO2 in nanocrossbar arrays“, Proceedings of None-Volatile Memory Symposium (2009) 135-138

C. Nauenheim, C. Kuegeler, A. Ruediger, R. Waser, A. Flocke, T.G. Noll, “Nano-crossbar arrarys for non-volatile resistive RAM (RRAM) applications“, Proceedings of the 8th IEEE conference on Nanotechnology (2008) 464

C. Kuegeler, C. Nauenheim, M. Meier, A. Ruediger, R. Waser, “Fast resistive switching of TiO2 and MSQ thin films for non-volatile memory applications (RRAM)“, Proceedings of None-Volatile Memory Symposium (2008) 59-63


Book Chapters

A. Ruediger, S. Röhrig (former PhD student): ‘Device and method for locating inhomogeneities in a sample` WO 2009/018795 A1

A. Ruediger, “Symmetries in piezoresponse force microscopy”, Chapter 13 in Springer Book edited by S. Kalinin and A. Gruverman, ‘Scanning Probe Microscopy of Functional Materials’ ISBN 978-1-4419-6567-7

A. Ruediger, “Spatially Resolved Raman Spectroscopy“, Probing the Nanoworld, E7,1-E7,9, ISBN 978-3-89336-462-5 (2007)



A. Ruediger, S. Röhrig (former PhD student): ‘Device and method for locating inhomogeneities in a sample`, WO 2009/018795 A1

R. Nechache, F. Rosei, A. Ruediger: ‘Combined pn-junction and bulk photovoltaic device’, US 13/162,186 et  GGD : 773/14448.24.

C. Nauenheim, A. Ruediger: ‘Resistive random access memory with symmetric electrodes’, WO2013040714 A1