Simon Cooil

Postdoctoral Fellow - Semiconductor physics
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Visiting address Gaustadalléen 23a Kristen Nygaards hus 0373 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1048 Blindern 0316 Oslo

Academic interests

My research activities are related to metal oxide/sulphide interfaces for photovoltaics, wide-band gap semiconductors for use in power electronics, silicon based delta-layer electronics and the growth of graphene on wide bandgap semiconductors. Along with these more application-based studies, I also have a strong interest in more fundamental studies relating to electronic structure of wide-gap materials such as diamond, zinc oxide and gallium oxide and two-dimensional materials such as transition metal dichalcogenides. 

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Tags: Materials Science, Electronic Structures, Photoemission (XPS-UPS-ARPES-IPES), Photoemission Microscopy (PEEM), Band Gap Engineering, LENS, SMN


  • Røst, Håkon Ivarssønn; Chellappan, Rajesh Kumar; Strand, Frode Sneve; Grubišić-Čabo, Antonija; Reed, Benjamen P.; Prieto, Mauricio J.; Tǎnase, Liviu C.; Caldas, Lucas de Souza; Wongpinij, Thipusa; Euaruksakul, Chanan; Schmidt, Thomas; Tadich, Anton; Cowie, Bruce; Li, Zheshen; Cooil, Simon & Wells, Justin (2021). Low-Temperature Growth of Graphene on a Semiconductor. Journal of Physical Chemistry C.  ISSN 1932-7447.  125(7), s 4243- 4252 . doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c10870
  • Holt, Ann Julie; Mahatha, Sanjoy K.; Stan, Raluca-Maria; Strand, Frode Sneve; Nyborg, Thomas; Curcio, Davide; Schenk, Alex Kevin; Cooil, Simon; Bianchi, Marco; Wells, Justin W; Hofmann, Philip & Miwa, Jill A. (2020). Observation and origin of the [delta] manifold in Si:P [delta] layers. Physical review B (PRB).  ISSN 2469-9950.  101(12) . doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.101.121402
  • Pakpour-Tabrizi, Alex; Schenk, Alex Kevin; Holt, Ann Julie; Mahatha, S.K.; Arnold, Fabian; Bianchi, Marco; Jackman, Richard; Butler, J.E.; Vikharev, A; Miwa, Jill A.; Hofmann, Philip; Cooil, Simon; Wells, Justin W & Mazzola, Federico (2020). The occupied electronic structure of ultrathin boron doped diamond. Nanoscale Advances.  2(3), s 1358- 1364 . doi: 10.1039/C9NA00593E Full text in Research Archive.
  • Schenk, Alex Kevin; Pakpour-Tabrizi, Alex; Holt, Ann Julie; mahatha, s.k.; Arnold, Fabian; Bianchi, Marco; Jackman, Richard; Miwa, Jill A; Hofmann, Philip; Cooil, Simon Phillip; Wells, Justin & Mazzola, Federico (2019). The occupied electronic structure of ultrathin boron doped diamond.  ISSN 2331-8422.  1907, s 00673 . doi:
  • Bahramy, Mohammed Saeed; Clark, Oliver J.; Yang, Bohm Jung; Feng, Jiagui; Bawden, Lewis; Riley, Jonathon M.; Marković, Igor; Mazzola, Federico; Sunko, Veronika; Biswas, Deepnarayan; Cooil, Simon Phillip; Jorge, Marina; Wells, Justin; Leandersson, Mats; Balasubramanian, Thiagarajan; Fujii, Jun; Vobornik, Ivana; Rault, Julien E.; Kim, Timur K.; Hoesch, Moritz; Okawa, Kenjiro; Asakawa, Masayuki; Sasagawa, Takao; Eknapakul, Tanachat; Meevasana, Worawat & King, Philip D.C. (2018). Ubiquitous formation of bulk Dirac cones and topological surface states from a single orbital manifold in transition-metal dichalcogenides. Nature Materials.  ISSN 1476-1122.  17(1), s 21- 27 . doi: 10.1038/NMAT5031
  • Risinggård, Helene Kjær; Cooil, Simon Phillip; Mazzola, Federico; Hu, Di; Kjærvik, Marit; Østli, Elise Ramleth; Patil, Nilesh; Preobrajenski, Alexei; Evans, Andrew; Breiby, Dag Werner; Trinh, Thuat & Wells, Justin (2018). Degradation of the chemotherapy drug 5-fluorouracil on medical-grade silver surfaces. Applied Surface Science.  ISSN 0169-4332.  435, s 1213- 1219 . doi: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2017.11.221
  • Cooil, Simon Phillip; Mazzola, Federico; Klemm, Hagen W; Peschel, Gina; Niu, Yuran R; Zakharov, Alexei A; Simmons, Michelle Y; Schmidt, Thomas; Evans, D Andrew; Miwa, Jill A & Wells, Justin (2017). In Situ Patterning of Ultrasharp Dopant Profiles in Silicon. ACS Nano.  ISSN 1936-0851.  11(2), s 1683- 1688 . doi: 10.1021/acsnano.6b07359
  • Jorge, Marina; Cooil, Simon Phillip; Edmonds, Mark; Thomsen, Lars; Nematollahi, Mohammadreza; Mazzola, Federico & Wells, Justin (2017). Accelerated ageing of molybdenum oxide. Materials Research Express.  ISSN 2053-1591.  4(11) . doi: 10.1088/2053-1591/aa9287
  • Jorge, Marina; Polyakov, Stanislav; Cooil, Simon Phillip; Schenk, Alex Kevin; Edmonds, Mark; Thomsen, Lars; Mazzola, Federico & Wells, Justin (2017). Robust p-type doping of copper oxide using nitrogen implantation. Materials Research Express.  ISSN 2053-1591.  4(7) . doi: 10.1088/2053-1591/aa7613 Show summary
  • Kjeldby, Snorre Braathen; Evenstad, Otto Magnus; Cooil, Simon Phillip & Wells, Justin (2017). Probing dimensionality using a simplified 4-probe method. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter.  ISSN 0953-8984.  29(39) . doi: 10.1088/1361-648X/aa8296
  • Vinje, Jakob; Falck, Merete; Mazzola, Federico; Cooil, Simon Phillip; Koch, Henrik; Høyvik, Ida-Marie & Wells, Justin (2017). Tautomerization of thymine using ultraviolet light. Langmuir.  ISSN 0743-7463.  33(38), s 9666- 9672 . doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b02473
  • Bawden, L; Cooil, Simon Phillip; Mazzola, Federico; Riley, JM; Collins-Mcintyre, LJ; Sunko, V; Hunvik, Kristoffer William; Leandersson, M.; Polley, CM; Balasubramanian, T.; Kim, TK; Hoesch, M; Wells, Justin; Balakrishnan, G; Bahramy, MS & King, PDC (2016). Spin-valley locking in the normal state of a transition-metal dichalcogenide superconductor. Nature Communications.  ISSN 2041-1723.  7 . doi: 10.1038/ncomms11711 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Cooil, Simon Phillip; Mørtsell, Eva Anne; Mazzola, Federico; Jorge, Marina; Wenner, Sigurd; Edmonds, M T; Thomsen, L; Klemm, HW; Peschel, G; Fuhrich, A; Prieto, M.; Schmidt, T.; Miwa, JA; Holmestad, Randi & Wells, Justin (2016). Thermal migration of alloying agents in aluminium. Materials Research Express.  ISSN 2053-1591.  3(11) . doi: 10.1088/2053-1591/3/11/116501 Show summary
  • Beckwith, Kai Sandvold; Cooil, Simon Phillip; Wells, Justin & Sikorski, Pawel (2015). Tunable high aspect ratio polymer nanostructures for cell interfaces. Nanoscale.  ISSN 2040-3364.  7(18), s 8438- 8450 . doi: 10.1039/c5nr00674k Full text in Research Archive.
  • Bianchi, M; Song, F; Cooil, Simon Phillip; Monsen, Åsmund Fløystad; Wahlström, Erik; Miwa, JA; Rienks, EDL; Evans, DA; Strozecka, A; Pascual, JI; Leandersson, M.; Balasubramanian, T.; Hofmann, P & Wells, Justin (2015). One-dimensional spin texture of Bi(441): Quantum spin Hall properties without a topological insulator. Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics.  ISSN 1098-0121.  91(16) . doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.91.165307
  • Cooil, Simon, Phillip; Wells, Justin; Hu, Di; Niu, Yuran; Zakharov, Alexei; Bianchi, Marco & Evans, Andrew (2015). Controlling the growth of epitaxial graphene on metalized diamond (111) surface. Applied Physics Letters.  ISSN 0003-6951.  107:181603(18) . doi: 10.1063/1.4935073 Show summary
  • Mazzola, Federico; Nematollahi, Mohammadreza; Li, Zheshen; Cooil, Simon, Phillip; Yang, Xiaodong; Reenaas, Turid Worren & Wells, Justin (2015). Resonant photoemission spectroscopy for intermediate band materials. Applied Physics Letters.  ISSN 0003-6951.  107:192102(19) . doi: 10.1063/1.4935536 Show summary
  • Mazzola, Federico; Trinh, Thuat; Cooil, Simon, Phillip; Østli, Elise Ramleth; Høydalsvik, Kristin; Skjønsfjell, Eirik Torbjørn Bakken; Kjelstrup, Signe; Preobrajenski, Alexei; Cafolla, Attilio A.; Evans, Andrew; Breiby, Dag Werner & Wells, Justin (2015). Graphene coatings for chemotherapy: avoiding silver-mediated degradation. 2D Materials.  ISSN 2053-1583.  2(2), s 025004 . doi: 10.1088/2053-1583/2/2/025004

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  • Chellappan, Rajesh Kumar; Cooil, Simon Phillip; Dahl, Oystein & Wells, Justin (2019). Insitu study of graphene patterning on SiC.
  • Chellappan, Rajesh Kumar; Cooil, Simon Phillip; Dahl, Oystein & Wells, Justin (2018). Transition metal mediated growth of epitaxial graphene on SiC and intercalation of SiOx for radiation sensing application.
  • Schenk, Alex Kevin; Pakpour-Tabrizi, Alex; Mazzola, Federico; Holt, Ann Julie; Nyborg, Thomas; Cooil, Simon Phillip; Mahatha, Sanjoy; Arnold, Fabian; Bianchi, Marco; Jackman, Richard; Miwa, Jill A; Hofmann, Philip & Wells, Justin (2018). Using ARPES as a tool for exploring quantisation in delta-doped silicon and diamond.
  • Vinje, Jakob; Beckwith, Kai Sandvold; Cooil, Simon Phillip; Wells, Justin & Sikorski, Pawel (2017). Nano-structured surfaces and controlled surface chemistry for cell studies.
  • Vinje, Jakob; Beckwith, Kai Sandvold; Cooil, Simon Phillip; Wells, Justin & Sikorski, Pawel (2017). Nano-structuring and controlled surface chemistry for cell-studies and biomedical applications.
  • Michels, Leander; Patil, Nilesh; Cooil, Simon, Phillip; Coucheron, David Andre; Fokine, Michael; Schleputz, Christian; Wells, Justin; Gibson, Ursula & Breiby, Dag Werner (2016). SiGe in confined fiber geometry.

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