Welcome to the Fadley Group Website

Department of Physics
University of California Davis


Materials Sciences Division
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Photo and Video Gallery of 2016 Birthday Party
for Group Members, Collaborators, Alumni, and Friends

7th International Conference
on Hard X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy


--Some Group Projects and Activities:

Slide Show: First Materials Science Hard X-Ray Photoemission Facility at the Advanced Light Source

Hard x-ray angle-resolved photoemission (HARPES) at 3.1 keV from SiC(0001)

Standing waves and buried interfaces

Standing wave spectromicroscopy
(scales in microns)

Spectroscopy of spintronic materials

Colossal magnetoresistive oxides-------Dilute magnetic semiconductors

Standing waves and the liquid/solid interface

H2O(gas) H2O(liq) OH Fe-oxide


Curriculum vitae

Honorary Member of the International Scientific Committee
of the International Conferences on Vacuum Ultraviolet and X-Ray Physics, 2016

International Fellow of the Surface Science Society of Japan, 2015

David A. Shirley Award , Advanced Light Source, Berkeley, 2014

Honorary Doctorate in Physics, Uppsala University, 2014


Visiting Distinguished Professor, Paris-Saclay Triangle of Physics, Labex Program, 2013-2015

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 and Down, Bongjin Simon Mun (now Hanyang Univ., Seoul);
See-Hun Yang (now IBM Almaden Research);
Norman Mannella (now University of Tennessee );
Alex Gray (now Temple University);
Gunnar Palsson (now Uppsala University)
& Slavo Nemsak (now Julich Research Center);
Alexander Saw and Aru Rattachanata (UCD)

--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 (HARPES)

-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 (SWARPES): SrTiO3/La0.7Sr0.3MnO3, with Supplementary Information

-Depth- and k- resolved electronic structure from soft x-ray standing-wave angle-resolved photoemission (SWARPES): SrTiO3/La0.7Sr0.3MnO3, only Supplementary Information

-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--with online YXRO program for calculating such effects

-Some Future Perspectives in Soft- and Hard- X-Ray Photoemission--A review

-Hard X-ray Photoemission: An Overview and Future Perspective, invited introductory chapter in the book Hard X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy, J. C. Woicik, Editor

- Standing-Wave and Resonant Soft- and Hard- X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Oxide Interfaces, Nemšák, Gray, and Fadley, invited book chapter for Spectroscopy of transition-metal oxide interfaces , Editors: C. Cancellieri and V.N. Strocov (Springer, https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319749884

-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

-Online Paradise Island program by S. Nemšák et al. for calculating individual atomic-orbital cross sections in the non-relativistic limit for arbitrary experimental geometries and polarization orientations: http//bear,physics.ucdavis.edu/sn test//

--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, now Wright-Patterson AFB (Suzuki)
Masa Watanabe, RIKEN, Japan (BMW)

(Plus see complete list in Fadley CV)

--Teaching/Special Lectures:

Public Lecture on Einstein's Magic Year: World Year of Physics, 2005

Lectures at Soleil Synchrotron, Summer, 2014

Lectures at Curitiba, Brazil, April, 2016, Part 1

Lectures at Curitiba, Brazil, April, 2016, Part 2

Seminar at Curitiba, Brazil, April, 2016

Surface Physics of Materials--Spectroscopy,
Fall, 2016 (Physics 243A), including lecture videos


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, 2012, and 2018 (future))

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


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