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Professor John Mc Gilp

Professor of Surface & Interface Optics (Physics)

Internationally known for: establishing the field of epioptics in Europe (optical characterisation of surfaces and interfaces); developing the first sol-gel, caged chromophore, evanescent wave optical sensor. Invited talks (last 5 years): given at seven international conferences on optical probes for surfaces, interfaces and thin films (epioptics). Over 100 peer-reviewed publications, with ~ 1400 S.C.I. citations.
 Band structure engineering of atomic wires on semiconductor surfaces
 Chiral structures at crystalline interfaces
 In situ characterization and control of defects at the interface between new high-k dielectric materials and silicon
 Nanoscale magnetism in atomic wires protected by capping layers
 Protecting nanowires grown on planar silicon

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Royal Irish Academy, Institute of Physics, American Vacuum Society, Materials Research Society
L Persechini, R Verre, N McAlinden, J J Wang, M Ranjan, S Facsko, I V Shvets and J F McGilp, An analytic approach to modeling the optical response of anisotropic nanoparticle arrays at surfaces and interfaces, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 26, 2014, p145302-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
K. Fleischer, R. Verre, O. Mauit, R. G. S. Sofin, L. Farrell, C. Byrne, C. M. Smith, J. F. McGilp, and I. V. Shvets, Reflectance anisotropy spectroscopy of magnetite (110) surfaces, Physical Review B, 89, 2014, p195118-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Jorgji, S., McGilp, J.F., Patterson, C.H., Reflectance anisotropy spectroscopy of Si(111)-(3×1)Li and Ag surfaces, Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 87, (19), 2013, part. no. 195304 , Notes: [ ], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Oral Ualibek, Ruggero Verre, Brendan Bulfin, Victor Usov, Karsten Fleischer, John F. McGilp and Igor V. Shvets, Manipulating and probing the growth of plasmonic nanoparticle arrays using light, Nanoscale, 5, (11), 2013, p4923 - 4930, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
R. Verre, M. Modreanu, O. Ualibek, D. Fox, K. Fleischer, C. Smith, H. Zhang, M. Pemble, J. F. McGilp, and I. V. Shvets, General approach to the analysis of plasmonic structures using spectroscopic ellipsometry, Physical Review B, 87, (23), 2013, p235428-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Conor Hogan,Elena Ferraro, Niall McAlinden, and John F.McGilp, Optical Fingerprints of Si Honeycomb Chains and Atomic Gold Wires on the Si(111)-(5x2)-Au Surface, PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 111, 2013, p087401-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Jorgji, S, McGilp, JF, Patterson, CH, Reflectance anisotropy spectroscopy of Si(111)-(3 x 1)Li and Ag surfaces, PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 87, (19), 2013, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
J F McGilp, Magnetic second-harmonic generation from interfaces and nanostructures, The Science and Culture Series - Physics, Epioptics-11, Erice, Italy, 19-25 July 2010, edited by A. Cricenti , 32, World Scientific, 2012, pp37 - 47, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Verre R, Fleischer K, McGilp JF, Fox D, Behan G, Zhang H, Shvets IV., Controlled in situ growth of tunable plasmonic self-assembled nanoparticle arrays, Nanotechnology, 23, 2012, p035606-, Notes: [9 pp], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
C. Hogan, N. McAlinden, and J.F. McGilp, Optical characterization of gold chains and steps on the vicinal Si(557) surface: Theory and experiment, Physica Status Solidi (b), 249, 2012, p1095 - 1104, Journal Article, PUBLISHED

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Member of the Royal Irish Academy 2003
Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin 1991
Fellow of the Instutute of Physics 1988
Surface and interface physics; epitaxial growth of nanostructured material on planar surfaces; low dimensional magnetic nanostructures. Linear and nonlinear optical response of surfaces, interfaces and ultrathin films. Optical response of capped nanostructures.