Faculty Profile

Robert A. Bartynski
Distinguished Professor
Department Chair
Member of the Graduate Faculty
Group: Condensed matter experiment,Experimental surface science
Phone: 848-445-8786
Office: W221B, NPL203
Email: bart@physics.rutgers.edu
Homepage: http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/~bart/index.html



Research Overview:

Our research focuses on determining the electronic properties of surfaces, interfaces, ultrathin films and nanoscale structures using a number of experimental approaches. Our work spans a wide range of materials systems from simple metals to complex oxides. Current projects include studying fundamental aspects of organic molecule adsorption on crystalline oxide and metal surfaces for photovoltaics and organic electronics; probing the electronic structure and morphology of transition metal oxyfluorides for energy storage applications; investigating structure-reactivity relationships of gas-phase reactions catalized at nanofaceted surfaces; exploring the role of radiation-induced reactions in materials that are candidates for resists in extreme ultraviolet lithography; and exploring energy and momentum correlations between coincident pairs of photoemitted electrons.

We use a variety of techniques to perform these studies including high-resolution and angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy, inverse photoemission spectroscopy using a newly developed grating spectrograph, the novel technique of Auger-photoelectron coincidence spectroscopy (APECS) with synchrotron radiation (which was developed in our labs), and a variety of scanning probe techniques including variable temperature STM and AFM.

News Item(s):
  • Bob Bartynski and Girsh Blumberg promoted to the rank of Distinguished Professors
  • Bob Bartynski, has just been elected a Fellow of the American Vacuum Society (AVS)
  • Andrew Baker and Bob Bartynski have been elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • Natan Andrei and Bob Bartynski have been recently elected to APS Fellowship