Mircea RASTEI

Mircea RASTEI

Maître de conférences, Matériaux Organiques (DMO)Mircea.Rastei@ipcms.unistra.fr
Tél: +33(0)3 88 10 71 58, +33(0)3 88 10 70 43Bureau: 2038

RESEARCH:
-Electronic, magnetic, optical, and quantum mechanical properties of nanostructures
-Discretization of interaction between solid state nanostructures
-Transition state théories with versatile atomic and nanoscale interaction potentials
-Interaction of visible light with mechanical systems – optomechanics… read more

TEACHING:
-Electron and scanning probe microscopy and spectroscopy (master 1 and 2 level lectures)
-Thermodynamics lectures (2nd and 3rd year physicists)
-Solid-state physics, Optics, Vacuum technics, Electron transport, Heat dissipation… (3rd year physicists)
-Physics Labs (1st, 2nd and 3rd year physicists)… read more

INSTRUMENTATION:
-We are using atomic force microscopy (AFM) to study physical and chemical properties of nanomaterials.  We are currently developing several photoinduced atomic force microscopy/spectroscopy techniques in visible spectral range (hν-CAFM, hν-KPFM, hν-PFM, PiFM-vis) by combining optical absorption spectroscopy (350 – 900 nm) with AFM force sensing… read more

LATEST NEWS:

accepted article Oxygen vacancy effects on polarization switching of ferroelectric Bi2FeCrO6 thin films, X. Henning, K. Alhada-Lahbabi, D. Deleruyelle, B. Gautier, L. Schlur, T. Fix, S. Colis, A. Dinia, and M. V. Rastei, Phys. Rev. Mater. (2024) pdf

new article Photovoltaic and photothermal effects induced by visible laser radiation in atomic force microscopy probes, M. D Pichois , X. Henning, M. A. Hurier, M. Vomir, A. Barsella, L. Mager, B. Donnio, J. L. Gallani, and M. V. Rastei, Ultramicroscopy (2022) pdf

new article Structural properties and polarization switching of epitaxial Bi2FeCrO6 thin films grown on La2/3Sr1/3MnO3/ SrTiO3 (111) substrates, L. Wendling, X. Henning, F. Roulland, M. Lenertz, G. Versini, L. Schlur, U. Chung, A. Dinia, S. Colis, and M.V. Rastei, Thin Solid Films (2022) pdf

PhD thesis defense of M. D. Pichois, Développement de la microscopie à force photo-induite dans le domaine spectral du visible (24 May 2022)

new article Detection of Magnetic Force Fields at Macroscopic Distances with a Micromechanical Cantilever, C. Iacovita M. Vomir, B. Donnio, J. L. Gallani, and M.V. Rastei, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical (2022) pdf

– new article Imaging Large Iron-Oxide Nanoparticle Clusters by Field-Dependent Magnetic Force Microscopy, C. Iacovita, R. Dudric,  M. Vomir, O. Ersen, B. Donnio, J. L. Gallani, and M.V. Rastei, J. Phys. Chem. C  (2021) pdf

new article Photothermal Plasmonic Actuation of Micromechanical Cantilever Beams, M.D. Pichois, M.A. Hurier, M. Vomir, A. Barsella, B. Donnio, J. L. Gallani, and M.V. Rastei, Phys. Rev. Appl. 15, 034020 (2021) pdf

– PhD Thesis defense of M. A. Hurier Imagerie et spectroscopie à l’échelle nanométrique de couches de nanoparticules métalliques avec un microscope à force atomique (21 September 2021)

PUBLICATIONS:

Article: Phys. Rev. Mater. (2024) pdf
Oxygen vacancy effects on polarization switching of ferroelectric Bi2FeCrO6 thin films
X. Henning, K. Alhada-Lahbabi, D. Deleruyelle, B. Gautier, L. Schlur, T. Fix, S. Colis, A. Dinia, and M. V. Rastei

Article: J. Magn. Magn. Mater. (2023) pdf
Role of lattice defects on the magnetism of Au nanoparticles irradiated with neutrons
X. Peng, L. Lin, L. Stuttgé, M. Rousseau, T. Sauvage, E. Voirin, B. Donnio, M. V. Rastei, and J. L. Gallani

Article: Helv. Chim. Acta (2023) pdf
Influence of the crystallinity of Ag nanoparticles on thier magnetic properties
L. Lin, X. Peng, E. Voirin, B. Donnio, M. V. Rastei, B. Vileno, and J. L. Gallani

Article: Ultramicroscopy (2022) pdf
Photovoltaic and photothermal effects induced by visible laser radiation in atomic force microscopy probes
M. D Pichois , X. Henning, M. A. Hurier, M. Vomir, A. Barsella, L. Mager, B. Donnio, J. L. Gallani, and M. V. Rastei

Article: Thin Solid Films (2022) pdf
Structural properties and polarization switching of epitaxial Bi2FeCrO6 thin films grown on La2/3Sr1/3MnO3/ SrTiO3 (111) substrates
L. Wendling, X. Henning, F. Roulland, M. Lenertz, G. Versini, L. Schlur, U. Chung, A. Dinia, S. Colis, and M. V. Rastei

Article: Sensors and Actuators A: Physical (2022) pdf
Detection of Magnetic Force Fields at Macroscopic Distances with a Micromechanical Cantilever
C. Iacovita, M. Vomir, B. Donnio, J. L. Gallani, and M. V. Rastei

Article: Phys. Rev. Appl . (2021) pdf
Photothermal Plasmonic Actuation of Micromechanical Cantilever Beams
M.D. Pichois, M.A. Hurier, M. Vomir, A. Barsella, B. Donnio, J. L. Gallani, and M.V. Rastei

Article: J. Phys. Chem. C (2021) pdf
Imaging Large Iron-Oxide Nanoparticle Clusters by Field-Dependent Magnetic Force Microscopy
C. Iacovita, R. Dudric,  M. Vomir, O. Ersen, B. Donnio, J. L. Gallani, and M.V. Rastei

Article: J. Alloy Compd. (2021) pdf
Insights on hexagonal TbMnO3 for optoelectronic applications: From powders to thin films
T. Fix, G. Schmerber, J. L. Rehspringer, M. V. Rastei, S. Roques, J. Bartringer, and A. Slaoui

Article: Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. (2021) pdf
Magnetism: another idiosyncrazy of Boron?
M. Vignolo, G. Bovane, M. Capra, F. Loria, C. Bernini, B. Vileno, L. Mager, B. Donnio, M. V. Rastei, and J. L. Gallani

Article: Phys. Rev. Lett. (2020) pdf
Photonic Excitation of a Micromechanical Cantilever in Electrostatic Fields
A. Barsella, M.A. Hurier,  M.D. Pichois, M. Vomir, H. Hasan, L. Mager, B. Donnio, J. L. Gallani, and M.V. Rastei

Article: J. Phys. Chem. C (2020) pdf
Chiromagnetoptics of Au and Ag Nanoparticulate Systems
O. Kovalenko, M. Vomir, B. Donnio, J.L. Gallani, and M.V. Rastei

Article: Nanoscale (2020) pdf
Magnetic Force Fields of Isolated Small Nanoparticle Clusters
C. Iacovita, J. Hurst, G. Manfredi, P.A. Hervieux, B. Donnio, J.L. Gallani, and M.V. Rastei

Article: J. Phys. Chem. Lett. (2020) pdf
Correlative Microscopy Insight on Electrodeposited Ultrathin Graphite Oxide Films
N. Pena, D. Ihiawakrim, V. Ball, S. Stanescu, M. V. Rastei, C. Sanchez, D. Portehault, and O. Ersen

Article: Langmuir (2019) pdf
Nonlinear Phase Imaging of Au Nanoparticles Embedded in Organic Thin-Films
M.A. Hurier, M. Wierez-Kien, C. Mzayek, B. Donnio, J.L. Gallani, and M.V. Rastei

Article: ACS Appl. Energy Mater. (2019) pdf
Thickness Dependence and Strain Effects in Ferroelectric Bi2FeCrO6 Thin Films
M.V. Rastei, F. Gellé, G. Schmerber, A. Quattropani, T. Fix, A. Dinia, A. Slaoui, and S. Colis

Article: Nanotechnology, (2019) pdf
High-Resolution Manipulation of Gold Nanorods with an Atomic Force Microscope
A. Craciun, B. Donnio, J. L. Gallani, and M.V. Rastei

Article: J. Phys. Chem. C, (2019) pdf
Anisotropic Failure of sp^2 Hybrid Bonds in Graphene Sheets
M.V. Rastei, A. Craciun, M. El Abbassi, M. Diebold, P. Cotte, O. Ersen, H. Bulou, and J. L. Gallani

Article: Adv. Funct. Mater, 1903927 (2019) pdf
Defect-Driven Magnetization Configuration of Isolated Linear Assemblies of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles
M.V. Rastei, V. Pierron-Bohnes, D. Toulemon, C. Bouillet, A. Kakay, R. Hertel, E.Tetsi, S. Begin-Colin, and B. P. Pichon

Article: Phys. Rev. Applied, 11, 044066 (2019) pdf
Photoinduced atomic force spectroscopy and imaging of two-dimensional materials
T. U. Tumkur, M. A. Hurier, M. D. Pichois, M. Vomir, B. Donnio, J.L. Gallani, and M. V. Rastei

Article: Nanotechnology, 29, 155704 (2018)  pdf
Interface bonding in silicon oxide nanocontacts: interaction potentials and force measurements
M. Wierez-Kien, A. D. Craciun, A. V. Pinon, S. Le Roux, J. L. Gallani, and M. V. Rastei

Article: Nanoscale 10, 13761, (2018) pdf
Tuning photovoltaic response in Bi2FeCrO6 films by ferroelectric poling
A. Quattropani, A. Makhort, M. V. Rastei, G. Versini, G. Schmerber, S. Barre, A. Dinia, A. Slaoui, J.L Rehspringer, T. Fix, S. Colis, and B. Kundys

Article: Surface Science, 677, 39, (2018)  pdf
Guideline to atomically flat TiO2-terminated SrTiO3(001) surfaces
F. Gellé, R. Chirita. D. Mertz, M.V. Rastei, A. Dinia, and S. Colis

Article: Faraday Discuss. 199, 323 (2017) pdf
Nanoscale adhesion and sliding on biased semiconductors
A. Mukherjee, A. D. Craciun, J. L. Gallani, and M. V. Rastei

Soutenance Habilitation 10:30, IPCMS, (2016)
Force and Current-Based Near-Field Spectroscopies of Surfaces and Supported Nano-objects

Article: Adv. Funct. Mater. 26, 2454 (2016) pdf
Enhanced Collective Magnetic Properties Induced by the Controlled Assembly of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles in Chains
D. Toulemon, M. V. Rastei, D. Schmool, J. S. Garitaonandia, L. Lezama, X. Cattoën, S. Bégin-Colin, and B. P. Pichon

Article: Phys. Rev. B 93, 035424 (2016) pdf
Thermal effects on van der Waals adhesive forces
A. V. Pinon, M. Wierez-Kien, A. D. Craciun, N. Beyer, J. L. Gallani, and M. V. Rastei

Article: Nanotechnology 27, 055402 (2016) pdf
Stochastic stick-slip nanoscale friction on oxide surfaces
A. D. Craciun, J. L. Gallani, and M. V. Rastei

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INSTRUMENTATION:
Our instrumentation comprises two Atomic Force Microscopes (AFM), one operating in vacuum (left-hand side), and a second one (right-hand side) in ambient conditions. Both microscopes are now coupled to wavelength tunable lasers for external optical excitations. The first microscope is also coupled to a vacuum preparation chamber which is specially designed for tip, cantilever and sample preparation. The chamber includes ion bombardment guns, a variable temperature sample holder (90K – 1600K), and various tools for atom, molecule and nanoparticle deposition. Samples and probes can be transferred into the microscope without exposure to atmospheric conditions. Measurements as a function of wavelength (350 – 900 nm), temperature, optical power, magnetic/electric fields, and a large variety of gas partial pressures are possible.

The operation mode can be interchanged between: PiFM-Vis imaging/spectroscopy, FFM imaging, EFS spectroscopy, PFM piezo-response force microscopy, KPFM and IFS microscopy/spectroscopy, AFS adhesion spectroscopy, MFM and STM imaging.  The equipment is also used for manipulation of single nanoobjects on surfaces and for nanoscale lithography. A high magnetic field gradient system consisting in a magnetic circuitry assembled on sample holders is available.

MARKING RESULTS:
-Plasmon-driven microcantilevers : Phys. Rev. Appl. (2021), pdf
-Photovoltaic and photothermal effects in microcantilevers : PRL (2020), pdf
-Magnetic field of NPs clusters : Nanoscale (2020), pdf
-Magnetism in single NPs chains : Adv. Funct. Mater, 1903927 (2019) pdf
-Photoinduced force spectroscopy : Phys. Rev. Appl. 11, 044066 (2019) pdf
-Thermal effects on van der Waals forces: PRB, 93, 035424 (2016) pdf
-Stochastic nanoscale friction on oxides: Nanotechnology, 27, 055402 (2016) pdf
-Nanoscale friction domains on graphite : PRB, 90, 041409(R) (2014) pdf
-Plasmonic couplings between nanoparticles : Nanoscale, 6, 12080 (2014) pdf
-Puckering stick-slip of a sliding nanoscale contact : PRL, 111, 084301 (2013) pdf
-Kondo effect in a quantum point contact: PRL, 108, 266803 (2012) pdf
-Negative differential resistance of a single molecule: PRL, 107, 246801 (2011) pdf
-Modification of Shockley (111) surface states : PRL, 107, 216801 (2011) pdf
-Probing the spin of a single molecule : PRL, 101, 116602 (2008) pdf
-Effect of atomic-bonds relaxations in nanoparticles : PRL, 99, 246102 (2007) pdf
-Structure and magnetism of a single nanoparticle : APL, 87, 222505 (2005) pdf
-Electrochemical growth of nanoparticles : APL, 85, 2050 (2004) pdf