Paul Evans

Professor and Associate Chair

227 Materials Science & Engineering
1509 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706

Ph: (608) 265-6773
Fax: (608) 262-8353
evans@engr.wisc.edu

Primary Affiliation:
Materials Science and Engineering

Additional Affiliations:
Materials Science Program,


Education

  • 2000 PhD Applied Physics, Harvard University
  • 1996 SM Applied Physics, Harvard University
  • 1994 BS Engineering Physics, Cornell University

Education

  • 2000 PhD Applied Physics, Harvard University
  • 1996 SM Applied Physics, Harvard University
  • 1994 BS Engineering Physics, Cornell University

Research Interests

  • X-ray diffraction, microscopy, and optics, x-ray probes for ultrafast dynamics, micro-and-nanoscale properties of magnetic materials, magnetism, domains and switching in ferroelectric materials, single-monolayer scale organic electronics

Publications

J. W. Spalenka, P. Gopalan, H. E. Katz, and P. G. Evans, \"Electron mobility enhancement in ZnO thin films via surface modification by carboxylic acids,\" Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 041602 (2013).

P. Chen, M. P. Cosgriff, Q. Zhang, S. J. Callori, B. W. Adams, E. M. Dufresne, M. Dawber, and P. G. Evans, \"Field-Dependent Domain Distortion and Interlayer Polarization Distribution in PbTiO3/SrTiO3 Superlattices,\" Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 047601 (2013).

G. Gopalakrishnan, D. A. Czaplewski, K. M. McElhinny, M. V. Holt, J. C. Silva-Martinez, and P. G. Evans, \"Edge-induced flattening in the fabrication of ultrathin freestanding crystalline silicon sheets,\" Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 033113 (2013).

H. Wen, P. Chen, M. P. Cosgriff, D. A. Walko, J. H. Lee, C. Adamo, R. D. Schaller, J. F. Ihlefeld, E. M. Dufresne, D. G. Schlom, P. G. Evans, J. W. Freeland, and Y. Li, \"Electronic Origin of Ultrafast Photoinduced Strain in BiFeO3,\" Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 037601 (2013).

P. G. Evans and R. J. Sichel-Tissot, \"In situ X-ray characterization of piezoelectric ceramic thin films,\" Am. Ceram. Soc. Bull. 92, 18 (2013).

E. Mannebach, J. W. Spalenka, P. S. Johnson, Z. Cai, F. J. Himpsel, and P. G. Evans, \"High Hole Mobility and Thickness-Dependent Crystal Structure in alpha,omega-Dihexylsexithiophene Single-Monolayer Field-Effect Transistors,\" Adv. Funct. Mater. 23, 554(2013).

P. G. Evans, D. E. Savage, C. B. Simmons, M. G. Lagally, S. N. Coppersmith, M. A. Eriksson, and T. U. Schulli, \"Nanoscale Distortions of Si Quantum Wells in Si/SiGe Quantum-Electronic Heterostructures,\" Adv. Mater. 24, 5217 (2012).

B. Adams, M. Borland, L. X. Chen, P. Chupas, N. Dashdorj, G. Doumy, E. Dufresne, S. Durbin, H. Dürr, P. Evans, T. Graber, R. Henning, E. P. Kanter, D. Keavney, C. Kurtz, Y. Li, A. M. March, K. Moffat, A. Nassiri, S. H. Southworth, V. Srajer, D. M. Tiede, D. Walko, J. Wang, H. Wen, L. Young, X. Zhang and A. Zholents, \"X-ray Capabilities on the Picosecond Timescale at the Advanced Photon Source,\" Synchrotron Radiation News 25, 6 (2012).

S. D. Imhoff, J. Ilavsky, F. Zhang, P. Jemian, P. G. Evans, and J. H. Perepezko, \"Kinetic transition in the growth of Al nanocrystals in Al-Sm alloys,\" J. Appl. Phys. 111, 063525 (2012).

P. Chen, R. J. Sichel-Tissot, J. Y. Jo, R. T. Smith, S.-H. Baek, W. Saenrang, C.-B. Eom, O. Sakata, E. M. Dufresne, and P. G. Evans, \"Nonlinearity in the high-electric field piezoelectricity of epitaxial BiFeO3 on SrTiO3,\" Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 062906 (2012).

P. Chen, J. Y. Jo, H. N. Lee, E. M. Dufresne, S. M. Nakhmanson, and P. G. Evans, \"Domain- and symmetry-transition origins of reduced nanosecond piezoelectricity in ferroelectric/dielectric superlattices,\" New J. Phys. 14, 013034 (2012).

P. G. Evans, M. G. Lagally, Z. Ma, H.-C. Yuan, G. Wang, and M. A. Eriksson, \"Front and backside processed thin film electronic devices,\" US Patent 8089073, issued January 3, 2012.

J. W. Spalenka, E. M. Mannebach, D. J. Bindl, M. S. Arnold, and P. G. Evans, \"Spectral resolution of states relevant to photoinduced charge transfer in modified pentacene/ZnO field-effect transistors,\" Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 193304 (2011).

J. Y. Jo, P. Chen, R. J. Sichel, S. J. Callori, J. Sinsheimer, E. M. Dufresne, M. Dawber, and P. G. Evans, \"Nanosecond Dynamics of Ferroelectric/Dielectric Superlattices,\" Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 055501 (2011).

J. Y. Jo, P. Chen, R. J. Sichel, S.-H. Baek, R. T. Smith, N. Balke, S. V. Kalinin, M. V. Holt, J. Maser, K. Evans-Lutterodt, Chang-Beom Eom, and Paul G. Evans, \"Structural Consequences of Ferroelectric Nanolithography,\" Nano Lett. 11, 3080 (2011).

N. J. Thompson, A. C. Jandl, J. W. Spalenka, and P. G. Evans, \"Thin films of a ferroelectric phenazine/chloranilic acid organic cocrystal,\" J. Cryst. Growth 327, 258 (2011).

J. W. Spalenka, P. Paoprasert, R. Franking, R. J. Hamers, P. Gopalan, and P. G. Evans, \"Molecular control of pentacene/ZnO photoinduced charge transfer,\" Appl. Phys. Lett. 98, 103303 (2011).

M. G. Lagally, P. G. Evans, C. S. Ritz, \"Semiconductor nanowire thermoelectric materials and devices, and processes for producing same,\" US Patent 7888583, issued February 15, 2011.

G. Peng, S. Seo, R. E. Ruther, R. J. Hamers, M. Mavrikakis, and P. G. Evans, \"Molecular-Scale Structure of a Nitrobenzene Monolayer on Si(001),\" J. Phys. Chem. C 115, 3011 (2011).

J. Y. Jo, R. J. Sichel, E. M. Dufresne, H. N. Lee, S. M. Nakhmanson, and P. G. Evans, \"Component-specific electromechanical response in a ferroelectric/dielectric superlattice,\" Phys. Rev. B 82, 174116 (2010).

H.-C. Yuan, G. Wang, M. A. Eriksson, P. G. Evans, M. G. Lagally, and Z. Ma, \"Front and backside processed thin film electronic devices,\" US Patent 7812353, issued October 12, 2010.

C. S. Ritz, H.-J. Kim-Lee, D. M. Detert, M. M. Kelly, F. S. Flack, D. E. Savage, Z. Cai, P. G. Evans, K. T. Turner, and M. G. Lagally, \"Ordering of nanostressors on free-standing silicon nanomembranes and nanoribbons,\" New J. Phys. 12, 103011 (2010).

P. G. Evans and S. J. L. Billinge, \"Advances in Scattering Probes for Materials,\" MRS Bull. 35, No. 7 (July 2010) pp. 495-503.

J. Y. Jo, R. J. Sichel, H. N. Lee, S. M. Nakhmanson, E. M. Dufresne, and P. G. Evans, \"Piezoelectricity in the Dielectric Component of Nanoscale Dielectric-Ferroelectric Superlattices,\" Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 207601 (2010).

J. Y. Jo, R. J. Sichel, H. N. Lee, E. Dufresne, and P. G. Evans, \"Structural Response of BaTiO3/CaTiO3 Superlattice to Applied Electric Fields,\" Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 1199, 1199-F01-06 (2010).

R. J. Sichel, A. Grigoriev, D.-H. Do, S.-H. Baek, H.-W. Jang, C. M. Folkman, C.-B. Eom, Z. Cai, and P. G. Evans, \"Anisotropic relaxation and crystallographic tilt in BiFeO3 on miscut SrTiO3 (001),\" Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 051901 (2010).

S. Seo, C. Euaruksakul, D. E. Savage, M. G. Lagally, and P. G. Evans, \"Nanostructure formation in the initial roughening of a thin silicon sheet,\" Phys. Rev. B 81, 041302(R) (2010).

P. Paoprasert, J. W. Spalenka, D. L. Peterson, R. E. Ruther, R. J. Hamers, P. G. Evans and P. Gopalan, \"Grafting of poly(3-hexylthiophene) brushes on oxides using click chemistry,\" J. Mater. Chem. 20, 2651 (2010).

S. Seo and P. G. Evans, \"Molecular structure of extended defects in monolayer-scale pentacene thin films,\" J. Appl. Phys. 106, 103521 (2009).

A. Grigoriev, R. J. Sichel, J. Y. Jo, S. Choudhury, L.-Q. Chen, H. N. Lee, E. C. Landahl, B. W. Adams, E. M. Dufresne, and P. G. Evans, \"Stability of the unswitched polarization state of ultrathin epitaxial Pb(Zr, Ti)O3 in large electric fields,\" Phys. Rev. B 80, 014110 (2009).

B.-N. Park, J. J. Uhlrich, T. F. Kuech, and P. G. Evans, \"Electrical properties of GaN/poly(3-hexylthiophene) interfaces,\" J. Appl. Phys. 106, 013713 (2009).

B. Park, P. Paoprasert, P. Gopalan, T. F. Kuech, and P. G. Evans, \"Dynamics of photoinduced charge transfer between pentacene and a C60-terminated self-assembled monolayer,\" Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 073302 (2009).

M. Huang, C. S. Ritz, B. Novakovic, D. Yu, Y. Zhang, F. Flack, D. E. Savage, P. G. Evans, I. Knezevic, F. Liu, and M. G. Lagally, \"Mechano-electronic Superlattices in Silicon Nanoribbons,\" ACS Nano 3, 721 (2009).

D.-H. Do, A. Grigoriev, D. M. Kim, C.-B. Eom, P. G. Evans, and E. M. Dufresne, \"In Situ X-Ray Probes for Piezoelectricity in Epitaxial Ferroelectric Capacitors,\" Integrated Ferroelectrics 101, 174 (2009).

H.-C. Yuan, G. Wang, M. A. Eriksson, P. G. Evans, M. G. Lagally, and Z. Ma, \"Method for double-sided processing of thin film transistors\" US Patent 7354809, issued April 8, 2008.

P. Paoprasert, B. Park, H. Kim, P. Colavita, R. J. Hamers, P. G. Evans, and P. Gopalan \"Dipolar Chromophore Functional Layers in Organic Field Effect Transistors,\" Adv. Mater. 20, 4180 (2008).

S. Seo, L. C. Grabow, M. Mavrikakis, R. J. Hamers, N. J. Thompson, and P. G. Evans, \"Molecular-scale structural distortion near vacancies in pentacene,\" Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 153313 (2008).

B. Park, I. In, P. Gopalan, P. G. Evans, S. King, and P. F. Lyman, \"Enhanced hole mobility in ambipolar rubrene thin film transistors on polystyrene,\" Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 133302 (2008).

A. Grigoriev, R. Sichel, H.-N. Lee, E. C. Landahl, B. Adams, E. M. Dufresne, and P. G. Evans, \"Nonlinear Piezoelectricity in Epitaxial Ferroelectrics at High Electric Fields,\" Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 027604 (2008).

B. Park, P. Paoprasert, I. In, J. Zwickey, P. E. Colavita, R. J. Hamers, P. Gopalan, and P. G. Evans, \"Functional Self-Assembled Monolayers for Optimized Photoinduced Charge Transfer in Organic Field Effect Transistors,\" Adv. Mater. 19, 4353 (2007).

P. G. Evans, B.-N. Park, S. Seo, J. Zwickey, I. In, P. Paoprasert, and P. Gopalan, \"Design and characterization of pentacene-inorganic interfaces,\" Physica B 401-402C, 686-690 (2007).

J. T. Robinson, P. G. Evans, J. A. Liddle, and O. D. Dubon, \"Chemical Nanomachining of Silicon by Gold-Catalyzed Oxidation,\" Nano Lett. 7, 2009 (2007).

B.-N. Park, S. Seo, and P. G. Evans, \"Channel formation in single-monolayer pentacene thin film transistors,\" J. Phys. D 40, 3506 (2007).

F. Zhang, B.-N. Park, S. Seo, P. G. Evans, and F. J. Himpsel, \"Orientation of pentacene molecules on SiO2: From a monolayer to the bulk,\" J. Chem. Phys. 126, 154702 (2007).

C. Ritz, F. Flack, D. Savage, D. Detert, P. G. Evans, M. Lagally, and Z. Cai, \"Ordered Lattices of Quantum Dots on Ultrathin SOI Nanomembranes,\" ECS Transactions 6, 321 (2007).

R. Jaramillo, T. F. Rosenbaum, E. D. Isaacs, O. G. Shpyrko, P. G. Evans, G. Aeppli, and Z. Cai, \"Microscopic and Macroscopic Signatures of Antiferromagnetic Domain Walls,\" Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 117206 (2007).

J. T. Robinson, D. A. Walko, D. A. Arms, D. S. Tinberg, P. G. Evans, Y. Cao, J. A. Liddle, A. Rastelli, O. G. Schmidt, and O. D. Dubon, \"Sculpting Semiconductor Heteroepitaxial Islands: From Dots to Rods,\" Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 106102 (2007).

S. Seo and P. G. Evans, \"Molecular-Scale Structure of Pentacene Interfaces with Si (111),\" Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 965, S12-24 (2007).

A. Grigoriev, D.-H. Do, P. G. Evans, B. W. Adams, E. Landahl, and E. M. Dufresne, \"Synchronizing fast electrically driven phenomena with synchrotron x-ray probes,\" Rev. Sci. Instrum. 78, 023105 (2007).

A. Grigoriev, D.-H. Do, D. M. Kim, C.-B. Eom, P. G. Evans, B. W. Adams, and E. M. Dufresne, \"Nanosecond Structural Visualization of the Reproducibility of Polarization Switching in Ferroelectrics,\" Integ. Ferroelectrics 85, 165 (2006).

P. Zhang, E. P. Nordberg, B.-N. Park, G. K. Celler, I. Knezevic, P. G. Evans, M. A. Eriksson, and M. G. Lagally, \"Electrical conductivity in silicon nanomembranes,\" New J. Phys. 8, 200 (2006).

A. Grigoriev, D.-H. Do, D. M. Kim, C.-B. Eom, P. G. Evans, B. Adams, and E. M. Dufresne, \"Subnanosecond piezoelectric x-ray switch,\" Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 021109 (2006).

P. G. Evans and E. D. Isaacs \"Magnetic x-ray microdiffraction,\" J. Phys. D 39, R245 (2006).

S. Seo, B.-N. Park, and P. G. Evans, \"Ambipolar rubrene thin film transistors,\" Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 232114 (2006).

A. Grigoriev, D.-H. Do, D. M. Kim, C.-B. Eom, B. Adams, E. M. Dufresne, and P. G. Evans, \"Nanosecond Domain Wall Dynamics in Ferroelectric Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 Thin Films,\" Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 187601 (2006).

P. Zhang, E. Tevaarwerk, B.-N. Park, D. E. Savage, G. K. Celler, I. Knezevic, P. G. Evans, M. A. Eriksson, and M. G. Lagally, \"Electronic transport in nanometre-scale silicon-on-insulator membranes,\" Nature 439, 703 (2006).

H.-C. Yuan, M. M. Roberts, P.P. Zhang, B.-N. Park, L. J. Klein, D. E. Savage, F. S. Flack, Z. Q. Ma, P. G. Evans, M. A. Eriksson, G. K. Celler, and M. G. Lagally, \"Silicon-Based Nanomembrane Materials: The Ultimate in Strain Engineering,\" Digest of Papers, 2006 Topical Meeting on Si Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF Systems (SiRF06), ed. Rhonda Drayton, IEEE, Piscataway, NJ (2006).

A. F. Isakovic, P. G. Evans, J. Kmetko, K. Cicak, Z. Cai, B. Lai, and R. E. Thorne, \"Shear Modulus and Plasticity of a Driven Charge Density Wave,\" Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 046401 (2006).

A. Grigoriev, D.-H. Do, D. M. Kim, C.-B. Eom, B. Adams, E. M. Dufresne, and P. G. Evans, \"Structural dynamics of PZT thin films at the nanoscale,\" in Ferroelectric Thin Films XIII, edited by R. Ramesh, J.-P. Maria, M. Alexe, V. Joshi (Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 902E, Warrendale, PA, 2005), T6.9.

P. G. Evans, D. S. Tinberg, M. M. Roberts, M. G. Lagally, Y. Xiao, B. Lai, and Z. Cai, \"Germanium hut nanostressors on freestanding thin silicon membranes,\" Appl. Phys Lett. 87, 073112 (2005).

P. G. Evans, P. P. Rugheimer, M. G. Lagally, C. H. Lee, A. Lal, Y. Xiao, B. Lai and Z. Cai, \"Microfabricated strained substrates for Ge epitaxial growth,\" J. Appl. Phys. 97, 103501 (2005).

A.F. Isakovic, P.G. Evans, Z. Cai, B. Lai, J. Kmetko, K. Cicak, and R.E. Thorne, “Transverse correlations and plasticity in the CDW conductor NbSe3 studied by X-ray microbeam diffraction,” J. Phys. IV 131, 139 (2005).

Michelle Roberts, Daniel Tinberg, Paul Evans, Max Lagally, Chung-Hoon Lee, Amit Lal, Yanan Xiao, Barry Lai, and Zhonghou Cai, \"Germanium Hut Nanostressors on Freestanding Ultrathin SOI,\" Proceedings of the Electrochemical Society (2005).

D.-H. Do, P. G. Evans, E. D. Isaacs, D. M. Kim, C.-B. Eom and E. M. Dufresne, \"Structural visualization of polarization fatigue in epitaxial ferroelectric oxide devices,\" Nature Materials 3, 365 (2004).

Eugenia Mirica, Glen Kowach, Paul Evans, and Henry Du, \"Morphological Evolution of ZnO Thin Films Deposited by Reactive Sputtering,\" Crystal Growth and Design 4, 147 (2004).

Paul G. Evans, Paul P. Rugheimer, Michelle Roberts, Max G. Lagally, Chung Hoon Lee, Yanan Xiao, Barry Lai, and Zhonhou Cai, \"Direct Synchrotron X-Ray Microdiffraction Measurements of Strain and Bending in Micromachined Silicon Devices,\" Proceedings of IMECE04, 2004 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress, in Applications of X-rays in Mechanical Engineering (2004).

Dal-Hyun Do, Dong Min Kim, Chang-Beom Eom, Eric M. Dufresne, Eric D. Isaacs, and Paul G. Evans, \"Synchrotron X-ray Microdiffraction Images of Polarization Switching in Epitaxial PZT Capacitors with Pt and SrRuO3 Top Electrodes,\" Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 784, C6.4 (2004).

P. Abbamonte, G. Blumberg, A. Rusydi, A. Gozar, P. G. Evans, T. Siegrist, L. Venema, H. Eisaki, E. D. Isaacs, and G. A. Sawatzky, \"Crystallization of charge holes in the spin ladder of Sr14Cu24O41,\" Nature 431, 1078 (2004).

Shu Yang, Yoichi Horibe, Cheng-Hsuan Chen, Peter Mirau, Thomas Tatry, Paul Evans, John Grazul, and Eric M. Dufresne, \"Ordered Hydrophobic Organosilicates Templated by Block Copolymers,\" Chem. Mater. 14, 5173 (2002).

P. G. Evans, E. D. Isaacs, G. Aeppli, Z. Cai, and B. Lai, \"X-ray Microdiffraction Images of Antiferromagnetic Domain Evolution in Chromium,\" Science 295, 1042 (2002).

P. G. Evans, E. D. Isaacs, G. Aeppli, Z.-H. Cai, and B. Lai, \"Imaging Self-Organized Domains at the Micron Scale in Antiferromagnetic Elemental Cr Using Magnetic X-ray Microscopy,\" Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 690, F8.6 (2002).

Y.-A. Soh, P. G. Evans, Z. Cai, B. Lai, C.-Y. Kim, G. Aeppli, N. D. Mathur, M. G. Blamire, and E. D. Isaacs, \"Local mapping of strain in colossal magnetoresistive films using X-ray microdiffraction,\" J. Appl. Phys. 91, 7742 (2002).

K. R. Weninger, P. G. Evans, and S. J. Putterman, \"Comment on ‘‘Mie scattering from a sonoluminescing bubble with high spatial and temporal resolution’,\" Phys. Rev. E 64, 038301 (2001).

O. D. Dubon, P. G. Evans, J. F. Chervinsky, M. J. Aziz, F. Spaepen, J. A. Golovchenko, M. F. Chisholm, and D. A. Muller, \"Doping by metal-mediated epitaxy: Growth of As delta-doped Si through a Pb monolayer,\" Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 1505 (2001).

S. Putterman, P. G. Evans, G. Vazquez, and K. Weninger, \"Is there a simple theory of sonoluminescence?,\" Nature 409, 782 (2001).

P. G. Evans and J. A. Golovchenko, \"Light emission from Er at the As-terminated Si(111) surface,\" Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 2165 (2000).

K. R. Weninger, P. G. Evans, and S. J. Putterman, \"Time correlated single photon Mie scattering from a sonoluminescing bubble,\" Phys. Rev. E 61, R1020 (2000).

P. G. Evans, O. D. Dubon, J. F. Chervinsky, F. Spaepen, and J. A. Golovchenko, \"Comment on \'Low-temperature homoepitaxial growth on high-miscut Si(111) mediated by thin overlayers of Pb\',\" Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 2616 (2000).

O. D. Dubon, P.G. Evans, J. F. Chervinsky, F. Spaepen, M. J. Aziz, and J. A. Golovchenko, \"Low-Temperature Si (111) Homoepitaxy and Diping Mediated by a Monolayer of Pb,\" Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 570, (1999).

P. G. Evans, O. D. Dubon, J. F. Chervinsky, F. Spaepen, and J. A. Golovchenko, \"Low-temperature homoepitaxial growth on Si(111) through a Pb monolayer,\" Appl. Phys. Lett. 73, 3120 (1998).

Courses

Summer 2014

  • MS&E 890 - Pre-Dissertator\'s Research
  • MS&E 803 - Special Topics in Materials Science
  • MS&E 790 - Master\'s Research or Thesis
  • MS&E 699 - Independent Study
  • MS&E 361 - Materials Laboratory II
  • MS&E 990 - Research and Thesis
  • MS&E 890 - Pre-Dissertator\'s Research
  • MS&E 803 - Special Topics in Materials Science
  • MS&E 790 - Master\'s Research or Thesis
  • MS&E 699 - Independent Study
  • MS&E 456 - Electronic, Optical, and Magnetic Properties of Materials
  • MS&E 990 - Research and Thesis
  • MS&E 890 - Pre-Dissertator\'s Research
  • MS&E 790 - Master\'s Research or Thesis
  • MS&E 699 - Independent Study

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