Academic Staff

Marion Stevens-Kalceff


Associate Professor - School of Physics

Acting Director - UNSW Electron Microscope Unit


Condensed Matter Physics

UNSW Electron Microscope Unit

Research Interests

  • Microcharacterisation of the defect structures of wide band gap and insulating materials, in particular silicon dioxide polymorphs, III-V semiconductors, silicon and diamond, and nanostructured variants of these materials.
  • Irradiation induced microstructural defect generation and transformation in wide band gap and insulating materials.
  • Charge trapping in wide band gap and insulating materials (electron/ion - material interactions).
  • Cathodoluminescence Microanalysis (spectroscopy and microscopy).
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy/ Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy.
  • Scanning Probe Microscopy, in particular electric/potential techniques.

Selected Recent Publications

  • Stevens-Kalceff, MA, 2012, 'Cathodoluminescence Microanalysis of the Defect Microstructures of Bulk and Nanoscale Ultrapure Silicon Dioxide Polymorphs for Device Applications', in J Gotze, R Mockel (ed.), Quartz: Deposits, Mineralogy and Analytics, Springer Geology, pp. 237 - 264.
  •  Tiginyanu, IM, Popa, V, Stevens-Kalceff, MA, Gerthsen, D, Brenner, P & Pavlidis, D, 2012, 'Design and maskless fabrication of ultrathin suspended membranes of GaN', Physica Status Solidi-Rapid Research Letters, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 148 - 150.
  • Stevens-Kalceff, MA, Liu, Z & Riesen, HA, 2012, 'Cathodoluminescence microanalysis of irradiated microcrystalline and nanocrystalline samarium doped BaFCl', Microscopy and Microanalysis, vol. 18, no. 6, pp. 1229 - 1238.
  • Liu, Z, Stevens-Kalceff, MA & Riesen, HA, 2012, 'Photoluminescence and Cathodoluminescence Properties of Nanocrystalline BaFCl:Sm3+ X-ray Storage Phosphor', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 116, no. 14, pp. 8322 - 8331.
  • Tiginyanu, IM, Popa, V & Stevens-Kalceff, MA, 2011, 'Membrane-assisted revelation of the spatial nanoarchitecture of dislocation networks', Materials Letters, vol. 65, no. 2, pp. 360 - 362.
  • Stevens-Kalceff, MA, 2011, 'Cathodoluminescence Microcharacterization of the Radiation Sensitive Defect Microstructure of in situ buried oxide in silicon', Journal of Physics D - Applied Physics, vol. 44, no. 25, pp. 255402-1-9.
  •  Tiginyanu, IM, Popa, V & Stevens-Kalceff, MA, 2011, 'Nanoperforated and Continuous Ultra-Thin GaN Membranes', Electrochemical and Solid State Letters, vol. 14, no. 9, pp. K51 - K54.
  • Enachi, M, Stevens-Kalceff, MA, Tiginyanu, IM & Ursaki, V, 2010, 'Cathodoluminescence of TiO2 nanotubes prepared by low-temperature anodization of Ti foils', Materials Letters, vol. 64, no. 20, pp. 2155 - 2158.
  • Stevens-Kalceff, MA, 2009, 'Cathodoluminescence microcharacterization of point defects in a-quartz', Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 73, no. 4, pp. 585 - 605.
  • Stevens-Kalceff, MA & Kruss, DP, 2009, 'Focused ion beam induced local modifications of the contact potential difference of n- and p-doped silicon', Journal of Physics D - Applied Physics, vol. 42, no. 14, pp. 145117-1 - 145117-7.
  • Stevens-Kalceff, MA, Prawer, S, Kalceff, W, Orwa, JO, Peng, JL, McCallum, JC & Jamieson, DN, 2008, 'Cathodoluminescence microanalysis of diamond nanocrystals in fused silicon dioxide', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 104, pp. 113514 - 24.
  • Stevens-Kalceff, MA & Levick, KJ, 2007, 'The assessment of microscopic charging effects induced by focused electron and ion beam irradiation of dielectrics', Microscopy Research and Technique, vol. 70, pp. 195 - 204.
  • Stevens-Kalceff M.A. & Wong J. 2005  Distribution of Defects Induced in Fused Silica by UV Laser Pulses Before and After Treatment with a CO2 Laser. Journal of Applied Physics 97, 113519_1-8.
  • Stevens-Kalceff, M.A. 2004 “Kelvin Probe Microscopy of Localized Electric Potentials Induced In Insulating Materials by Electron Irradiation”. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 10, 797-803.
  • Stevens Kalceff, M.A. , Stesmans, A. & Wong, J. 2002 "Defects induced in fused silica by high fluence UV laser pulses at 355nm." Applied Physics Letters 80(5), 758.
  • Stevens Kalceff, M.A. 2001 "Micro-modification of silicon dioxide in a Variable Pressure/ Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope" Applied Physics Letters 79, 3050.
  • Stevens Kalceff, M.A. , Tiginyanu, I.M., Langa S., Foll H. & Hartnagel, H.L.2001 "Correlation between morphology and cathodoluminescence in porous GaP." Journal of Applied Physics 89, 2560.
  • Stevens Kalceff M.A. et al. 2000 "Cathodoluminescence Microcharacterisation of Silicon Dioxide Polymorphs" in "Cathodoluminescence in Geosciences" eds. M.Pagel, V. Barbin, P. Blanc & D. Ohnenstetter. Springer-Verlag Berlin. pp. 193 - 224.
  • Stevens Kalceff, M.A. 2000 "Direct Observation of Electron Irradiation Induced Radiolytic Oxygen Generation and Micro-segregation in Silicon Dioxide Polymorphs." Physical Review Letters 84(14), 3137-3140.

 see also

PhD projects

New Approaches for Physical Nanocharacterisation of Spider Silks

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Newton 171/ F10 B87/ Electron Microscope Unit, F10 Basement

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School of Physics
The University of New South Wales

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