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Peter Sushko

Physical Sciences Division
Scientist, TL
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K2-01
Richland, WA 99352

PNNL Publications


  • Chamberlin SE, IH Nayyar, TC Kaspar, P Sushko, and SA Chambers. 2015. "Electronic structure and optical properties of a-(Fe1-xVx)2O3 solid-solution thin films." Applied Physics Letters 106(4):041905.  doi:10.1063/1.4906597
  • Parent LR, Y Cheng, P Sushko, Y Shao, J Liu, CM Wang, and ND Browning. 2015. "Realizing the Full Potential of Insertion Anodes for Mg-ion Batteries Through the Nano-Structuring of Sn." Nano Letters 15(2):1177-1182.  doi:10.1021/nl5042534


  • Comes RB, P Sushko, SM Heald, RJ Colby, ME Bowden, and SA Chambers. 2014. "Band-Gap Reduction and Dopant Interaction in Epitaxial La,Cr Co-doped SrTiO3 Thin Films." Chemistry of Materials 26(24):7073-7082.  doi:10.1021/cm503541u
  • Kaspar TC, SE Chamberlin, ME Bowden, RJ Colby, V Shutthanandan, S Manandhar, Y Wang, P Sushko, and SA Chambers. 2014. "Impact of Lattice Mismatch and Stoichiometry on the Structure and Bandgap of (Fe,Cr)2O3 Epitaxial Thin Films." Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 26(13):Article No. 135005.  doi:10.1088/0953-8984/26/13/135005
  • Zhang H, P Sushko, RJ Colby, Y Du, ME Bowden, and SA Chambers. 2014. "Reversible nano-structuring of SrCrO3-d through oxidization and reduction at low temperatures." Nature Communications 5:Artcle No. 4669.  doi:10.1038/ncomms5669


  • Wang Y, KA Lopata, SA Chambers, N Govind, and PV Sushko. 2013. "Optical absorption and band gap reduction in (Fe1-xCrx)2O3 solid solutions: A first-principles study." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 117(48):25504-25512.  doi:10.1021/jp407496w
  • Chambers SA, M Gu, PV Sushko, H Yang, CM Wang, and ND Browning. 2013. "Ultra-low contact resistance at an epitaxial metal/oxide heterojunction through interstitial site doping." Advanced Materials 25(29):4001-4005.  doi:10.1002/adma.201301030
  • Sushko PV, KM Rosso, J Zhang, J Liu, and ML Sushko. 2013. "Oxygen vacancies and ordering of d-levels control voltage suppression in oxide cathodes: the case of spinel LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4-d ." Advanced Functional Materials 23(44):5530-5535.  doi:10.1002/adfm.201301205


  • McLeod JA, A Buling, EZ Kurmaev, PV Sushko, N Neumann, LD Finkelstein, SW Kim, H Hosono, and A Moewes. 2012. "Spectroscopic Characterization of a Multiband Complex Oxide: Insulating and Conducting Cement 12CaO·7Al2O3." Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 85(4):045204 - 045212.  doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.85.045204
  • McLeod JA, EZ Kurmaev, PV Sushko, TD Boyko, IA Levitsky, and A Moewes. 2012. "Selective Response of Mesoporous Silicon to Adsorbants with Nitro Groups." Chemistry - A European Journal 18(10):2912-2922.  doi:10.1002/chem.201102084


  • Sushko PV, AL Shluger, AG Joly, KM Beck, and WP Hess. 2011. "Exciton-driven highly hyperthermal O-atom desorption from nanostructured CaO." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 115(3):692-699.  doi:10.1021/jp1078423
  • Mckenna KP, D Koller, A Sternig, N Siedl, N Govind, PV Sushko, and OE Diwald. 2011. "Optical Properties of Nanocrystal Interfaces in Compressed MgO Nanopowders." ACS Nano 5(4):3003-3009.  doi:10.1021/nn200062d


  • Sushko ML, PV Sushko, IV Abarenkov, and AL Shluger. 2010. "QM/MM method for metal - organic interfaces." Journal of Computational Chemistry 31(16):2955-2966.  doi:10.1002/jcc.21591
  • Sushko PV, KP Mckenna, D Munoz Ramo, AL Shlyuger, A Sternig, S Stankic, M Muller, and OE Diwald. 2010. "Photoluminescence Properties of Alkaline-Earth Oxide Nanoparticles." ECS Transactions 28(3):67-80.  doi:10.1149/1.3367212
  • Sushko PV, KM Rosso, and IV Abarenkov. 2010. "Interaction of Intercalated Li+ Ions with Oxygen Vacancies in Rutile TiO2." ECS Transactions 28(11):299-306. 


  • Govind N, PV Sushko, WP Hess, M Valiev, and K Kowalski. 2009. "Excitons in Potassium Bromide: A Study using Embedded Time-dependent Density Functional Theory and Equation-of-Motion Coupled Cluster Methods." Chemical Physics Letters 470(4-6):353-357.  doi:10.1016/j.cplett.2009.01.073
  • Shluger AL, KP Mckenna, PV Sushko, DM Ramo, and AV Kimmel. 2009. "Modelling of electron and hole trapping in oxides." Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering 17(8):084004 (23 pages).  doi:10.1088/0965-0393/17/8/084004
  • Trevisanutto PE, PV Sushko, KM Beck, AG Joly, WP Hess, and AL Shluger. 2009. "Excitation, Ionization, and Desorption: How Sub-band gap Photons Modify the Structure of Oxide Nanoparticles." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 113(4):1274-1279. 


  • Beck KM, AG Joly, OE Diwald, S Stankic, PE Trevisanutto, PV Sushko, AL Shluger, and WP Hess. 2008. "Energy and Site Selectivity in O-Atom Photodesorption from Nanostructured MgO." Surface Science 602(11):1968-1973.  doi:10.1016/j.susc.2008.03.046


  • Joly AG, M Henyk, KM Beck, PE Trevisanutto, PV Sushko, WP Hess, and AL Shluger. 2006. "Probing Electron Transfer Dynamics at MgO Surfaces by Mg-Atom Desorption." Journal of Physical Chemistry B 110(37):18093-18096.  doi:10.1021/jp064092b


  • Hess WP, AG Joly, KM Beck, M Henyk, PV Sushko, PE Trevisanutto, and AL Shluger. 2005. "Laser Control of Desorption Through Selective Surface Excitation." Journal of Physical Chemistry B 109(42):19563-19578.  doi:10.1021/jp0523672
  • Trevisanutto PE, PV Sushko, AL Shluger, KM Beck, M Henyk, AG Joly, and WP Hess. 2005. "A Mechanism of Photo-Induced Desorption of Oxygen Atoms From MgO Nano-Crystals." Surface Science 593(1-3):210-220. 


  • Hess WP, AG Joly, KM Beck, PV Sushko, and AL Shluger. 2004. "Determination of Surface Exciton Energies by Velocity Resolved Atomic Desorption." Surface Science 564(1-3):62-70. 


  • Joly AG, KM Beck, M Henyk, WP Hess, PV Sushko, and AL Shluger. 2003. "Surface Electronic Spectra Detected by Atomic Desorption." Surface Science 544(1):L683-L688. 


  • Hess WP, AG Joly, DP Gerrity, KM Beck, PV Sushko, and AL Shluger. 2002. "Control of Laser Desorption Using Tunable Single Pulses and Pulse Pairs." Journal of Chemical Physics 116(18):8144-8151. 
  • Hess WP, AG Joly, KM Beck, DP Gerrity, PV Sushko, and AL Shluger. 2002. "Solid-State Halogen Atom Source for Chemical Dynamics and Etching." Applied Physics Letters 81(6):1140-1142. 

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