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  1. Observation of electron tunneling induced photon emission in gallium (Ga) doped (1%) zinc oxide (ZnO) sample using Scanning Tunneling Microscopy.


     Shirshendu Dey, S. D. Shinde, K. P. Adhi and C. V. Dharmadhikari [Appl. Phys. Lett 95, 063503 (2009)]


    1. New approach towards imaging λ-DNA using Scanning Tunneling Microscopy / Spectroscopy (STM/STS).


    Shirshendu Dey, Sushama Pethkar, Suguna D. Adyanthaya, Murali Sastry and C.V.Dharmadhikari [Bull. Mater. Sci. Vol. 31, No. 3 (June 2008), pp. 309-312.]


    1. Direct observation/characterization of spatial distribution of current leakage spots in zinc oxide/aluminum nitride thin film precursor field effect transistor structures using conducting atomic force microscopy.


    Shirshendu Dey, Suhas M. Jejurikar, K. P. Adhi, and C. V. Dharmadhikari [Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 093510 (2008)]


    1. Some aspects of pulsed laser deposited nanocrystalline LaB6 film: atomic force microscopy, constant force current imaging and field emission investigations.

      Dattatray J Late, Kalyani S Date, Mahendra A More, Pankaj Misra, BN Singh, Lalit M Kukreja, C V Dharmadhikari and Dilip S Joag [Nanotechnology 19 265605 (2008) ]


    1. Enhanced field emission from LaB6 thin films with nanoprotrusions grown by pulsed laser deposition on Zr foil.

      [ Applied Surface Science 254 (2008) 36013605 ]


    2. Scanning Tunneling Microscopic and Field Emission Microscopic studies of nanostructured molybdenum film synthesized by Electron Cyclotron Resonance Plasma.


    Vishwas S.Purohit, A.B.Bhise, Shirshendu Dey, M.A.More, C.V.Dharmadhikari, D.S.Joag, Renu Pasricha, S.V. Bhoraskar  [Vacuum ,83, Issue 2, Pages 435-443,26 September(2008)]


    1. ECR plasma assisted deposition of zinc nanowires.


    Vishwas S. Purohit, Shirshendu Dey, Somesh Kr. Bhattacharya, A.L.Kshirsagar, C.V.Dharmadhikari and S.V.Bhoraskar. [ Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B, 266, Issue 23, p. 4980-4986 (2008)]

    1. Electron transport in dodecylamine capped gold nanocluster films using current sensing Atomic Force Microscope (C-AFM).


    Minakshi Chaudhary, Shirshendu Dey, Kalyani Date, S. B. Iyyer and C. V. Dharmadhikari [Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 9, 14 (2009)]


    1. Study of electrostatic interaction between a conducting tip and metallic/insulating surface in proximity


    Kalyani Date, Shirshendu Dey and C. V. Dharmadhikari [Published in Conference Proceedings DAE-SSPS 2007]


    1. Electron transport across capped Au nanoclusters adsorbed in different configurations on highly oriented pyrolytic graphite    substrate using scanning tunneling microscopy / spectroscopy       


     Poonam Singh and C V Dharmadhikari, J. Phys: Conf. Series 61, 1076 (2007).


    1.  Scanning Tunneling Microscopy/Spectroscopy on Au Nanoparticles assembled using Laurylamine (LAM) and Octadecane Thiol (ODT)


    Suvarna Datar, Minakshi Chaudhary, Murali Sastry, C. V. Dharmadhikari; Apld. Surf. Science, 253 (2007), 5109-5115.


    1. Atomistic characterization of materials using Scanning Tunneling Microscopy /Spectroscopy (STM/STS).  

    C. V. Dharmadhikari

    "Recent Advances in Materials Characterization" Eds: Balder Raj, G. Amerendra and M.H. Maghamani, University Press, Hyderabad (2007).

    1. Investigation of interparticle interactions of larger (4.63) monolayer gold clusters during quantized double layer charging.  

    N.K .Chaki, B. Kakade, K.P. Vijaymohanan, Poonam Singh and C.V. Dharmadhikari, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys (Germany), 8, 1 (2006).

    1. Directed organization of gold nanoclusters on silver nanowires: a step forward in heterostructure assembly.

    Jadab Sharma, J.P. Vivek, K.P. Vijayamohanan, Poonam Singh and C.V.Dharmadhikari

    Appl. Phys. Lett.(USA) 88 (193103) (2006).

    1. Single-electron charging features of Larger, Dodecanethiol-protected nanoclusters: Electrochemical and Scanning Tunneling Microscopy studies.  

    N.K. Chaki, P. Singh, C.V. Dharmadhikari, K.P. Vijayamohanan;

     Langmuir, 20 (2004) 10208.

    1. Scanning force microscopy and amplitude versus distance measurements on single-crystaloxide surafces.  

    Suwarna Datar, Shivaprasad Patil, S.B. Iyyer and C. V. Dharmadhikari [Surf. Interface Anal.2004; 36: 213-219.]

  2.   Scanning Tunneling Microscopy/Spectroscopy of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticulate film on Au (111) surface. 

  3. Suwarna Datar, Madhu Kumar, Murali Sastry and C. V. Dharmadhikari; Colloids and Surfaces, A Vol 232/1 (2003) 11-17.

    1. Investigation of the electrostatic forces in scanning probe microscopy at low bias voltages  

    Shivprasad Patil and C. V. Dharmadhikari; Surface and Interface Analysis 33,155-158 (2002).

    Films, 323 (1998) 105.

    1. DNA-mediated electrostatic assembly of gold nanoparticles into linear arrays by a simple drop-coating procedure.  

    Murali Sastry, Ashavani Kumar, Suwarna Datar, C. V. Dharmadhikari and Krishna Ganesh, Appl.Phys. Lett. 78, 2943 (2001).

    1. Linear superclusters of colloidal gold particles by electrostatic assembly on DNA templates

    A. Kumar, M. Pattarkine, M. Bhadbhade, A. B. Mandale, K. N. Ganesh, S. Datar, C. V. Dharmadhikari and M. Sastry, Adv. Mater, 13, No. 5, 341, (2001).

    1. Scanning Tunneling Microscopy/Spectroscopy (STM/STS) in analysis of surfaces.

     C. V. Dharmadhikari, Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry: Instrumentation and Applications, Ed. Robert A. Meyers, John Wiley & Sons, UK (2000). [Invited article].

    1. A Study of the electrostatic force between a conducting tip in proximity with metallic surface: Theory and experiment.

    Shivaprasad Patil, Arun V. Kulkarni and C.V.Dharmadhikari; [J. Appl. Phys. 88(10), 6940 (2000)]

    1. Spectral Analysis of Adsorbate Induced Flicker Noise in Scanning Tunneling Microscopy

    R. B. Kshirsagar and C. V. Dharmadhikari; Presented at the 10th International Conference on Scanning Tunneling Microscopy/Spectroscopy and Related Proximal Probe Microscopy (STM'99) held at Seoul, Korea during 18-23 July 1999.

    1.  Scaling behavior of polished surfaces

    C. V. Dharmadhikari, R. B. Kshirsagar and S. V. Ghaisas;[ Europhys. Lett., 45 (1999) 215.]

    1. Evidence of layered growth of <100> textured diamond films 

    V. P. Godbole, A. V. Sumant, R. B. Kshirsagar and C. V. Dharmadhikari  [Appl. Phys. Lett., 71(18) (1997) 2626.]

    1. Surface characterization of oriented silver films on Si <100> substrates using Scanning Tunneling Microscopy 

    A. O. Ali, R. B. Kshirsagar and C. V. Dharmadhikari;[ Thin Solid Films, 323 (1998) 105. ]