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PhD student at

Department of Physics and Astronomy (IFA)
Aarhus University  
Ny Munkegade Build. 1520 
DK-8000 Aarhus C  

Office: 1520-334

Email: claus.kastorp@phys.au.dk

Since 2017 I have been doing reseach in the group under Liv Hornekær, initially as a bachelor- and master student, and since February 2018 as a Ph.D.-student. My focus has been to synthesize graphene based materials and examine these samples by means such as scanning tunneling microscopy, low-energy electron diffraction, temperature programmed desorption, x-ray photoemission spectroscopy, angle-resolvoed photoemission spectroscopy, and x-ray standing wave photoemission spectroscopy. These experiments have often sent me to do experiments at Diamond Light Source Ltd., United Kingdom, and Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste, Italy.


My project is aimed towards the electronic properties of graphene and other Dirac materials. In particular that means manipulating and investigating the properties of graphene and graphene-derived materials.

In one main project, I have been studying various phases of hydrogenated graphene on Ir(111), where the graphene becomes a semiconductor.

Another large chunk of my time has been pent on an ongoing project, which is focused on bilayer graphene on Ir(111) and the ultimate goal of synthesizing diamane, which is an atomically thin diamond film.

Smaller projects have included graphene on platinum nanoparticles and hydrogenating graphene on Cu(100).

Recently, I have become part of the Center for Interstellar Catalysis, where the surface science techniques I am used to are employed to investigate systems and chemical reactions, which are tied to the conditions in interstellar space.


My publications can be found here.