Portrait of Professor Steve Donnelly Professor Steve Donnelly

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Biography

Professor Steve Donnelly has a first degree in Experimental Physics from the University of Liverpool, a Masters degree in Atomic Collisions in Solids from the University of Sussex and a PhD which was sponsored by the UK Atomic Energy Authority and carried out in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Salford.

On completing his PhD studies, Steve spent eight years overseas at the University of Namur in Belgium and then at a government research laboratory (CSIRO Division of Chemical Physics) in Melbourne, Australia before returning to the UK in 1986 to take up a lectureship (and later a readership) in Electrical Engineering at the University of Salford. In 1996, he moved to the Physics Department at Salford as Professor of Experimental Physics and took up various management roles including Dean of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Environment before moving to Huddersfield as Professor of Engineering Materials and Head of Department of Engineering and Technology in 2011. In January 2012, he became acting Dean of the School of Computing and Engineering and was confirmed as the Dean of Computing and Engineering in April 2012.

Steve has spent extended periods working on collaborative projects at a number of laboratories overseas including Argonne National Laboratory in the US and the National Institute for Materials Science in Japan. He is also a fluent French speaker and has long-standing research collaborations with the University of Poitiers in France where he has been a visiting professor on a number of occasions. Steve has been an external examiner of PhD theses in France, Belgium and Quebec. He is a member of the scientific advisory committee of the French EMIR ion-accelerator network and of the the steering committee of the EPSRC National Facility for Aberration Corrected STEM and of the user selection committee of the European SPIRIT ion-accelerator network.

Outside of work, Steve is a keen guitarist and dabbles inexpertly in multi-track recording.

Research and Scholarship

Synopsis of Achievements in Research

Areas of interest include:

  • The interaction of energetic particles with matter
  • Defects in solids
  • Electron microscopy
  • Nanotechnology
  • Ion beam technology

Author of more than 150 scientific papers (over 100 in peer-reviewed journals). 

Active collaborations with scientists in Australia, Brazil, Finland, France, Japan, Russia, Ukraine, and the USA including major national laboratories (Argonne National Laboratory, USA;

National Institute for Materials Science, Japan). Majority of publications in recent years, co-authored with overseas colleagues.

Current funded projects:

  • Ceramic Coatings for Clad (The C^3 Project): Advanced Accident-Tolerant Ceramic Coatings for Zr-alloy Cladding (ends September 2016)
    EPSRC-funded, Sheffield-led project (total value £1.2M).

     

     

  • Ion Irradiation Effects in Graphene-Silicon Hybrid Devices for Combating WMD (ends September 2016)
    DTRA(US)-funded, Manchester-led project, (total value $450k), Huddersfield component £36k.

     

     

  • Atomistic Scale Study of Radiation Effects in ABO3 Perovskites (ends September 2017)
    EPSRC-funded, Sheffield-led project (total value £1.5M), Huddersfield component £300k).

     

     

  • A Study of the Combined Effects of Displacement Damage and Helium Accumulation in Model Nuclear Materials (ends August 2018)
    EPSRC-funded project, value £1.1M. 

     

     

  • Radiation Damage in Nanoporous Nuclear Materials (ends March 2018)
    EPSRC-funded project, total value £400k. 

     

     

  • World Class Materials Facilities at the University of Huddersfield – MIAMI-2 (ends March 2016)
    EPSRC-funded project for new experimental facility (MIAMI-2) at University of Huddersfield, total value £3.5M.

Completed projects (since 2008):

  • Materials for fusion & fission power (ends September 2015)
    EPSRC-funded Oxford-University led project (total value £5.8M).
    Huddersfield component £100k.

     

     

  • Fundamentals of current and future uses of nuclear graphite
    (Ended March 2014). EPSRC-funded consortium project with Universities of Sussex, Manchester, Leeds and Nottingham. Total value £1.2M. Huddersfield component £200k.
  • Monarch: Ultra-bright nanoscale SEM-on-a-chip (ended 2009)
    Collaboration involving three European Universities and 4 SMEs, funded under the EU Framework 6 CRAFT programme. Although the EU funded project has finished, the project is continuing under commercial funding from NFAB Ltd. The lead SME in the project. Total Value €1.8M.

     

     

  • In-Situ TEM Studies of Ion-Irradiated Materials (ended 2010)
    EPSRC funded project in which we developed a unique national experimental facility at Salford University for the study of materials for nuclear reactors. (The project was supported by researchers at Imperial College, University of Manchester, Culham Science Centre, Nexia Solutions (formerly BNFL) and the University of Surrey). The facility plays an important role in the two current EPSRC projects. Value £650k.

     

     

  • Worldwide network of in-situ TEM/ion accelerator facilities (ended 2008)
    Connected to the “in-situ” facility, this project established a network of early career researchers working in the area of electron microscopy of radiation damaged materials. It involved networking visits to major laboratories in France, USA, Japan, Australia, China and Brazil and the holding of an international workshop in the UK  in June 2008. Value £38k.

Publications and Other Research Outputs

Article

Harrison, R., Amari, H., Greaves, G., Hinks, J. and Donnelly, S. (2016) ‘Effect of He-appm/DPA ratio on the damage microstructure of tungstenMRS Advances , pp. 1-7. ISSN 2059-8521

Shen, Q., Ran, G., Hinks, J., Donnelly, S., Wang, L. and Li, N. (2016) ‘In situ observation of microstructure evolution in 4H–SiC under 3.5 keV He+ irradiationJournal of Nuclear Materials , 471, pp. 149-153. ISSN 0022-3115

Edmondson, P., Abrams, K., Hinks, J., Greaves, G., Pawley, C., Hanif, I. and Donnelly, S. (2016) ‘An in situ transmission electron microscopy study of the ion irradiation induced amorphisation of silicon by He and XeScripta Materialia , 113, pp. 190-193. ISSN 1359-6462

Vallet, M., Barbot, J., Donnelly, S., Hinks, J. and Beaufort, M. (2015) ‘Hydrogen induced growth and coalescence of helium-based defectsphysica status solidi (c) , 12 (8), pp. 1156-1159. ISSN 1862-6351

Ilinov, A., Kuronen, A., Nordlund, K., Greaves, G., Hinks, J., Busby, P., Mellors, N. and Donnelly, S. (2014) ‘Sputtering yields exceeding 1000 by 80keV Xe irradiation of Au nanorodsNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms , 341, pp. 17-21. ISSN 0168-583X

Donnelly, S., Greaves, G., Hinks, J., Pawley, C., Beaufort, M., Barbot, J., Oliviero, E. and Webb, R. (2014) ‘In-situ TEM studies of ion-irradiation induced bubble development and mechanical deformation in model nuclear materialsMRS Proceedings , 1645. ISSN 1946-4274

Pan, C., Hinks, J., Ramasse, Q., Greaves, G., Bangert, U., Donnelly, S. and Haigh, S. (2014) ‘In-situ observation and atomic resolution imaging of the ion irradiation induced amorphisation of grapheneScientific Reports , 4, p. 6334. ISSN 2045-2322

Ramasse, Q., Kepapstoglou, D., Hage, F., Susi, T., Kotakoski, J., Mangler, C., Ayala, P., Meyer, J., Hinks, J., Donnelly, S., Zan, R., Pan, C., Haigh, S. and Bangert, U. (2014) ‘Atom-by-Atom STEM Investigation of Defect Engineering in GrapheneMicroscopy and Microanalysis , 20 (S3), pp. 1736-1737. ISSN 1431-9276

Vallet, M., Barbot, J., Oliviero, E., Donnelly, S., Hinks, J. and Beaufort, M. (2014) ‘In situ growth and coalescence of He-filled bi-dimensional defects in Si by H supplyJournal of Applied Physics , 115 (22), p. 223515. ISSN 0021-8979

Gutierrez, G., Peuget, S., Hinks, J., Greaves, G., Donnelly, S., Oliviero, E. and Jegou, C. (2014) ‘Helium bubble formation in nuclear glass by in-situ TEM ion implantationJournal of Nuclear Materials . ISSN 0022-3115

Hinks, J., Haigh, S., Greaves, G., Sweeney, F., Pan, C., Young, R. and Donnelly, S. (2014) ‘Dynamic Microstructural Evolution of Graphite under Displacing IrradiationCarbon , 68, pp. 273-284. ISSN 0008-6223

Hinks, J., Greaves, G., Haigh, S., Pan, C. and Donnelly, S. (2014) ‘Kink Band Formation in Graphite under Ion Irradiation at 100 and 298 KMaterials Transactions , 55 (3), pp. 447-450. ISSN 1345-9678

Greaves, G., Hinks, J., Busby, P., Mellors, N., Ilinov, A., Kuronen, A., Nordlund, K. and Donnelly, S. (2013) ‘Enhanced Sputtering Yields from Single-Ion Impacts on Gold NanorodsPhysical Review Letters , 111 (6), pp. 1-5. ISSN 0031-9007

Hinks, J., Jones, A., Theodosiou, A., Van den Berg, J. and Donnelly, S. (2012) ‘Transmission Electron Microscopy Study of Graphite underin situIon IrradiationJournal of Physics: Conference Series , 371, p. 012046. ISSN 1742-6596

Pawley, C., Beaufort, M., Oliviero, E., Hinks, J., Barbot, J. and Donnelly, S. (2012) ‘An in-situ TEM investigation of He bubble evolution in SiCJournal of Physics: Conference Series , 371, p. 012052. ISSN 1742-6596

Abrams, K., Hinks, J., Pawley, C., Greaves, G., Van den Berg, J., Eyidi, D., Ward, M. and Donnelly, S. (2012) ‘Helium irradiation effects in polycrystalline Si, silica, and single crystal SiJournal of Applied Physics , 111 (8), pp. 083527-083533. ISSN 0021-8979

Hinks, J., Jones, A. and Donnelly, S. (2012) ‘Effects of Displacing Radiation on Graphite Observed Using in situ Transmission Electron MicroscopyMRS Proceedings , 1383. ISSN 1946-4274

Donnelly, S., Hinks, J., Pawley, C., Abrams, K. and Van den Berg, J. (2012) ‘An in-situ TEM study of the effects of 6 keV He ion irradiation on Si and SiO2Journal of Physics: Conference Series , 371, p. 012045. ISSN 1742-6596

Hinks, J. and Donnelly, S. (2011) ‘Copper indium diselenide: crystallography and radiation-induced dislocation loopsPhilosophical Magazine , 91 (4), pp. 517-536. ISSN 1478-6435

Dubinko, V., Guglya, A. and Donnelly, S. (2011) ‘Radiation-induced formation, annealing and ordering of voids in crystals: Theory and experimentNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms , 269 (14), pp. 1634-1639. ISSN 0168-583X

Colaux, J., Louette, P., Colomer, J., Edmondson, P., Donnelly, S. and Terwagne, G. (2011) ‘Study of carbon nitride compounds synthesised by co-implantation of 13C and 14N in copper at different temperaturesMaterials Chemistry and Physics , 126 (1-2), pp. 337-343. ISSN 0254-0584

Hinks, J., Van den Berg, J. and Donnelly, S. (2011) ‘MIAMI: Microscope and ion accelerator for materials investigationsJournal of Vacuum Science & Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces, and Films , 29 (2), p. 021003. ISSN 07342101

Edmondson, P., Riley, D., Birtcher, R. and Donnelly, S. (2009) ‘Amorphization of crystalline Si due to heavy and light ion irradiationJournal of Applied Physics , 106 (4), p. 043505. ISSN 0021-8979

Abrams, K., Donnelly, S., Beaufort, M., Terry, J., Haworth, L. and Alquier, D. (2009) ‘A study of defect evolution in multi-energy helium implanted monocrystalline and polycrystalline siliconphysica status solidi (c) , 6 (8), pp. 1964-1968. ISSN 1862-6351

Hinks, J., Berg, J. and Donnelly, S. (2009) ‘A New TEM / Ion Accelerator Facility at the University of Salford, UKMicroscopy and Microanalysis , 15 (S2), p. 1342. ISSN 1431-9276

Furuya, K., Iakoubovskii, K., Mitsuishi, K., Donnelly, S. and Song, M. (2009) ‘Interfaces of Xe Inclusions Ion-implanted in Al - Ordering in a Fluid Xe and Matrix Oxidation at SurfacesMicroscopy and Microanalysis , 15 (S2), pp. 1360-1361. ISSN 1431-9276

Eastham, D., Edmondson, P., Greene, S., Donnelly, S., Olsson, E., Svensson, K. and Bleloch, A. (2009) ‘A design for a subminiature, low energy scanning electron microscope with atomic resolutionJournal of Applied Physics , 105 (1), p. 014702. ISSN 0021-8979

Beaufort, M., Pizzagalli, L., Gandy, A., Oliviero, E., Eyidi, D. and Donnelly, S. (2008) ‘Solid-phase epitaxial regrowth of amorphous silicon containing helium bubblesJournal of Applied Physics , 104 (9), p. 094905. ISSN 0021-8979

Greaves, G., Jephcoat, A., Bouhifd, M. and Donnelly, S. (2008) ‘A cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy study of iron recovered from a laser-heated diamond anvil cellJournal of Physics: Conference Series , 126 (1), p. 012047. ISSN 1742-6596

Zhang, J., Jones, G., Shen, T., Donnelly, S. and Li, G. (2007) ‘Monocrystalline hexagonal-close-packed and polycrystalline face-centered-cubic Co nanowire arrays fabricated by pulse dc electrodepositionJournal of Applied Physics , 101 (5), p. 054310. ISSN 0021-8979

Alquier, D., Gaudin, G., Beaufort, M., Donnelly, S., Haworth, L. and Cayrel, F. (2007) ‘Modification of He implantation induced defects using fluorine co-implantationNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms , 257 (1-2), pp. 240-243. ISSN 0168-583X

Gandy, A., Donnelly, S., Beaufort, M., Oliviero, E. and Fichtner, P. (2007) ‘The interaction of cavities in silicon with moving amorphous–crystalline interfacesNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms , 257 (1-2), pp. 177-180. ISSN 0168-583X

Oliviero, E., Peripolli, S., Amaral, L., Fichtner, P., Beaufort, M., Barbot, J. and Donnelly, S. (2006) ‘Damage accumulation in neon implanted siliconJournal of Applied Physics , 100 (4), p. 043505. ISSN 0021-8979

Peripolli, S., Amaral, L., Oliviero, E., David, M., Beaufort, M., Barbot, J., Pichon, L., Drouet, M., Fichtner, P. and Donnelly, S. (2006) ‘Formation of neon induced cavities in silicon by plasma based ion implantationNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms , 249 (1-2), pp. 193-195. ISSN 0168-583X

Abrams, K. and Donnelly, S. (2006) ‘A transmission electron microscopy study of porous siliconJournal Paper of Physics: Conference Series , 26, pp. 272-275. ISSN 1742-6588

Gandy, A., Donnelly, S., Beaufort, M., Vishnyakov, V. and Barbot, J. (2006) ‘The effect of ion-beam specimen preparation techniques on vacancy-type defects in siliconNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms , 242 (1-2), pp. 610-613. ISSN 0168-583X

Donnelly, S., Birtcher, R., Vishnyakov, V., Edmondson, P. and Carter, G. (2006) ‘Anomalous annealing behavior of isolated amorphous zones in siliconNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms , 242 (1-2), pp. 595-597. ISSN 0168-583X

Donnelly, S., Hinks, J., Edmondson, P., Pilkington, R., Yakushev, M. and Birtcher, R. (2006) ‘In situ transmission electron microscopy studies of radiation damage in copper indium diselenideNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms , 242 (1-2), pp. 686-689. ISSN 0168583X

Beaufort, M., Donnelly, S., Rousselet, S., David, M. and Barbot, J. (2006) ‘Extended-type defects created by high temperature helium implantation into siliconNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms , 242 (1-2), pp. 565-567. ISSN 0168-583X

Edmondson, P., Birtcher, R., Vishnyakov, V., Lopez, P., Pelaz, L., Marques, L. and Donnelly, S. (2006) ‘An in situ transmission electron microscope study of the anomalous annealing of spatially isolated disordered zones in siliconJournal Paper of Physics: Conference Series , 26, pp. 284-287. ISSN 1742-6588

Peripolli, S., Beaufort, M., Babonneau, D., Rousselet, S., Fichtner, P., Amaral, L., Oliviero, E., Barbot, J. and Donnelly, S. (2005) ‘A New Approach to Study the Damage Induced by Inert Gases Implantation in SiliconSolid State Phenomena , 108-10, pp. 357-364. ISSN 1662-9779

Edmondson, P., Donnelly, S. and Birtcher, R. (2005) ‘Amorphisation and Recrystallisation of Nanometre Sized Zones in SiliconSolid State Phenomena , 108-10, pp. 145-150. ISSN 1662-9779

Colligon, J., Vishnyakov, V., Valizadeh, R., Donnelly, S. and Kumashiro, S. (2005) ‘Study of nanocrystalline TiN/Si3N4 thin films deposited using a dual ion beam methodThin Solid Films , 485 (1-2), pp. 148-154. ISSN 0040-6090

Song, M., Mitsuishi, K., Furuya, K., Allen, C., Birtcher, R. and Donnelly, S. (2005) ‘Structure variation of nanometer-sized Xe particles embedded in Al crystalsApplied Surface Science , 241 (1-2), pp. 96-101. ISSN 0169-4332

Song, M., Mitsuishi, K., Furuya, K., Allen, C., Birtcher, R. and Donnelly, S. (2004) ‘Structure of nanometre-sized Xe particles embedded in Al crystalsJournal of Microscopy , 215 (3), pp. 224-229. ISSN 0022-2720

Zhang, C., Donnelly, S., Vishnyakov, V., Evans, J., Shibayama, T. and Sun, Y. (2004) ‘A study of the formation of nanometer-scale cavities in helium-implanted 4H-SiCNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms , 218, pp. 53-60. ISSN 0168-583X

Birtcher, R., Donnelly, S. and Schlutig, S. (2004) ‘Nanoparticle ejection from gold during ion irradiationNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms , 215 (1-2), pp. 69-75. ISSN 0168-583X

Zhang, C., Donnelly, S., Vishnyakov, V. and Evans, J. (2003) ‘Dose dependence of formation of nanoscale cavities in helium-implanted 4H–SiCJournal of Applied Physics , 94 (9), p. 6017. ISSN 0021-8979

Donnelly, S., Vishnyakov, V., Carter, G., Terry, J., Haworth, L., Sermanni, P. and Birtcher, R. (2003) ‘The use of cavities for gettering in silicon microelectronic devicesNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms , 206, pp. 422-426. ISSN 0168-583X

Nordlund, K., Tarus, J., Keinonen, J., Donnelly, S. and Birtcher, R. (2003) ‘Atomic fingers, bridges and slingshots: formation of exotic surface structures during ion irradiation of heavy metalsNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms , 206, pp. 189-193. ISSN 0168-583X

Vishnyakov, V., Donnelly, S. and Carter, G. (2003) ‘The influence of impurities on the growth of helium-induced cavities in siliconJournal of Applied Physics , 94 (1), p. 238. ISSN 0021-8979

Allen, C., Birtcher, R., Donnelly, S., Song, M., Mitsuishi, K., Furura, K. and Dahmen, U. (2003) ‘Determination of interfacial tensions for Xe nanoprecipitates in Al at 300 KPhilosophical Magazine Letters , 83 (1), pp. 57-64. ISSN 0950-0839

Donnelly, S., Birtcher, R., Vishnyakov, V. and Carter, G. (2003) ‘Annealing of isolated amorphous zones in siliconApplied Physics Letters , 82 (12), p. 1860. ISSN 0003-6951

Donnelly, S., Birtcher, R., Allen, C., Morrison, I., Furuya, K., Song, M., Mitsuishi, K. and Dahmen, U. (2002) ‘Ordering in a Fluid Inert Gas Confined by Flat SurfacesScience , 296 (5567), pp. 507-510. ISSN 0036-8075

Vishnyakov, V., Donnelly, S., Carter, G., Birtcher, R. and Haworth, L. (2002) ‘Helium Bubble Growth in Silicon: Ripening or Bubble Motion and Coalescence?Solid State Phenomena , 82-84, pp. 267-272. ISSN 1662-9779

Ono, K., Arakawa, K., Hojou, K., Oohasi, M., Birtcher, R. and Donnelly, S. (2002) ‘Quantitative study of Brownian motion of helium bubbles in fcc metalsJournal of Electron Microscopy , 51 (90001), p. 245S-251. ISSN 0022-0744

Terry, J., Haworth, L., Gundlach, A., Stevenson, J., Vishnyakov, V. and Donnelly, S. (2002) ‘Incorporation of helium-implant-induced cavities near the active regions of metal–oxide–semiconductor devices: Effects on dc electrical characteristicsJournal of Vacuum Science & Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures , 20 (1), p. 306. ISSN 0734-211X

Allen, C., Birtcher, R., Donnelly, S., Song, M., Furuya, K., Ishikawa, N. and Mitsuishi, K. (2002) ‘Melting and crystallization of Xe nanoprecipitates in Al under 1 MeV electron irradiationJournal of Electron Microscopy , 51 (90001), p. 175S-181. ISSN 0022-0744

Rehn, L., Birtcher, R., Donnelly, S., Baldo, P. and Funk, L. (2001) ‘Origin of Atomic Clusters during Ion SputteringPhysical Review Letters , 87 (20), p. 207601. ISSN 0031-9007

Birtcher, R., Donnelly, S., Rehn, L. and Thomé, L. (2001) ‘Nanocluster formation during ion irradiation of SiO2/Ag/SiO2 multilayersNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms , 175-17, pp. 40-45. ISSN 0168-583X

Donnelly, S., Vishnyakov, V., Birtcher, R. and Carter, G. (2001) ‘The effects of radiation damage and impurities on void dynamics in siliconNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms , 175 (177), pp. 132-139. ISSN 0168-583X

Birtcher, R., Donnelly, S. and Schlutig, S. (2000) ‘Nanoparticle Ejection from Au Induced by Single Xe Ion ImpactsPhysical Review Letters , 85 (23), pp. 4968-4971. ISSN 0031-9007

Donnelly, S., Birtcher, R., Allen, C., Furuya, K., Song, M. and Mitsuishi, K. (2000) ‘Microstructural Changes to Xenon Naonoclusters in Aluminum under 1 MeV Electron IrradiationMRS Proceedings , 650. ISSN 1946-4274

Birtcher, R., Donnelly, S., Song, M., Furuya, K., Mitsuishi, K. and Allen, C. (1999) ‘Behavior of Crystalline Xe Nanoprecipitates during CoalescencePhysical Review Letters , 83 (8), pp. 1617-1620. ISSN 0031-9007

Allen, C., Birtcher, R., Donnelly, S., Furuya, K., Ishikawa, N. and Song, M. (1999) ‘Migration and coalescence of Xe nanoprecipitates in Al induced by electron irradiation at 300 KApplied Physics Letters , 74 (18), p. 2611. ISSN 0003-6951

Donnelly, S. and Birtcher, R. (1999) ‘Ion-induced spike effects on metal surfacesPhilosophical Magazine A , 79 (1), pp. 133-145. ISSN 0141-8610

Mitsuishi, K., Song, M., Furuya, K., Birtcher, R., Allen, C. and Donnelly, S. (1999) ‘Observation of atomic processes in Xe nanocrystals embedded in Al under 1 MeV electron irradiationNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms , 148 (1-4), pp. 184-188. ISSN 0168-583X

Birtcher, R. and Donnelly, S. (1999) ‘Sputtering of Au Induced by Single Xe Ion ImpactsMRS Proceedings , 585. ISSN 1946-4274

Birtcher, R. and Donnelly, S. (1999) ‘Plastic flow produced by single ion impacts on metalsNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms , 148 (1-4), pp. 194-199. ISSN 0168-583X

Knystautas, E., Donnelly, S. and Birtcher, R. (1998) ‘Radiation damage from single heavy ion impacts on metal surfacesProceedings of SPIE , 3413, pp. 174-182. ISSN 0277-786X

Birtcher, R. and Donnelly, S. (1998) ‘Plastic flow in FCC metals induced by single-ion impactsMaterials Chemistry and Physics , 54 (1-3), pp. 111-115. ISSN 0254-0584

Chen, X., Birtcher, R. and Donnelly, S. (1998) ‘Bubble formation and growth in glassesMRS Proceedings , 540. ISSN 1946-4274

Birtcher, R. and Donnelly, S. (1998) ‘Craters Produced on Metals by Single Ion ImpactsMRS Proceedings , 540. ISSN 1946-4274

Donnelly, S. and Birtcher, R. (1997) ‘Heavy ion cratering of goldPhysical Review B , 56 (21), pp. 13599-13602. ISSN 0163-1829

Mitsuishi, K., Song, M., Furuya, K., Birtcher, R., Allen, C. and Donnelly, S. (1997) ‘In-situ observation of atomic processes in Xe nanocrystals embedded in alMRS Proceedings , 504. ISSN 1946-4274

Suder, S., Faunce, C. and Donnelly, S. (1997) ‘Thin solid film sample preparation by a small-angle cleavage for transmission electron microscopyThin Solid Films , 304 (1-2), pp. 157-159. ISSN 0040-6090

Suder, S., Faunce, C. and Donnelly, S. (1997) ‘Two-View Small-Angle Wedge Sample Preparation By Hand Tools For Transmission Electron Microscopy Of Semiconductors And Related MaterialsMRS Proceedings , 480. ISSN 1946-4274

Birtcher, R. and Donnelly, S. (1996) ‘Plastic Flow Induced by Single Ion Impacts on GoldPhysical Review Letters , 77 (21), pp. 4374-4377. ISSN 0031-9007

Templier, C., Desage, F., Desoyer, J., Hishmeh, G., Cartz, L., Donnelly, S., Vishnyakov, V. and Birtcher, R. (1996) ‘Ion beam amorphization of muscovite micaJournal of Materials Research , 11 (07), pp. 1819-1824. ISSN 0884-2914

Donnelly, S., Birtcher, R. and Templier, C. (1995) ‘The effect of dense and dilute collision cascades on helium bubbles in metalsNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms , 106 (1-4), pp. 583-588. ISSN 0168-583X

Donnelly, S., Birtcher, R., Templier, C. and Vishnyakov, V. (1995) ‘Response of helium bubbles in gold to displacement-cascade damagePhysical Review B , 52 (6), pp. 3970-3975. ISSN 0163-1829

Vishnyakov, V., Donnelly, S. and Carter, G. (1994) ‘Scanning tunnelling microscopy observations of the evolution of small-scale topography on gold surfaces following irradiation with low-energy argon ionsPhilosophical Magazine Part B , 70 (1), pp. 151-157. ISSN 1364-2812

Birtcher, R., Donnelly, S. and Templier, C. (1994) ‘Evolution of helium bubbles in aluminum during heavy-ion irradiationPhysical Review B , 50 (2), pp. 764-769. ISSN 0163-1829

Donnelly, S., Birtcher, R., Templier, C., Valizadeh, R. and Vishnyakov, V. (1994) ‘The Effect of Displacement Cascades on Small Helium Bubbles in Aluminum and GoldMRS Proceedings , 373. ISSN 1946-4274

Valizadeh, R., Colligon, J., Donnelly, S., Faunce, C., Park, D. and Kheyrandish, H. (1994) ‘Composition and Structure of Zirconium Nitride Films Produced by Ion Assisted DepositionMRS Proceedings , 354. ISSN 1946-4274

Donnelly, S., Vishnyakov, V., Taylor, D., Valizadeh, R., Ballard, I. and Goddard, D. (1994) ‘An STM study of the development of surface features on gold under low-energy helium ion bombardmentApplied Surface Science , 74 (1), pp. 81-90. ISSN 0169-4332

Brooks, W., Meyer, E., Donnelly, S., Vishnyakov, V., Valizadeh, R., Templier, C. and Birtcher, R. (1993) ‘An STM study of copper surfaces irradiated with low-energy helium ionsJournal of Nuclear Materials , 206 (1), pp. 107-110. ISSN 0022-3115

Donnelly, S (1993) ‘Scanning tunneling microscopy system for the study of surfaces irradiated with low energy ionsJournal of Vacuum Science & Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures , 11 (2), p. 141. ISSN 0734-211X

Al-Bayati, A., Orrman-Rossiter, K., Armour, D., Van den Berg, J. and Donnelly, S. (1992) ‘Ion beam deposition and in-situ ion beam analysisNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms , 63 (1-2), pp. 109-119. ISSN 0168-583X

Mitchell, D. and Donnelly, S. (1991) ‘A transmission electron microscopy study of the effect of the beta to alpha phase transformation of tin on xenon bubbles formed by ion implantationJournal of Materials Science Letters , 10 (15), pp. 905-907. ISSN 0261-8028

Gordon, J., Armour, D., van den Berg, J., Donnelly, S., Marton, D. and Rabalais, J. (1991) ‘A dual-source low-energy mass-analysed ion beam system for semiconductor epitaxy and novel materials growthNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms , 59-60 (1), pp. 312-315. ISSN 0168-583X

Orrman-Rossiter, K., Al-Bayati, A., Armour, D., Donnelly, S. and van den Berg, J. (1991) ‘Ion beam deposited epitaxial thin silicon filmsNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms , 59-60 (1), pp. 197-202. ISSN 0168-583X

Mitchell, D. and Donnelly, S. (1991) ‘A transmission electron microscopy study of the ???-phase transformation of tinPhilosophical Magazine A , 63 (4), pp. 747-755. ISSN 0141-8610

Mitchell, D., Donnelly, S., Glanvill, S., Miller, P. and Rossouw, C. (1990) ‘A TEM and EDX study of cavities formed in tin by xenon ion implantationNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms , 52 (2), pp. 160-169. ISSN 0168-583X

Orrman-Rossiter, K., Mitchell, D., Donnelly, S., Rossouw, C., Glanvill, S., Miller, P., Al-Bayati, A., van den Berg, J. and Armour, D. (1990) ‘Evidence for competing growth phases in ion-beam-deposited epitaxial silicon filmsPhilosophical Magazine Letters , 61 (6), pp. 311-318. ISSN 0950-0839

Mitchell, D. and Donnelly, S. (1990) ‘A TEM investigation of solid krypton bubbles formed in cobalt by ion implantationRadiation Effects and Defects in Solids , 114 (3), pp. 253-261. ISSN 1042-0150

Mitchell, D., Evans, J. and Donnelly, S. (1990) ‘A transmission electron microscopy study of xenon bubbles in ion-implanted tinPhilosophical Magazine A , 61 (4), pp. 531-542. ISSN 0141-8610

Bailey, P., Donnelly, S., Armour, D. and Matzke, H. (1988) ‘Gas release from pressurized closed pores in nuclear fuelsJournal of Nuclear Materials , 158 (1), pp. 19-24. ISSN 0022-3115

Donnelly, S., Rossouw, C. and Wilson, I. (1986) ‘Defects in room temperature solid inert gasesRadiation Effects , 97 (3-4), pp. 265-272. ISSN 0033-7579

Donnelly, S., Elliman, R., O'Connor, D. and MacDonald, R. (1986) ‘Low energy ion scattering as a probe of neon radiation damage in nickelNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms , 15 (1-6), pp. 130-133. ISSN 0168-583X

Donnelly, S. and Rossouw, C. (1986) ‘Lattice images of inert gas bubbles in aluminiumNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms , 13 (1-3), pp. 485-489. ISSN 0168-583X

Rossouw, C. and Donnelly, S. (1985) ‘Superheating of small solid-argon bubbles in aluminumPhysical Review Letters , 55 (27), pp. 2960-2963. ISSN 0031-9007

Donnelly, S. and Rossouw, C. (1985) ‘Lattice Images of Solid Xenon Precipitates in Aluminum at Room TemperatureScience , 230 (4731), pp. 1272-1273. ISSN 0036-8075

Renier, M., Lucas, A. and Donnelly, S. (1985) ‘A new low-energy ion implanter for bombardment of cylindrical surfacesVacuum , 35 (12), pp. 577-578. ISSN 0042-207X

Rossouw, C., Donnelly, S. and Lynch, D. (1985) ‘Atomic step contrast from forbidden reflectionsUltramicroscopy , 16 (1), pp. 41-46. ISSN 0304-3991

Donnelly, S (1985) ‘The density and pressure of helium in bubbles in implanted metals: A critical reviewRadiation Effects , 90 (1-2), pp. 1-47. ISSN 0033-7579

Barfoot, K., Webb, R. and Donnelly, S. (1984) ‘Particle energy loss spectroscopy and SEM studies of topography development in thin aluminium films implanted with high doses of heliumVacuum , 34 (10-11), pp. 825-829. ISSN 0042-207X

Bailey, P., Donnelly, S., Ingram, D. and Armour, D. (1984) ‘A low energy ion beam system for thermal evolution measurements of damage in ion bombarded single crystalsVacuum , 34 (1-2), pp. 239-244. ISSN 0042-207X

Bodart, F. and Donnelly, S. (1983) ‘Lateral variation measurement of helium concentration in implanted Al foils using a proton microbeamNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research , 218 (1-3), pp. 529-532. ISSN 0167-5087

Donnelly, S., Lucas, A., Lambin, P. and Vigneron, J. (1983) ‘A Possible Mechanism for Electron-Bombardment-Induced Loop Punching in Helium-Implanted MaterialsPhysica Status Solidi (a) , 79 (2), pp. 543-548. ISSN 0031-8965

Lucas, A., Vigneron, J., Donnelly, S. and Rife, J. (1983) ‘Theoretical interpretation of the vacuum ultraviolet reflectance of liquid helium and of the absorption spectra of helium microbubbles in aluminumPhysical Review B , 28 (5), pp. 2485-2496. ISSN 0163-1829

Donnelly, S., Lucas, A. and Rife, J. (1983) ‘Vacuum ultraviolet fluorescence of helium in bubbles in aluminum and tinApplied Physics Letters , 43 (1), pp. 35-37. ISSN 0003-6951

Donnelly, S., Renier, M., Lucas, A. and Whitlow, H. (1983) ‘Lateral stress-induced blistering of aluminium films under helium irradiationJournal of Nuclear Materials , 115 (2-3), pp. 347-349. ISSN 0022-3115

Lucas, A., Donnelly, S., Vigneron, J. and Rife, J. (1983) ‘Vacuum ultraviolet spectroscopy of high-pressure helium microbubbles in metalsSurface Science , 126 (1-3), pp. 66-79. ISSN 0039-6028

Donnelly, S., Lucas, A., Vigneron, J. and Rife, J. (1983) ‘The density of helium in bubbles in implanted materials: Results from VUV absorption and eel spectroscopyRadiation Effects , 78 (1-4), pp. 337-347. ISSN 0033-7579

Lucas, A., Vigneron, J., Lambin, P., Donnelly, S. and Rife, J. (1983) ‘The density of helium in bubbles in implanted materials: Theoretical interpretation of VUV absorption and EELS spectroscopyRadiation Effects , 78 (1-4), pp. 349-362. ISSN 0033-7579

Donnelly, S., Bodart, F., Barfoot, K., Werz, R. and Webb, R. (1982) ‘Helium ion bombardment of thin aluminium filmsThin Solid Films , 94 (4), pp. 289-305. ISSN 0040-6090

Barfoot, K., Donnelly, S., Werz, R. and Rietveld, P. (1982) ‘Anomalous energy loss distributions of alpha particles in heavily implanted thin aluminium filmsRadiation Effects , 60 (1-4), pp. 241-244. ISSN 0033-7579

Van Swijgenhoven, H., Knuyt, G., Stals, L. and Donnelly, S. (1982) ‘Helium bubbles in an amorphous Fe?Ni?Mo?B alloyScripta Metallurgica , 16 (1), pp. 11-14. ISSN 0036-9748

Donnelly, S., Rife, J., Gilles, J. and Lucas, A. (1981) ‘The Use of Ion Accelerators and Synchrotron Radiation to Study the Interaction of Helium with MetalsIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science , 28 (2), pp. 1820-1823. ISSN 0018-9499

Rife, J., Donnelly, S., Lucas, A., Gilles, J. and Ritsko, J. (1981) ‘Optical Absorption and Electron-Energy-Loss Spectra of Helium Microbubbles in AluminumPhysical Review Letters , 46 (18), pp. 1220-1223. ISSN 0031-9007

Khonde, K., Darville, J., Donnelly, S. and Gilles, J. (1980) ‘LEED-Auger study of the interaction of ethylene and hydrogen with Al(100)Applications of Surface Science , 6 (3-4), pp. 297-308. ISSN 0378-5963

Donnelly, S., Rife, J., Gilles, J. and Lucas, A. (1980) ‘Optical measurements of the density of helium in small bubbles in aluminium filmsJournal of Nuclear Materials , 93-94 (2), pp. 767-772. ISSN 0022-3115

Carter, G., Armour, D., Donnelly, S., Ingram, D. and Webb, R. (1980) ‘The injection of inert gas ions into solids: Their trapping and escapeRadiation Effects , 53 (3-4), pp. 143-173. ISSN 0033-7579

Ingram, D., Donnelly, S., Webb, R. and Armour, D. (1979) ‘On the difficulties in interpreting thermal evolution spectraVacuum , 29 (8-9), pp. 303-307. ISSN 0042-207X

Donnelly, S., Ingram, D. and Armour, D. (1979) ‘An experimental study of the trapping and release of krypton in nickelRadiation Effects , 42 (3-4), pp. 179-184. ISSN 0033-7579

Farrell, G. and Donnelly, S. (1978) ‘Thermal desorption and bombardment-induced release of deuterium implanted into stainless steels at low energyJournal of Nuclear Materials , 76-77, pp. 322-327. ISSN 0022-3115

Donnelly, S (1978) ‘A thermal evolution study of the trapping and release of inert gases in nickelVacuum , 28 (4), pp. 163-171. ISSN 0042-207X

Donnelly, S. and Ingram, D. (1978) ‘Thermal evolution of gas from a solid following detrapping and diffusion during a linear tempering scheduleVacuum , 28 (2), pp. 69-72. ISSN 0042-207X

Carter, G., Armour, D., Donnelly, S. and Webb, R. (1978) ‘Energy spike generation and quenching processesin ion bombardment induced amorphizationof solidsRadiation Effects , 36 (1-2), pp. 1-13. ISSN 0033-7579

Webb, R., Donnelly, S. and Armour, D. (1977) ‘The effect of vacuum system time constants on thermal desorption spectraVacuum , 27 (9), pp. 559-563. ISSN 0042-207X

Donnelly, S., Whitmell, D. and Nelson, R. (1977) ‘A new technique for the measurement of implanted He profiles in nickelRadiation Effects , 33 (3), pp. 145-148. ISSN 0033-7579

Donnelly, S. and Armour, D. (1977) ‘Diffusive release of gas from a solid in the presence of traps using a linear tempering scheduleVacuum , 27 (1), pp. 21-25. ISSN 0042-207X

Book

Donnelly, S. and Evans, J. (1991) Fundamental Aspects of Inert Gases in Metals . New York: Springer. ISBN 9780306440519

Book Section

Hanif, I., Hinks, J. and Donnelly, S. (2013) ‘Transmission Electron Microscopy of Amorphisation and Recrystallisation of Silicon Nanowires under in situ Ion Irradiation’. In: Proceedings of Computing and Engineering Annual Researchers' Conference 2013 : CEARC'13. Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield. p. 231. ISBN 9781862181212

Donnelly, S (2006) ‘Some solved and unsolved problems in transmission electron microscopy studies of radiation damage in solids’. In: Solved and Unsolved Problems in Ion Beam Science. : Matematisk-Fysiske Meddelelser. pp. 329-355. ISBN 9788773043301

Donnelly, S., Birtcher, R. and Nordlund, K. (2005) ‘Single ion induced spike effects on thin metal films: observation and simulation’. In: Engineering thin films and nanostructures with ion beams. : Taylor & Francis. pp. 7-78. ISBN 9781420028294

Hatzopoulos, N., Suder, S., Van den Berg, J., Panknin, D., Fukarek, W., Donnelly, S., Cook, C., Armour, D., Lucassen, M., Frey, I., Foad, M., England, J., Moffatt, S., Bailey, P., Noakes, T. and Ohno, H. (1997) ‘Range and damage distributions in ultra-low energy boron implantation into silicon’. In: Ion implantation technology--96: proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Ion Implantation Technology. : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. pp. 527-530. ISBN 9780780332898

Esteem

Membership of external bodies:

  • Member of EPSRC Peer Review College.
  • Member of the scientific committee of the French EMIR network;
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the IVEM / Ion Accelerator Facility at Argonne National Laboratory, USA;
  • Chair of the Steering Committee of SuperSTEM, the UK National Facility for Aberration- Corrected STEM; 
  • Participates in strategic evaluations of French higher educational institutions for HCERES – formerly AERES; 
  • Reviewer of programmes and Universities for the Saudi-Arabian National Commission for Assessment and Academic Accreditation (NCAAA);
  • Alumnus (2010) of the Top Management Programme (TMP) which is the flagship programme of the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education in the UK aimed at developing strategic leaders in higher education. 

Reviewer for a number of journals including:

  • Journal of Applied Physics
  • Applied Physics Letters
  • Philosophical Magazine
  • Philosophical Magazine Letters
  • Nuclear Instruments and Methods
  • Journal of Nuclear Materials
  • European Journal of Physics
  • Nanotechnology

Currently supervising 5 postdoctoral researchers and 3 PhD students

Research Degree Supervision

General research supervision areas:

PhD projects are available in the general area of the use of electron microscopy in materials science and engineering.

We have specific projects available on the following topics:

  • The interaction of ion beams with nanostructures;
  • The simulation of neutron irradiation effects in nuclear materials using ion beams;
  • Radiation damage in semiconductors;
  • Engineering projects concerned with the design and construction of novel specimen holders for electron microscopy.

Please contact us if you are interested in any of these topics or to discuss other possible projects involving electron microscopy and/or ion beams.

Fully funded PhD Studentships

Please visit: www.hud.ac.uk/emma/researchdegreeopportunities/ for details

Current opportunities

Studentship - In situ transmission electron microscopy studies of low-energy helium implantation of tungsten

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