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Jurek (Jerzy) Sadowski

Materials Scientist, Interface Science and Catalysis Group, Center for Functional Nanomaterials

Jurek (Jerzy) Sadowski

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Center for Functional Nanomaterials
Bldg. 735, Room 2044
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-8077

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  • Low-Energy Electron Microscopy (LEEM)
  • X-ray Photoemission Electron Microscopy (XPEEM)
  • Surface and interface science, thin film growth, surface morphology and crystallinity, surface chemistry and electronic structure, catalytic properties
  • 2D van der Waals materials, thin films and heterostructures
  • Elemental 2D materials – graphene and beyond

Research Activities

Our research is focused on utilizing the suite of spectro-microscopy tools at CFN and NSLS-II to elucidation of the crystalline structure, electronic, chemical and magnetic properties of 2D van der Waals materials (graphene, dichalcogenides) and their heterostructures.


  • M.S.: Nicolas Copernicus University, Torun, Poland
  • PhD: Institute of Electron Technology, Warsaw, Poland
    • Dissertation Title: Defining crystallization mechanisms  in MBE process of three-component compounds Cd1-xAxTe (A = ZN, Mn, Hg)

Professional Appointments

Associate Professor, Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

  • Research:  Real-time microscopy of the nucleation and growth of thin films

Selected Publications

  • Li J, Green RJ, Zhang Z, Sutarto R, Sadowski JT, Zhu Z, Zhang G, Zhou D, Sun Y, He F, Ramanathan S, Comin R (2021) Sudden Collapse of Magnetic Order in Oxygen-Deficient Nickelate Films. Physical Review Letters. doi: 10.1103/physrevlett.126.187602
  • Yilmaz T, Tong X, Dai Z, Sadowski JT, Schwier EF, Shimada K, Hwang S, Kisslinger K, Kaznatcheev K, Vescovo E, Sinkovic B (2021) Emergent flat band electronic structure in a VSe2/Bi2Se3 heterostructure. Communications Materials. doi: 10.1038/s43246-020-00115-w
  • Li Z, Dolocan A, Morales-Collazo O, Sadowski JT, Celio H, Chrostowski R, Brennecke JF, Mangolini F (2020) Lubrication Mechanism of Phosphonium Phosphate Ionic Liquid in Nanoscale Single-Asperity Sliding Contacts. Advanced Materials Interfaces 7:2000426. doi: 10.1002/admi.202000426
  • Dai Z, Yu J-X, Zhou B, A Tenney S, Lampen-Kelley P, Yan J, Mandrus D, A Henriksen E, Zang J, Pohl K, Sadowski JT (2020) Crystal structure reconstruction in the surface monolayer of the quantum spin liquid candidate α-RuCl3. 2D Materials 7:035004. doi: 10.1088/2053-1583/ab7e0e
  • Shahsafi A, Roney P, Zhou Y, Zhang Z, Xiao Y, Wan C, Wambold R, Salman J, Yu Z, Li J, Sadowski JT, Comin R, Ramanathan S, Kats MA (2019) Temperature-independent thermal radiation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116:26402–26406. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1911244116
  • Li J, Pelliciari J, Mazzoli C, Catalano S, Simmons F, Sadowski JT, Levitan A, Gibert M, Carlson E, Triscone J-M, Wilkins S, Comin R (2019) Scale-invariant magnetic textures in the strongly correlated oxide NdNiO3. Nature Communications. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-12502-0
  • Lin Y, Chen G, Sadowski JT, Li Y, Tenney SA, Dadap JI, Hybertsen MS, Osgood RM (2019) Observation of intercalation-driven zone folding in quasi-free-standing graphene energy bands. Physical Review B. doi: 10.1103/physrevb.99.035428
  • Jin W, Vishwanath S, Liu J, Kong L, Lou R, Dai Z, Sadowski JT, Liu X, Lien H-H, Chaney A, Han Y, Cao M, Ma J, Qian T, Wang S, Dobrowolska M, Furdyna J, Muller DA, Pohl K, Ding H, Dadap JI, Xing HG, Osgood RM (2017) Electronic Structure of the Metastable Epitaxial Rock-Salt SnSe {111} Topological Crystalline Insulator. Physical Review X. doi: 10.1103/physrevx.7.041020
  • Camilli L, Jørgensen JH, Tersoff J, Stoot AC, Balog R, Cassidy A, Sadowski JT, Bøggild P, Hornekær L (2017) Self-assembly of ordered graphene nanodot arrays. Nature Communications. doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-00042-4
  • Sitaputra W, Stacchiola D, Wishart JF, Wang F, Sadowski JT (2017) In Situ Probing of Ion Ordering at an Electrified Ionic Liquid/Au Interface. Advanced Materials 29:1606357. doi: 10.1002/adma.201606357

Research Highlights

Physicists Find a Novel Way to Switch Antiferromagnetism On and Off

Temperature-Independent Thermal Radiation

 Scale-invariant Magnetic Textures in the Strongly Correlated Oxide NdNiO3

 Excitation using the Fold: Tailored Optical Excitation in Graphene by Spatially Periodic Intercalants

 In-Situ Probing of Ion Ordering at Electrified Ionic Liquid/Au Interface

Featured Video

  • Facilities for Fabrication and Characterization of 2D Materials at the CFN

    April 30, 2020

    Jerzy Sadowski, a staff scientist from the Center for Functional 'Nanomaterials' (CFN) at Brookhaven National Laboratory will discuss "Facilities for Fabrication and Characterization of 2D Materials at the CFN." Sadowski's presentation on "2D Quantum Materials: Emerging Phenomena, Device Fabrication and Applications" will be presented during the 2020 NSLS-II & CFN Virtual Users' Meeting, Workshop 3.

Facilities for Fabrication and Characterization of 2D Materials at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, "2D Quantum Materials: Emerging Phenomena, Device Fabrication and Applications," (2020).

Jurek (Jerzy) Sadowski

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Center for Functional Nanomaterials
Bldg. 735, Room 2044
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-8077

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