Neal D. Shinn

Neal D. Shinn

Director, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies

Phone: 505-844-5457
Fax: 505-284-7778

P. O. Box 5800, MS-1315
Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, NM 87185-1315



Education and Training

Undergraduate: Pennsylvania State University, B.S., 1978
Graduate: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D., 1983


In addition to being the CINT Director, Dr. Shinn conducts collaborative research on the physics of surfaces and bi-metallic interfaces using high-resolution photoelectron spectroscopy.  His previous research activities include the development and use of acoustic wave damping techniques to study the viscoelastic properties of self-assembled molecular monolayers, and the determination of reaction intermediates on solid surfaces using vibrational and electronic spectroscopies in conjunction with thermal, electron and photon stimulated desorption.

Selected Publications:

  • Core-level shifts at the Pt/W(110) monolayer bimetallic interface, D. M. Riffe, N. D. Shinn, B. Kim, K. J. Kim, T.-H. Kang, Surf. Sci. 603, 3431 (2009).
  • Core-level spectroscopy of the Pd/W(110) interface; Evidence of long-range Pd-island-W interactions at submonolayer Pd coverages, D. M. Riffe, N. D. Shinn, B. Kim, K. J. Kim, T.-H. Kang, Surf. Sci. 603, 1070 (2009).
  • Core-level spectroscopy of the Ni/W(110) interface; Correlation of W interfacial core-level shifts with first-layer Ni phases, D. M. Riffe, R. T. Franckowiak, N. D. Shinn, B. Kim, K. J. Kim, T.-H. Kang, Surf. Sci. 602, 2039 (2008).
  • Structure-dependent viscoelastic properties of C9-alkanethiol monolayers, N. D. Shinn, T. M. Mayer, T. A. Michalske, Tribology Letters 7, 67 (1999).
  • Stimulated desorption from CO chemisorbed on Cr(110); Sensitivity to bonding changes,
    N. D. Shinn, T. E. Madey, in Desorption Induced by Electronic Transitions III, Springer-Verlag, NY
    (R. H. Stulen, M. L. Knotek, eds.) 1988.