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Indiana University Bloomington

Larry L. Kesmodel

Larry L. Kesmodel Professor
Condensed Matter (Experimental)

B.S., California Institute of Technology, 1969.
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1974.
Postdoctoral positions: University of California at Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

Phone: Swain West 161 (812)855-0776
Email: lkesmode at

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Current research focuses on surface physics, chemisorption and catalysis and the electron spectroscopy of surfaces. Much of our recent activity has focused on structural and vibrational analysis of surfaces using high resolution electron energy loss spectroscopy, in conjunction with other analytical techniques. Recent topics have included the investigation of polymer films, plasma treatment of polymer surfaces and the thermal evolution of acetylene overlayers on palladium surfaces. Electrospun nanofibers are also being studied.

Selected Publications

  • Recent Studies of Insulating Polymers with High-Resolution Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy, L. L. Kesmodel, J. Electron Spectrosc. Relat. Phenom. 121, 75 (2001).
  • Thermal Evolution of Acetylene Overlayers on Pd(111), I. Jungwirthova and L. L. Kesmodel, J. Phys. Chem. B 105, 674 (2001).
  • High-Resolution Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy of Polymer Surfaces, L. L. Kesmodel, S. Wild and G. Apai, Surface Science 429, L475 (1999).