Constantinos Stoumpos

Constantinos Stoumpos

  • Postdoctoral Appointee
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Costas joined the Materials Science Division of Argonne National Laboratory in January 2012. His research project involves synthesis and crystal growth of wide bandgap heavy metal semiconductors for high energy (γ-rays) radiation detection applications. Chalcochalide compounds of the heavy p-block elements are a suitable class of materials for this goal since it integrates the wide bandgap properties of halides with the mechanical stability of the chalcogenides into one solid. From this broad collection of compounds, the most promising ones will be selected for growth based on their bandgap and density, which are the critical parameters for evaluating the resolution and the sensitivity of detector devices, respectively. Bridgman, vapor transport or flux growth methods will be employed for making large high-purity single-crystals of the compounds based on their thermal behavior profile. Costas completed his B.Sc. (2006) and Ph. D. (2009) degrees in the University of Patras, the latter under the supervision of Spyros P. Perlepes working on coordination chemistry of 3d-metals aiming to prepare and characterize new compounds that display Single-Molecule Magnet (SMM) behavior and to study the supramolecular aspects of molecular nanomagnets (MNMs). In February 2010 he joined the group of Mercouri G. Kanatzidis at Northwestern University as a postdoctoral fellow working on the synthesis of p-block halide perovskites for near-IR optical applications studying their photoluminescence (PL) and Non-Linear Optical properties (NLO).

Selected Publications

C.C. Stoumpos, R. Inglis, O. Roubeau, Η. Sartzi, Α. Α. Kitos, C. J. Milios, G. Aromi, A. J. Tasiopoulos, V. Nastopoulos, E. K. Brechin, S. P. Perlepes, Rare Oxidation-State Combinations and Unusual Structural Motifs in Hexanuclear Mn Complexes Using 2-Pyridyloximate Ligands. Inorg. Chem. 49 [10] 4388-4390 (2010)   [doi]

H. Sartzi, G. S. Papaefstathiou V. Psycharis, A. Escuer, S. P. Perlepes, C.C. Stoumpos, Halo and azido copper(II) coordination polymers featuring the gem-diolate forms of di-2-pyridyl ketone. (Special Issue dedicated to young investigators) Polyhedron 29 [1] 100-109 (2010)  [doi]

T. C. Stamatatos, C. G. Efthymiou, C. C. Stoumpos, S. P. Perlepes, Adventures in the Coordination Chemistry of Di-2-pyridyl Ketone and Related Ligands: From High-Spin Molecules and Single-Molecule Magnets to Coordination Polymers, and from Structural Aesthetics to an Exciting New Reactivity. (Microreview) Chemistry of Coordinated Ligands. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. [29] (2009) 3361-3391   [doi]

C. C. Stoumpos, R. Inglis, G. Karotsis, L. F. Jones, A. Collins, S. Parsons, C. J. Milios, G. S. Papaefstathiou, E. K. Brechin, Supramolecular Entanglement from Interlocked Molecular Nanomagnets. Cryst. Growth Des. 9 [1] 24-27 (2009)   [doi]

T. C. Stamatatos, D. Foguet-Albiol, S.-C. Lee, C. C. Stoumpos, C. P. Raptopoulou, A. Terzis, W. Wernsdorfer, S. O. Hill, S. P. Perlepes, G. Christou, “Switching On” the Properties of Single-Molecule Magnetism in Triangular Mn(III) Complexes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 129 [30] 9484-9499 (2007)  [doi]

T. C. Stamatatos, D. Foguet-Albiol, C. C. Stoumpos, C. P. Raptopoulou, A. Terzis, W. Wernsdorfer, S. P. Perlepes, G. Christou, Initial Example of a Triangular Single-Molecule Magnet from Ligand-Induced Structural Distortion of a [Mn3O]7+ Complex. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 127 [44] 15380-15381 (2005)  [doi]