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Tristan de Boer BSc, MSc

PhD Student


  • University of Saskatchewan
    Saskatoon, SK
    Ph.D. Physics (Started Sept. 2013) 
  • Dalhousie University
    Halifax, NS
    M.Sc. Physics (2011)
  • Acadia University
    Wolfville, NS
    B.Sc. H. Physics (2008)

Research Projects

I am currently studying several novel semiconductor systems using various synchrotron-based techniques, including X-ray absorption and emission spectroscopy. Recently, this has included materials used in phosphor-conversion based LEDs, transition and post-transition metal oxides and semiconductor nitride systems. This work has lead to the development of new capabilities, including a technique to measure depth profiles of defects in semiconductors via X-ray excited optical luminescence.  [Abstract] This work has been featured by the Canadian Light Source.


  • 1st place in student poster competition at the 19th Canadian Semiconductor Science and Technology Conference (2019) [Link, Abstract]


  1. Oxygen Vacancy Induced Structural Distortions in Black Titania‐A Unique Approach using Soft X‐Ray EXAFS at the O K‐Edge
    Brett Leedahl, Tristan de BoerXiaotao Yuan, and Alexander Moewes, 
    Chem. Eur. J 25, 3272-3278 (2019).
    This work was featured in a frontispiece
  2. Bandgap and Electronic Structure Determination of Oxygen-Containing Ammonothermal InN: Experiment and Theory
    M. Ruhul Amin, Tristan de Boer, Peter Becker, Jan Hertrampf, Rainer Niewa, and Alexander Moewes
    J. Phys. Chem. C 123, 8943-8950 (2019).
  3. Luminescence of an Oxonitridoberyllate: A Study of Narrow-Band Cyan-Emitting Sr[Be6ON4]:Eu2+
    Philipp Strobel, Tristan de Boer, Volker Weiler, Peter J. Schmidt, Alexander Moewes, and Wolfgang Schnick
    Chem. Mater., 30 (9), 3122–3130 (2018).
  4. Tuning Electronic Structure of Graphene through Nitrogen doping: Experiment and Theory
    N. Ketabi, T. de Boer, M. Karakay, J. Zhu, A. Podila, A.M. Rao, E.Z. Kurmaev, and A. Moewes, RSC Adv.,6, 56721-56727 (2016).
  5. Band Gap and electronic structure of cubic, rhombohedral, and orthorhombic In2O3 polymorphs: Experiment and theory
    T. de Boer, M.F. Bekheet, A. Gurlo, R. Riedel, and A. Moewes, Phys. Rev. B 93, 155205 (2016).
  6. Band Gap and Electronic Structure of MgSiN2 Determined Using soft X-ray Spectroscopy
    T. de Boer, T.D. Boyko, C. Braun, W. Schnick, and A. Moewes, Phys. Status Solidi Rapid Res. Lett. 9 (4), 250-254 (2015). 
  7. Observation of a Blue Shift in the Optical Response at the Fundamental Band Gap in GaMnAs 
    T. de Boer, A. Gamouras, S. March, V. Novak and K. Hall, Phys. Rev. B, (85), 033202 (2012).
  8. Measurement of Coherence Decay in GaMnAs Using Femtosecond Four-wave Mixing
    Webber, D., de Boer T., Yildirim, M., March, S., Mathew, R., Gamouras, A., et al. J. Vis. Exp., (82), e51094 (2013).