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Marian Tzolov

Dr. Marian Tzolov

138A East Campus Science Center
(570) 484-3998

Courses Most Commonly Taught

  • Electronics
  • Introductory Physics,
  • Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics
  • Modern Optoelectronics

Areas of Expertise

  • Solid State Spectroscopy
  • Solar Cells
  • Polymer Light-Emitting Devices
  • Plasma Deposition Processes


  • PhD in Physics, Bulgarian Academy of Science

Courses Developed

  • Modern Optoelectronics

Professional Publications

Raudabaugh, D. B., Tzolov, M. B., Calabrese, J. P. & Overton, B. E. (2013).Synthesis of silver nanoparticles by a Bryophilous Rhizoctonia species. Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology 3, 2:201.

G.E. Fernandes, M.B. Tzolov, J.H. Kim, Z. Liu, and J.M. Xu (2010) “Infrared Photoresponses from PbS filled multiwalled carbon nanotubes” Journal of Physical Chemistry C 114, 22703-22709.

M. Tzolov, T.F. Kuo, D.A. Straus, A.J. Yin, and J. Xu (2007) “Carbon nanotube-silicon heterojunction arrays and infrared photocurrent responses” Journal of Physical Chemistry C 111 (15) 580-5804.

M. Tzolov, B. Chang, A. Yin, D. Straus, and J.M. Xu (2004): “Electronic Transport in a Controllably Grown Carbon Nanotube-Silicon Heterojunction Array”, Physical Review Letters, 92, 075505. (selected for the March 8, 2004 issue of Virtual Journ. Nanoscale Science & Technology)

M. Tzolov, V.P. Koch, W. Bruetting, and M. Schwoerer (2000): “Optical characterization of chemically doped thin films of poly (p-phenylene vinylene)”, Synthetic Metals 109, 85-89.

M.Tzolov, N. Tzenov, D. Dimova-Malinovska, M. Kalitzova, C. Pizzuto, G. Vitali, G. Zollo and I. Ivanov (2000): “Vibrational properties and structure of undoped and Al-doped ZnO films deposited by RF magnetron sputtering”, Thin solid films 379,  28-36.

M. Tzolov, F. Finger, R. Carius and P. Hapke (1997): “Optical and transport studies on thin microcrystalline silicon films prepared by very high frequency glow discharge for solar cell applications”, J. Appl. Physics 81, 7376.

M.Tzolov, N.Tzenov, D.Dimova-Malinovska and D.Yankov  (1993): “Surface enhanced Raman scattering of amorphous silicon-carbon films”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 2396-2398.

M.Tzolov, N.Tzenov and D.Dimova-Malinovska  (1993): “Influence of the alloying on the vibrational properties of amorphous silicon in the frequency range 200-450 cm-1 ”, J. Appl. Phys. 74, 2731-2735.

M.Tzolov and M.Iliev (1992): “Raman scattering from monoalkali (Na-Sb and K-Sb), bialkali (Na-K-Sb) and multialkali (Na-K-Sb-Cs) photocathodes”, Thin solid films 213, 99-102.

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