- Ingmar obtained his senior teaching qualification from the department of physics.
- Publication in New Journal of Physics! We investigated how the band gap of well-defined graphene nanoribbonds is affected by lateral bending of the ribbon.
- Gaetano Calogero joined the group as an exchange student from the University of Catania. Welcome Gaetano!
- Publication in Physical Review Letters! We showed that contrast in AFM images cannot always be interpreted as being due to a chemical bond.
- Publication in Science! Together with reseachers from Antwerp and the TU Delft, we unraveled the geometric structure of atomically coherent quantum dot supercrystals.
- Master student Peter Jacobse was awarded a PhD position within the framework of the Debye graduate program. Congratulation Peter! Publication in ACS Nano In this article we show that sample corrugation affects the apparent bond lengths as measured using atomic force microscopy with molecule terminated tips. Two factors contribute: tip relaxations and a non-symmetric background force acting on the tip. This limits the achievable accuracy in normal-mode AFM.
- FOM vrij progamma granted FOM granted funding for our collaborative research project entitled: Designing Dirac carriers in semiconductor honeycomb superlattices. Total value of the grant: 2.3M€
- Joost van der Lit wins first poster prize
PhD student Joost van der Lit won the first poster prize
of the 1st French-German Summer school on non-contact atomic force microscopy! Congratulations Joost!
- Publication in Nature communications! We studied how contacting atomically well-defined graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) affects electron transport through these materials. We find that electron-phonon coupling can be supressed without affecting the electronic structure of the (GNRs).
- PhD student Jaco Geuchies wins a posterprize at the materials science meeting of the Netherlands Association for Microscopy (NVvM). Congratulations Jaco!
- Nadine van der Heijden and Jaco Geuchies joined the group as PhD students. Welcome to both of them!
- Marlou Slot joined the group for 2 months as an exchange student from RWTH Aachen.
- Publication in J. Am. Chem. Soc. We studied a chemical reaction on the single molecule level. A metal-ligand complex was created step-by-step using atomic scale manipulation based on STM. STM and AFM characterization of the geometric and electronic structure of reactants and products provide a direct visualization of a basic quantum mechanical model: the linear combination of atomic orbitals model.
- Kiane de Kleijne finished her B.Sc. project in the group.
- M.Sc student Jaco geuchies wins the first poster prize at the yearly PAC symposium. Congratulations Jaco! (Available in Dutch only)