Our research is centered on Nanomanipulation, Self-assembly, SPM development, NanoBioScience, Nanogeology, NanoTribology and NanoBioInformatics.
Article - 21 Jan 2008
This article investigates the materials testing methods of Nanoindentation, Sclerometry and Nanoscratching.
News - 11 Sep 2018
Friction image of an epitaxial film of the oxide ceramic LMSO. Alternating high (orange) and low friction (blue) on adjacent film terraces reveals differences in surface chemistry. Scan size 3...
News - 9 Nov 2012
A study published by Andrea Vanossi, Nicola Manini and Erio Tosatti - three SISSA researchers - in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) provides a new tool to better understand how...
Article - 4 Oct 2018
The cost of everyday wear and tear caused by friction is high, costing almost one-fourth of the total energy consumption of the world for one year.
Article - 29 Jun 2016
The atomic force microscope (AFM) is a crucial tool to analyze single-asperity contacts and their structural and tribological characteristics, such as topography, wear, adhesion, and friction.
Article - 18 Dec 2017
Tribology is the study of interacting surfaces in motion and the measurement of properties such as friction, wear and abrasion. When designing nanoscale devices the consideration of tribology is...
News - 27 Nov 2007
The day to day activities of The Interface Physics group from Leiden University includes them using various types of Scanning Probe Microscopy to investigate the structure and dynamic behavior...
The recent emergence and proliferation of proximal probes, e.g. SPM and AFM, and computational techniques for simulating tip-surface interactions has enabled the systematic investigation of...
Article - 16 Jun 2016
RHK talk to Prof. Rob Carpick, professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania and a long time RHK microscope and controller user, about the new R9 controller that is being used...