The Interface Physics group uses various types of Scanning Probe Microscopy, Surface X-Ray Diffraction, and other techniques to investigate the structure and dynamic behavior of surfaces and interfaces. Most of the special-purpose instruments used in this research are home-built. Topics that we are working on at present include catalysis, nanotribology, deposition of graphene and other thin films,and nanobiology. Click on any of the items below to find out more. Click here to get a general introduction into Scanning Probe Microscopy.
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- Joost Frenken appointed as director of ARCNL
- As of January 1st 2014, Joost Frenken will be the director of a new scientific research center. This research facility focuses on physical and chemical processes that are crucial to extreme UV lithography. This new research center, ARCNL, is a collaboration between ASML, FOM, NWO and the two universities in Amsterdam (University of Amsterdam and the VU). News item on university website (Dutch)
Publ. 07-11-2013 17:30
- Dutch Ig Nobel Night on September 14th
- On saturday 14th of September, two days after the official Ig Nobel ceremony, an official sattelite event takes place in the 'Stadsgehoorzaal' in Leiden. During this event, scientific journalists Maarten Keulemans (Volkskrant), Ellen de Bruin (NRC Handelsblad) en Kees Moeliker (European Bureau van Impropable Research) will give their comment on the winning Ig Nobel research projects. In the next few weeks, more information will be available. Event details
Publ. 25-08-2013 17:17