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Arvind Raman and Mick Phillips at LENS
We were very happy to have Dr. Mick Phillips from Asylum Research and Dr. Arvind Raman from Purdue University with us at LENS for two days after the end of the workshop!
Atomic Force Microscopy Workshop
The first Atomic Force Microscopy workshop in the GCC region was completed successfully! The workshop included lectures by experts in the field of AFM, such as Dr. Arvind Raman from Purdue University, Dr. Jason Cleveland, Dr. Mick Phillips and Dr. Chris Mulcahy from Asylum Research, Dr. Neil Wilson from the University of Warwick and Dr. Matteo Chiesa, Dr. Sergio Santos and Karim Gadelrab from Masdar Institute.
Equipment demonstrations were also given at the LENS lab by Dr. Jason Cleveland and Dr. Mick Phillips from Asylum Research. and further lectures and tutorials by Dr. Chris Mulcahy from Asylum Research. A poster session was also held and a prize was awarded to the best poster by the Royal Society of Chemistry!
Ricardo Garcia visits LENS!
Another very special guest visited the LENS: Prof. Ricardo Garcia (CSIC, Spain). Prof. Garcia gave a very interesting talk entitled :"Advances in three dimensional imaging, quantitative mapping and device fabrication by atomic force microscopy".
Franz Gießibl visits LENS!
This week, a very special guest visited our lab and gave a very exciting talk in MI. Prof. Franz Giessibl from University of Regensburg! His talk was about sub-atomic resolution using frequency modulation AFM. He was discussing different orbitals probed with AFM (Yes orbitals, he has, by far, superseded the complexity of observing atoms with AFM). He even observed spin variations with disturbances in the amplitude of about a picometer. Anyway, what was demonstrated is simply magical!
4th Multifrequency AFM conference - Madrid
The LENS group presented some of the ongoing research work conducted in the field of nanoscale surface characterization using atomic force microscopy in the 4th Multifrequency AFM conference.
Read all about it in our Blog
LENS Beam Down facility featured on BBC report
BBC fast track reports on Masdar and interviews LENS faculty Dr. Amal Al Ghaferi. LENS students Ragini Kalapatapu and Abdul Qadir give a short introduction on the Beam Down Solar Thermal Concentartor.
Click here to watch the report.
Collaboration with UPC - Polytechnic University of Catalonia featured in local newspaper
Regió 7, a local newspaper from Manresa in Spain's Barcelona county featured an article on the collaborations between Sergio Santos and Matteo Chiesa from LENS and Josep Font and Victor Barcons from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. The article describes their work on Atomic Force Microscopy and focuses on one of their latest studies which reveals how energy is transferred in interactions between atoms, and could help understand and prevent overheating of equipment.
The feature coincides with Josep Font's visit to LENS.
Left to right: Sergio Santos, Matteo Chiesa and Josep Font
We made front cover!
A figure from our paper "How localized are energy dissipation processes in nanoscale interactions?" published in Nanotechnology 22 345401, is featured and has made front cover for the Nanotechnology Highlights 2011 issue!
Featured on Nanotechweb.org!
Two of our papers “Measuring the true height of water films on surfaces” and “How localized are energy dissipation processes in nanoscale interactions?“ are featured on Nanotechweb.org!