Visualizing the Nanoworld

The nanometer-scale mechanical, physical, and chemical properties of surfaces and interfaces explored by atomic force microscopy-based techniques

Schematics AFM

What we do

The properties of materials are determined by the nature of the interactions between the atoms that form the material. Site-specific measurements of surface forces help us to understand their atomistic origins and, ultimately, to tailor them within certain limits. Our group specializes in applying advanced atomic force microscopy-based techniques, which are continuously further developed in our lab, to quantify and map surface forces, interaction energies, and other parameters such as tunneling currents with high resolution. Current projects address problems in surface physics, catalysis, and nanotribology.

We are part of the NSF-MRSEC sponsored Yale Center for Research on Interface Structures and Phenomena (CRISP).

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Last modified: July 27, 2011

Yale University
Yale Engineering and Applied Science
Center for Research on Interface Structures and Phenomena