Background and activities
Applied nonequilibrium statistical mechanics
Theory and modelling -- tribology, surface science, transport properties, nonlinear dynamics, condensed matter
- molecules and nanoscale objects on surfaces, especially in the context of friction, and
- gases and liquids of various levels of complexity.
We employ computational as well as analytical methods to solve applied and fundamental problems. We collaborate with experimental as well as theoretical researchers from a wide variety of fields, ranging from chemical engineering to mathematical physics. More details below.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
Displaying a selection of activities. See all publications in the database
- (2018) Friction Fluctuations of Gold Nanoparticles in the Superlubric Regime. Nanotechnology. vol. 29 (15).
- (2018) Atomic-scale sliding friction on a contaminated surface. Nanoscale. vol. 10 (14).
- (2017) How square ice helps lubrication. Physical Review B. vol. 96 (16).
- (2016) Preface to the special section on nano- and mesoscale friction. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter.
- (2016) Effects of molecule anchoring and dispersion on nanoscopic friction under electrochemical control. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter. vol. 28 (10).
- (2016) Nanoscience: Flexible graphene strengthens friction. Nature. vol. 539.
- (2016) Emergent friction in two-dimensional Frenkel-Kontorova models. Physical review. E. vol. 94 (2).
- (2016) Imaging high-speed friction at the nanometer scale. Nature Communications. vol. 7.
- (2016) Collective superlubricity of graphene flakes. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter. vol. 28 (13).