News Archive

(since July 2008)
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(Feb. 2010) How does nanofriction scale with temperature? Joint paper in Physical Review Letters by Nanomechanics group and the theory group from Prof. M. Urbakh (Tel Aviv University) helps to solve this question. (abstract)

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(Jan. 2010) New low temperature tuning fork AFM up and running in CeNTech laboratory.



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(Jan. 2010) Daniel-Alexander Braun of the Nanomechanics group successfully completed his PhD on the topic 'Force Fields of Organic Molecules on Metal Substrates'. Congratulations!

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(Dec. 2009) Lars Jansen of the Nanomechanics group successfully completed his PhD on the topic 'Temperature dependence of nanoscale friction' with summa cum laude. Congratulations!

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(Oct.2009) Michael Feldmann of the nanomechanics group received the 3rd Conference Prize for the best young researcher paper presented at the ICTP/FANAS Conference on 'Trends in Tribology' in Trieste in Oct 2009. Congratulations!

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(Oct.2009) MiniReview 'Measuring the Friction of Nanoparticles: A New Route towards a Better Understanding of Nanoscale Friction' by A. Schirmeisen and U.D. Schwarz featured as inside cover article in ChemPhysChem 10 (2009) 2358
(abstract)








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(28.Sept-1.Oct.2009) Successful focus workshop on "Energy Dissipation in Nanocontacts and Molecular Bonds"
organized by R. Bennewitz, H. Hölscher, P. Reimann and A. Schirmeisen at the Max Planck Institute for the
Physics of Complex Systems Dresden, Germany.



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(Sept.2009) Dr. Ahmet Taskiran of the Nanomechanics Group has received his PhD degree. Congratulations!

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(June 2009) Annual ESF project meeting NANOPARMA held at the National Museum for Automobiles in Mulhouse on June 16 2009.


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(May 2009) Recent work on polymer friction in cooperation with IBM published in Physical Review Letters: 'Nanoscale frictional dissipation into shear-stressed polymer relaxations' (link to article)

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(March 2009) Focus Workshop on "Energy Dissipation in Nanocontacts and Molecular Bonds"
organized by R. Bennewitz (Saarbrücken), H. Hölscher (Karlsruhe),
P. Reimann (Bielefeld) and A. Schirmeisen (Münster), will be held from
28 September - 01 October 2009 at the Max Planck Institute for the
Physics of Complex Systems Dresden, Germany. (link to website)

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(Nov. 2008) The annual prize for physics by the Academy of Science of Göttingen awarded to Andre Schirmeisen. (in German only)

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(Oct. 2008) Article about work on superlubric nanoparticles featured in the FAZ as well as on the physics portal Pro-Physik.

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(Sept. 2008) New PRL paper on nanotribology featured in Physical Review Focus article 'To Slide or Not to Slide'.

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(Sept. 2008) International consortium NANOPARMA coordinated by Nanomechanics Group investigates nanoparticle friction - Funding by European science Foundation (FANAS-program)
Link to article (in German only)

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(July 2008) Kai Ruschmeier of the Nanomechanics Group was awarded the 'Infineon Master Award 2008' for his outstanding master thesis '3D Spectroscopy on KBr(001): Lattice Site Identification and Atomically Resolved Force-Vector-Fields'.