Mobility of ionic hydrates
Jun/18 paper in Nature about mobility of ionic hydrates studied by high-resolution AFM. »more info

O. Wichterle prize
Jun/18 O. Stetsovych received O. Wichterle prize for outstanding young scientists at the AS CR. »more info

Piezoelectricity of single molecules
Jan/18 paper in JACS demonstrating piezoelectric effect on single molecules »more info

Resolving water clusters with AFM
Jan/18 paper in Nature Comm. about a method allowing high-resolution AFM of weakly coupled clusters »more info

High-resolution SPM imaging
Sep/17 paper in PRL reporting AFM/STM/IETS imaging »more info

Electronegativity of atoms
May/17 paper in Nature Comm. »more info

Transfer of chirality
Feb/17 Paper published in Nature Chemistry including News&Views. »more info

Towards chemical recognition of molecules
Aug/16 Paper published in ACS Nano. »more info

Odehnal award
June/16 O. Stetsovych received Odehnal award »more info

Praemium Academiae
June/16 P. Jelinek received CAS award »more info

Imaging electrostatic field
May/16 paper in Nature Comm. »more info

O. Wichterle prize
May/16 P. Hapala received O. Wichterle prize for outstanding young scientists at the AS CR. »more info

On-surface chemical synthesis
Apr/16 paper in JACS »more info

Structural and Electronic Properties of Nitrogen-Doped Graphene
Mar/16 Paper in Phys. Rev. Lett. »more info

Role of the electrostatic force in AFM images
Mar/16 Paper in Phys. Rev. Lett »more info

Charge transport between two molecules
Sep/15 Paper in Phys. Rev. Lett »more info

The best poster ECOSS-31
Sep/15 Our work has been selected as the best poster in the ECOSS-31 conference. »more info

Paper in ACS Nano
Aug/15 Novel way of B,N-co doping of graphene demonstrated. »more info

paper in PRL and Physics
Aug/15 Our work has been published in Phys. Rev. Lett highlighted as Synopsis in Physics. »more info

Paper in Nature Comm.
Jul/15 High-resolution AFM images reported at room temperature. »more info

Paper in Nano Letters
Jun/15 The current and the force used for controlled atomic switching of silicon tetramer. »more info

O. Wichterle prize
May/15 M. Ondracek received O. Wichterle prize for outstanding young scientists at the AS CR. »more info

Open PhD positions

Experimental and theoretical PhD Positions in Surface Science and Nanoscience available

Nanosurf Lab seeks for a highly motivated PhD candidatesl who has an interest in UHV Scanning Probe Microscopy or theoretical Solid State Physics and Nanotechnology.

The Nanosurf Group combines experimental and theoretical tools to understand mechanical and transport properties of low dimensional systems.

The candidates should have a Msc. degree in physics, material science or related fields, be fluent in English and have solid background in semiconductor physics, molecular electronics and Scanning Probe Microscopy (simultaneous nc-AFM/STM and Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy in UHV environment).

PhD in experimental UHV-SPM

Main objective of experimental PhD study will be further development of high-resolution AFM/STM imaging techniques of molecules with functionalized tips and its application to studies of molecular charge states or chemical reactions on surfaces. The experimental measurements will be supported by an in-house theoretical support. The project will also benefit from a close collaboration with synthetic chemists.

PhD in Theory of Solid State/ Nanotechnology

Theoretical studies will focus on electronic and atomic structure of nanostructures and surfaces using computational simulations using Density Functional Theory and beyond. Additional development of home-built simulation tools (such as DFT Fireball code, AFM/STM or transport code) is expected.A close collaboration with experimental research is expected.

Supplemental salary to stipendia is available according to mutual agreement and achieved results.

A request for further information, or to submit a cover letter and CV should be emailed to pavel.jelinek(at)