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====== News ====== ====== News ======
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A diary of some remarkable events at the IAP and beyond … A diary of some remarkable events at the IAP and beyond …
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 +===== Sad news ======
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 +{{  :news:peter_varga.jpg?200|Peter_Varga}}
 +2018-Oct-27
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 +* With great sadness we announce that our colleague [[:surface:group:varga:|Peter Varga]] has passed on October 27, 2018.  Peter Varga was deeply invested in TU Wien and the Institute of Applied Physics (IAP), and he was a major force in shaping our institute into one of the world's leading centers of surface physics.
 +His funeral took place on November 5, 2018 in Maria Enzersdorf (Romantikerfriedhof, Grenzgasse 7).
 +The Institute of Applied Physics mourns the loss of a long-time colleague and a good friend!
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 +[[:surface:group:varga:|Peter Varga]]: {{:news:peter_varga_obituary.pdf|Obituary}}, {{:news:peter_varga_nachruf.pdf|Nachruf}}, {{:news:cv_varga.pdf|curriculum vitae}}, {{:news:publications_peter_varga.pdf|List of Publications}}.
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 +===== 3SAT magazine "nano" reports on research at IAP ======
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 +{{  :news:nano_in_3sat_2.jpg?200|nano_3SAT}}
 +2018-Oct-19
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 +* Constant bombardement of the planet Mercury by solar wind ions leads to erosion of the planetary surface and the formation of a thin exosphere. The interaction processes can be simulated in laboratory experiments carried out in the [[:atomic:|Atomic and Plasma Physics Group]] at IAP. Such data are of interest for the ESA mission BepiColombo, Europe's first Mercury mission. A report on this research project was broadcasted today in the popular TV science show "nano" on 3SAT and is also available [[http://www.3sat.de/mediathek/?mode=play&obj=76582|online here]].
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 +===== The Diploma Thesis Award 2018 of the City of Vienna goes to Paul Szabo  ======
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 +{{  :atomic:group:szabo:szabo_foto.jpg?200|Paul Szabo}}
 +2018-Sep-21
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 +* Once a year, the City of Vienna awards prizes to particularly outstanding diploma theses at the Vienna University of Technology (one per faculty). This year's award winner of the Faculty of Physics is Paul Szabo. His thesis  //Experimental and Simulated Sputtering of Gold, Iron and Wollastonite with a Catcher-QCM Setup// was carried out at the IAP [[:atomic:|Atomic and Plasma Physics Group]]. Results of his Thesis have been published in several papers and were also featured in a [[https://www.tuwien.ac.at/en/news/news_detail/article/125997/|Press release of TU Wien]]. Congratulations! The award ceremony will take place on Friday, 19 October 2018 at 13.00 c.t. in the Kuppelsaal of TU Wien.
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 +===== ÖPG Students' Award for Sabrina Mayr =====
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 +2018-Sept-12
 +{{  :news:prize_for_sabrina_mayr.jpg?200|Sabrina Mayr (right) at the Awards Ceremony}}
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 +  * At the Annual Meeting of the [[http://www.oepg.at/|Austrian Physical Society (ÖPG)]], Sabrina Mayr was awarded the Students' Award  for the best master thesis. Her thesis //Studies of Few-Monolayer Zirconia Films and Metal Nucleation on Zirconia Surfaces// was carried out in the IAP [[:surface:|Surface Physics Group]]. Amongst many other achievements, Sabrina obtained the by far best STM images of zirconia surfaces in the world. One [[http://www.iap.tuwien.ac.at/www-surface/abstracts/A2018e16.html|paper]] based on her work is already in press, further ones will follow. Congratulations Sabrina!
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 +===== The FWF turns 50, and IAP members (and many friends) help celebrating ======
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 +2018-Sept-8
 +{{  :news:fwf_beopen.jpg?200|The Materials Pavillion at FWF Be Open Festival}}
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 +  * The Austrian Science Fund, FWF, celebrates its 50th anniversary with the [[https://www.fwf.ac.at/de/ueber-den-fwf/be-open-science-society-festival/|BE OPEN Science & Society Festival]].  This 5-day event takes place at [[https://www.google.com/maps/place/48°12'17.4%22N+16°21'37.3%22E/@48.2048326,16.358157,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d48.2048291!4d16.3603505|Maria Theresien Platz in Vienna]].  Frontier research in Austria is featured in 18 pavilions.  We are responsible for pavilion 8 on materials research.  We assemble an team consisting of many IAP members from the Surface Physics, Biophysics, Interface Physics, and Atomic & Plasma Physics groups, colleagues from [[https://www.imc.tuwien.ac.at/division_molecular_materials_chemistry/research_groups/EN/|Materials Chemistry]], [[https://www.ias.tuwien.ac.at/peterweinberger/|Synthetic Chemistry]], and friends from the [[http://www.nanograz.com|Nanophysics group in Graz]]. Together we share our enthusiasm for fundamental research on materials, and we try to entertain and educate the public as best we can.
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 +===== The Importance of Trace Impurities and how to Avoid them =====
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 +2018-Aug-24
 +{{  :news:icicle_droplet.jpg?200|The cleanest water drop comes from an icicle}}
 +  * Titanium dioxide (TiO<sub>2</sub>) is highly versatile material, used, e.g., for self-cleaning mirrors. When bringing one of its surfaces in contact with water, researchers around the world have observed a structure that was interpreted as ordering of water molecules or caused by carbon dioxide dissolved in the water. Jan Balajka and colleagues of the IAP surface physics group, together with Melissa Hines (Cornell University) could disprove these ideas. They have used what is probably the purest water drop on Earth, created from an icicle in ultrahigh vacuum (see photo). Surprisingly, the TiO<sub>2</sub> surface structures turned out to come from trace impurities in the atmosphere such as formic acid, present in concentrations of only 1:1000000000! These results were published in the prestigeous journal Science.
 +[[http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aat6752|The article in Science]] ⋅ [[http://www.iap.tuwien.ac.at/www-surface/abstracts/A2018e11.html|Abstract with access to full text]] \\
 +[[http://science.sciencemag.org/content/361/6404/753/tab-pdf|Perspective Article by Jeong Young Park]]  \\
 +TU Press release in [[https://www.tuwien.ac.at/en/news/news_detail/article/126147/|English]] and [[https://www.tuwien.ac.at/aktuelles/news_detail/article/126147/|German]] \\
 +Media coverage: [[https://derstandard.at/2000085906012/Sauberste-Wassertropfen-der-Welt-fuer-Experiment-hergestellt|Der Standard]] ⋅ [[https://science.orf.at/stories/2931744/|ORF Science]] ⋅ [[https://www.sueddeutsche.de/news/wissen/wissenschaft-der-wohl-sauberste-wassertropfen-der-welt-dpa.urn-newsml-dpa-com-20090101-180823-99-657037|Süddeutsche Zeitung]] ⋅ [[https://www.welt.de/newsticker/dpa_nt/infoline_nt/wissenschaft_nt/article181286384/Der-wohl-sauberste-Wassertropfen-der-Welt.html|Die Welt]] ⋅ [[https://www.zeit.de/wissen/2018-08/technische-unversitaet-wien-forschung-wasser-oberflaeche-reinheit|Die Zeit]] ⋅ [[https://www.stern.de/panorama/wissen/versuch-in-wien-der-wohl-sauberste-wassertropfen-der-welt-8225298.html|Stern]] ⋅ [[https://www.newscientist.com/article/2177789-worlds-cleanest-drop-of-water-reveals-why-nothing-is-ever-truly-clean|New Scientist]] ⋅ [[https://phys.org/news/2018-08-world-cleanest-droplet.html|phys.org]] ⋅ [[https://www.wissenschaft.de/astronomie-physik/der-sauberste-wassertropfen-der-welt/|wissenschaft.de]] ⋅ [[http://www.chemie.de/news/1157060/die-saubersten-wassertropfen-der-welt.html|chemie.de]] ⋅ [[https://www.chemistryworld.com/news/carboxylic-acid-layer-integral-to-titanium-dioxide-self-cleaning-method/3009423.article|Chemistry World, U.K.]] ⋅ [[http://www.chemeurope.com/en/news/1157060/the-world-s-cleanest-water-droplet.html|ChemEurope]] ⋅ [[https://www.livescience.com/63425-clean-pure-water-drop.html|Live Science, U.S.A.]] ⋅ [[https://index.hu/techtud/2018/08/23/meghokkento_felfedezesre_jutottak_a_vilag_legtisztabb_vizcseppjevel/|Index, Hungary]] ⋅ [[https://www.newscientist.com/article/2177789-worlds-cleanest-drop-of-water-reveals-why-nothing-is-ever-truly-clean/|New Scientist, U.K.]] ⋅ [[https://www.sciencesetavenir.fr/fondamental/une-equipe-autrichienne-cree-la-goutte-d-eau-la-plus-pure-du-monde_126853|Sciences Avenir, France]]⋅ [[https://www.bbc.com/mundo/noticias-45338665|BBC Mundo]]⋅ [[https://cen.acs.org/physical-chemistry/surface-chemistry/Titanium-dioxide-reveals-basis-surface/96/i35|c&en News]]
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 +===== Immune system: T-cells are designed for speed ======
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 +2018-July-17
 +{{  :news:csm_tzellen_713a7c9bdf.jpg?200|T-cell study}}
 +  * T cells, a key component of our immune system, detect smallest amounts of bacterial or viral portions with their T cell receptor (TCR) and serve as an important proponent of the defence mechanism. One explanation, why T cells are super-sensitive is that the TCRs are concentrated at certain areas on the membrane of T cells. Our group, in collaboration with the Medical University of Vienna and the Max Planck Institute of Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, could show that TCRs are actually distributed randomly on the cellular membrane of resting T cells and not concentrated in nano-clusters as believed earlier. This study has now been published in Nature Immunology.
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 +The paper can be found here: [[https://www.nature.com/articles/s41590-018-0162-7|Nature Immunology (2018)]]
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 +[[https://www.tuwien.ac.at/aktuelles/news_detail/article/126085/|TU Wien News (in German)]].
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===== Richard Wilhelm receives the IBMM Prize 2018!  ====== ===== Richard Wilhelm receives the IBMM Prize 2018!  ======
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talk at the IBMM conference this week in San Antonio Texas. Congratulations Richard! talk at the IBMM conference this week in San Antonio Texas. Congratulations Richard!
-[[https://www.tuwien.ac.at/aktuelles/news_detail/article/126055/|TU Wien News(in German)]]+[[https://www.tuwien.ac.at/aktuelles/news_detail/article/126055/|TU Wien News (in German)]]
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The paper can be found here: //“Water agglomerates on Fe3O4(001)”//[[http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/06/01/1801661115/tab-article-info|PNAS (2018)]] The paper can be found here: //“Water agglomerates on Fe3O4(001)”//[[http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/06/01/1801661115/tab-article-info|PNAS (2018)]]
-and the usual brilliant write up from Florian Aigner here: ////[[https://www.tuwien.ac.at/aktuelles/news_detail/article/126038/|TU Webpage article]]. +and the usual brilliant write up from Florian Aigner here: ////[[https://www.tuwien.ac.at/aktuelles/news_detail/article/126038/|TU Wien News]].
It was picked up by news media [[https://derstandard.at/2000082242390/Wiener-Physiker-beobachten-Wassermolekuele-beim-Brueckenbauen|der Standard]], [[https://www.news.at/a/wiener-physiker-schauen-wassermolekuelen-beim-brueckenbauen-zu-10160399|apa]] It was picked up by news media [[https://derstandard.at/2000082242390/Wiener-Physiker-beobachten-Wassermolekuele-beim-Brueckenbauen|der Standard]], [[https://www.news.at/a/wiener-physiker-schauen-wassermolekuelen-beim-brueckenbauen-zu-10160399|apa]]
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===== "Double Jackpot" for IAP at this year's Best Teaching Awards ===== ===== "Double Jackpot" for IAP at this year's Best Teaching Awards =====
-{{ :news:img_4585.jpg?150|Best lecture award 2017 and 2018}} +{{ :news:img_4585.jpg?200|Best lecture award 2017 and 2018}}
2018-June-14 2018-June-14
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2018-June-13 2018-June-13
-{{  :news:martinhabil.png?150|Dozent Dr. Martin Setvin}}+{{  :news:martinhabil.png?200|Dozent Dr. Martin Setvin}}
  * Martin Setvin successfully defends his habilitation thesis.  He soon will receive the 'venia legendi', the right to teach  and to officially supervise students' bachelor, master, and PhD theses at TU Wien.  Congratulations!   * Martin Setvin successfully defends his habilitation thesis.  He soon will receive the 'venia legendi', the right to teach  and to officially supervise students' bachelor, master, and PhD theses at TU Wien.  Congratulations!
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===== The true power of the solar wind ====== ===== The true power of the solar wind ======
-{{  :atomic:sonnenwind_nasa_sonne_merkur.jpg?150|Solar Wind}}+{{  :atomic:sonnenwind_nasa_sonne_merkur.jpg?200|Solar Wind}}
2018-Jun-12 2018-Jun-12
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===== Reinforcement for our administrative team ===== ===== Reinforcement for our administrative team =====
2018-May-2 2018-May-2
-{{ :news:yasin.jpg?150|Guni Yasin}}+{{ :news:yasin.jpg?200|Guni Yasin}}
  * Since May 2, 2018 Mrs. Gunhild Yasin has joined our secretary team. Welcome to IAP!   * Since May 2, 2018 Mrs. Gunhild Yasin has joined our secretary team. Welcome to IAP!
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-===== Changed IP-ADDRESS NEW Poster Printer (Canon imagePROGRAF iPF785)  ====== +<clear>
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-NEW Poster Printer (Canon imagePROGRAF iPF785) has now the IP-Addresss 128.131.52.31+
===== T cell antigen receptors act alone: longstanding immunological mystery solved!  ====== ===== T cell antigen receptors act alone: longstanding immunological mystery solved!  ======
-{{ :news:brameshuber.jpg?150|Mario Brameshuber}} +{{ :news:brameshuber.jpg?200|Mario Brameshuber}}
2018-April-17 2018-April-17
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===== "look! Business Award" for  Ille Gebeshuber  ====== ===== "look! Business Award" for  Ille Gebeshuber  ======
-{{ :atomic:csm_mint-industries_sdiesner_look_business_awards_043_web_ebcf5f4b8d.jpg?150|Look! Business Award for Ille Gebeshuber}} +{{ :atomic:csm_mint-industries_sdiesner_look_business_awards_043_web_ebcf5f4b8d.jpg?200|Look! Business Award for Ille Gebeshuber}}
2018-April-11 2018-April-11
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2018-April-04 2018-April-04
-{{ :news:posterprinter.jpg?150|New Poster Printer}}  +{{ :news:posterprinter.jpg?200|New Poster Printer}}  
-  * We got a new Poster Printer. Location is the same like the old one but you need a new driver (see installation Guide) +  * We got a new Poster Printer. Location is the same like the old one but you need a new driver (see [[http://www.iap.tuwien.ac.at/www/protected/iap/installprinter|installation guide]])
- +The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF785 has the IP-Addresss 128.131.52.31
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-  * Install the system compatible Canon printer drivers   +
-  * Download from https://www.canon.at/support/products/imageprograf/imageprograf-ipf785.aspx? +
- * type=drivers&language=&os=all +
-  * Choose your Betriebssystem, download and install it. +
-  * System Preferences… → Print & Fax +
-  * Click the '+' Symbol in the bottom left +
-  * Choose 'IP' in the tab bar. +
-  * Protocol: Line-Printer Daemon-LPD +
-  * Address: 128.131.52.31 (Canon iPF785) - see above +
-  * Queue: leave empty +
-  * Name: Choose arbitrary name (e.g. Canon iPF785 5C) +
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-  * Print Using: Click on Choicebox, 'Select Printer Software…' Choose “Canon iPF785” +
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-  * Go to Canon Drivers Page and select your operating system and download the driver. +
-  * Start→Drucker und Faxgeräte +
-  * Datei→Drucker hinzufügen +
-  * Lokaler Drucker (deselect Plug & Play-Drucker) +
-  * Einen neuen Anschluss erstellen→Standard TCP/IP Port +
-  * IP Adresse 128.131.52.31 +
-  * Datenträger and choose the directory from above +
-  * Choose the Canon iPF785 +
-DON'T use RAW format its not working +
-  * After the install right click on the printer symbol -> Druckereigenschaften -> Anschlüsse ->Konfigurieren +
-  * change the Protocoll from RAW to LPR  +
-  * LPR-EInstellungen -> Warteschlangenname: Canon-Plotter +
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2018-March-20 2018-March-20
-{{ :news:vibration_isolation.jpg?120|High-resolution microscope suspended for vibration isolation}}+{{ :news:vibration_isolation.jpg?150|High-resolution microscope suspended for vibration isolation}}
  * The Surface Physics Group has patented a [[https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2018037102|device for suspending a load in a vibration-insulated manner]], designed for high-resolution microscopy and nanotechnology.  While other similar instruments are usually placed in the basement of a building in a quiet environment, the low-temperature non-contact AFM/STM at the IAP/TU Wien suspended according to the invention delivers excellent performance in spite of its place in the 5th floor of a building in downtown Vienna! The patented vibration isolation system also features accurate levelling even under changing load distribution during operation.   * The Surface Physics Group has patented a [[https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2018037102|device for suspending a load in a vibration-insulated manner]], designed for high-resolution microscopy and nanotechnology.  While other similar instruments are usually placed in the basement of a building in a quiet environment, the low-temperature non-contact AFM/STM at the IAP/TU Wien suspended according to the invention delivers excellent performance in spite of its place in the 5th floor of a building in downtown Vienna! The patented vibration isolation system also features accurate levelling even under changing load distribution during operation.
For more information, see the TU press release ([[https://www.tuwien.ac.at/en/news/news_detail/article/125759/|English]], [[https://www.tuwien.ac.at/aktuelles/news_detail/article/125759/|German]]), the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3xAwYo7Dqg|Youtube movie]], article in [[https://derstandard.at/2000077586602/Warum-in-Wien-ein-Hochleistungsmikroskop-an-Bungee-Seilen-haengt|Der Standard]] or the For more information, see the TU press release ([[https://www.tuwien.ac.at/en/news/news_detail/article/125759/|English]], [[https://www.tuwien.ac.at/aktuelles/news_detail/article/125759/|German]]), the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3xAwYo7Dqg|Youtube movie]], article in [[https://derstandard.at/2000077586602/Warum-in-Wien-ein-Hochleistungsmikroskop-an-Bungee-Seilen-haengt|Der Standard]] or the
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2018-March-13 2018-March-13
-{{ :surface:news:gaede_gareth.jpg?150|Gareth receives the Gaede Prize}}+{{ :surface:news:gaede_gareth.jpg?200|Gareth receives the Gaede Prize}}
  * Gareth Parkinson is awarded the [[http://www.gaedepreis.org|Gaede Prize]] at the Spring Meeting of the German Physical Society in Berlin, Germany. This prize is given out annually to a young scientist who has made outstanding contributions to the field of vacuum science and technology.   * Gareth Parkinson is awarded the [[http://www.gaedepreis.org|Gaede Prize]] at the Spring Meeting of the German Physical Society in Berlin, Germany. This prize is given out annually to a young scientist who has made outstanding contributions to the field of vacuum science and technology.
Congratulations! Congratulations!
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===== Avoiding the Polar Catastrophe ====== ===== Avoiding the Polar Catastrophe ======
-{{ :news:ktao3_labyrinth.jpg?150|The labyrinth is the way out}} +{{ :news:ktao3_labyrinth.jpg?200|The labyrinth is the way out}}
2018-Feb-02 2018-Feb-02
  * Ionic crystals - materials that are composed of positively and negatively charged ions - can be put into a highly unfavorable situation.  When split in half along certain crystallographic directions the electrostatic energy diverges.  To alleviate this so-called polar catastrophe, materials can react in a variety of ways. In a recent paper, Martin Setvin and co-workers from the [[:surface:|Surface Physics group]] and from the [[http://homepage.univie.ac.at/cesare.franchini/|University of Vienna]] show the surface of a KTaO<sub>3</sub>(001) single crystal after cleaving, heating, and exposure to water vapor. Six different mechanisms to compensate polarity are encountered. One of the most pretty solutions, a nano-labyrinth with 4-5 atom-wide walls, is shown in the image on the right.   * Ionic crystals - materials that are composed of positively and negatively charged ions - can be put into a highly unfavorable situation.  When split in half along certain crystallographic directions the electrostatic energy diverges.  To alleviate this so-called polar catastrophe, materials can react in a variety of ways. In a recent paper, Martin Setvin and co-workers from the [[:surface:|Surface Physics group]] and from the [[http://homepage.univie.ac.at/cesare.franchini/|University of Vienna]] show the surface of a KTaO<sub>3</sub>(001) single crystal after cleaving, heating, and exposure to water vapor. Six different mechanisms to compensate polarity are encountered. One of the most pretty solutions, a nano-labyrinth with 4-5 atom-wide walls, is shown in the image on the right.
-[[http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aar2287|The article in Science]] ⋅ +[[http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aar2287|The article in Science]] ⋅ [[http://www.iap.tuwien.ac.at/www-surface/abstracts/A2018e04.html|Abstract with access to full text]] \\
TU Press release in [[https://www.tuwien.ac.at/en/news/news_detail/article/125584/|English]] and [[https://www.tuwien.ac.at/aktuelles/news_detail/article/125584/|German]] \\ TU Press release in [[https://www.tuwien.ac.at/en/news/news_detail/article/125584/|English]] and [[https://www.tuwien.ac.at/aktuelles/news_detail/article/125584/|German]] \\
Media coverage: [[https://diepresse.com/home/science/5365303/Die-polare-Katastrophe-verhindern|die Presse]] ⋅ [[https://science.apa.at/rubrik/natur_und_technik/Forscher_zeigen_wie_Kristalle_polarer_Katastrophe_entgehen/SCI_20180201_SCI39391351440413738|APA]] ⋅ [[https://www.weltderphysik.de/gebiet/materie/news/2018/ein-wunderschoenes-selbstorganisiertes-labyrinth/|Welt der Physik]] Media coverage: [[https://diepresse.com/home/science/5365303/Die-polare-Katastrophe-verhindern|die Presse]] ⋅ [[https://science.apa.at/rubrik/natur_und_technik/Forscher_zeigen_wie_Kristalle_polarer_Katastrophe_entgehen/SCI_20180201_SCI39391351440413738|APA]] ⋅ [[https://www.weltderphysik.de/gebiet/materie/news/2018/ein-wunderschoenes-selbstorganisiertes-labyrinth/|Welt der Physik]]
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===== Loschmidt-Prize for Elisabeth Gruber ====== ===== Loschmidt-Prize for Elisabeth Gruber ======
-{{ :atomic:loschmidt-preisverleihung.jpg?150|Award Ceremony at Univ. Wien}} +{{ :atomic:loschmidt-preisverleihung.jpg?200|Award Ceremony at Univ. Wien}}
2018-Jan-23 2018-Jan-23
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===== "JSPS 141st Committee Award" for Peter Varga ====== ===== "JSPS 141st Committee Award" for Peter Varga ======
-{{ :news:alc-preis.jpg?150|Peter Varga}} +{{ :news:alc-preis.jpg?200|Peter Varga}}
2017-Dec-4 2017-Dec-4
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-===== Hannspeter Winter award 2017 for Elisabeth Gruber ======+===== Hannspeter Winter award for Elisabeth Gruber ======
-{{ :news:img_6737.jpg?150|Elisabeth Gruber}}  +{{ :news:img_6737.jpg?200|Elisabeth Gruber}}  
-2017-Nov-13+2017-Nov-13 (2018-Jan-19)
  * The Hannspeter Winter Award, named after our former institute director, was established at the TU Wien in 2007 and honours achievements in research in PhD projects by female graduate students. It also aims to increase awareness of notable achievements of women in the field of research and technology. The prize is awarded annually and this year our institute is proud to announce that it has been awarded to Dr. Elisabeth Gruber who recently finished her PhD thesis under the supervision of Fritz Aumayr. Congratulations Elisabeth! The award ceremony will take place on Jan. 19th, 2018 at 1 pm in the Kuppelsaal of TU Wien.   * The Hannspeter Winter Award, named after our former institute director, was established at the TU Wien in 2007 and honours achievements in research in PhD projects by female graduate students. It also aims to increase awareness of notable achievements of women in the field of research and technology. The prize is awarded annually and this year our institute is proud to announce that it has been awarded to Dr. Elisabeth Gruber who recently finished her PhD thesis under the supervision of Fritz Aumayr. Congratulations Elisabeth! The award ceremony will take place on Jan. 19th, 2018 at 1 pm in the Kuppelsaal of TU Wien.
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 +[[https://www.tuwien.ac.at/de/aktuelles/news_detail/article/125533/|Press release of TU Wien (in German)]],
 +[[https://www.tuwien.ac.at/en/news/news_detail/article/125533/|Press release of TU Wien (in English)]]
===== Kardinal Innitzer Award for Gareth Parkinson  ====== ===== Kardinal Innitzer Award for Gareth Parkinson  ======
-{{  :news:innitzerpreis.png?150|Gareth Parkinson at the Palace of the Austrian Arch Bishop}}+{{  :news:innitzerpreis.png?200|Gareth Parkinson at the Palace of the Austrian Arch Bishop}}
2017-Nov-11 2017-Nov-11
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===== Markus Valtiner wins AVS Peter Mark Memorial Award  ====== ===== Markus Valtiner wins AVS Peter Mark Memorial Award  ======
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===== Ille C. Gebeshuber declared "Austrian of the Year 2017 (Category Research)" ====== ===== Ille C. Gebeshuber declared "Austrian of the Year 2017 (Category Research)" ======
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===== Applied Interface Physics - a new research area at IAP ====== ===== Applied Interface Physics - a new research area at IAP ======
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===== The solution to an old riddle ===== ===== The solution to an old riddle =====
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  * We are extremely pleased to learn that [[http://www.iap.tuwien.ac.at/www/surface/group/parkinson/index|Gareth Parkinson]] has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. He will continue his highly-successful research into the surface science of heterogeneous catalysis together with his growing surface physics subgroup focused on iron oxides.   * We are extremely pleased to learn that [[http://www.iap.tuwien.ac.at/www/surface/group/parkinson/index|Gareth Parkinson]] has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. He will continue his highly-successful research into the surface science of heterogeneous catalysis together with his growing surface physics subgroup focused on iron oxides.
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  * Stijn Mertens successfully defends his habilitation thesis.  This is the last step towards receiving the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Habilitation|venia legendi]], the right to teach and to officially supervise graduate students at TU Wien.  Congratulations, Stijn!   * Stijn Mertens successfully defends his habilitation thesis.  This is the last step towards receiving the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Habilitation|venia legendi]], the right to teach and to officially supervise graduate students at TU Wien.  Congratulations, Stijn!
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===== Newly appointed Senior Scientist at IAP ===== ===== Newly appointed Senior Scientist at IAP =====
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* Since July 1st, 2017 Dr. * Since July 1st, 2017 Dr.
[[https://biophysics.iap.tuwien.ac.at/team_members/mario_brameshuber/|Mario Brameshuber]] supports the Biophysics Research Area as Senior Scientist.  [[https://biophysics.iap.tuwien.ac.at/team_members/mario_brameshuber/|Mario Brameshuber]] supports the Biophysics Research Area as Senior Scientist. 
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===== "Best Lecture Award 2017" in physics goes to Fritz Aumayr, Martin Müller and Wolfgang Werner ===== ===== "Best Lecture Award 2017" in physics goes to Fritz Aumayr, Martin Müller and Wolfgang Werner =====
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===== Florian Laggner leaves for Princeton ===== ===== Florian Laggner leaves for Princeton =====
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===== A new face in our administrative team! ===== ===== A new face in our administrative team! =====
-{{ :news:pois.jpg?160|Katharina Pois}} +{{ :news:pois.jpg?200|Katharina Pois}}
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  * Roland Bliem graduates with a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sub_auspiciis_Praesidentis|"promotio sub auspiciis praesidentis rei publicae"]]".  This honour is based on top academic performance and is awarded to only a handful of PhD students in the whole country. With a GPA of 1.0 (the best grade on Austria's 5-point scale) from high school all the way through his studies at the university, Roland is one of the selected few.  A big day for Roland, the institute, and the surface physics group.   * Roland Bliem graduates with a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sub_auspiciis_Praesidentis|"promotio sub auspiciis praesidentis rei publicae"]]".  This honour is based on top academic performance and is awarded to only a handful of PhD students in the whole country. With a GPA of 1.0 (the best grade on Austria's 5-point scale) from high school all the way through his studies at the university, Roland is one of the selected few.  A big day for Roland, the institute, and the surface physics group.
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  * The oxygen molecule O<sub>2</sub> is chemically inert (except at high temperatures), but becomes reactive when an additional electron gets added. This process happens in biology, catalysis and can be also triggered by light on some surfaces.  Martin Setvin of the Surface Physics Group managed to switch oxygen molecules adsorbed at a titanium dioxide surface back and forth between the non-reactive (neutral) and reactive (O<sub>2</sub><sup>-</sup>) state and examine them in detail using non-contact atomic-force microscopy (nc-AFM) with the tiny tip of a so-called qPlus sensor (image). The results were published in the prestigious journal //Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA// (PNAS).   * The oxygen molecule O<sub>2</sub> is chemically inert (except at high temperatures), but becomes reactive when an additional electron gets added. This process happens in biology, catalysis and can be also triggered by light on some surfaces.  Martin Setvin of the Surface Physics Group managed to switch oxygen molecules adsorbed at a titanium dioxide surface back and forth between the non-reactive (neutral) and reactive (O<sub>2</sub><sup>-</sup>) state and examine them in detail using non-contact atomic-force microscopy (nc-AFM) with the tiny tip of a so-called qPlus sensor (image). The results were published in the prestigious journal //Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA// (PNAS).
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TU Press Release in [[http://www.tuwien.ac.at/en/news/news_detail/article/124821/|English]] and [[http://www.tuwien.ac.at/aktuelles/news_detail/article/124821/|German]]\\ TU Press Release in [[http://www.tuwien.ac.at/en/news/news_detail/article/124821/|English]] and [[http://www.tuwien.ac.at/aktuelles/news_detail/article/124821/|German]]\\
Media Coverage: [[http://science.apa.at/rubrik/natur_und_technik/Sauerstoff_zum_Ein-_und_Ausschalten/SCI_20170314_SCI39471352434969614|APA]] · [[http://derstandard.at/2000054127875/Wiener-Forscherschalten-Reaktivitaet-von-Sauerstoff-Molekuelen|Der Standard]] · [[http://wien.orf.at/news/stories/2830895/|ORF]] · [[https://www.myscience.at/news/2017/sauerstoff_zum_ein_und_ausschalten-2017-tuwien|MyScience]] · [[http://www.chemie.de/news/162372/sauerstoff-zum-ein-und-ausschalten.html|Chemie.de]] Media Coverage: [[http://science.apa.at/rubrik/natur_und_technik/Sauerstoff_zum_Ein-_und_Ausschalten/SCI_20170314_SCI39471352434969614|APA]] · [[http://derstandard.at/2000054127875/Wiener-Forscherschalten-Reaktivitaet-von-Sauerstoff-Molekuelen|Der Standard]] · [[http://wien.orf.at/news/stories/2830895/|ORF]] · [[https://www.myscience.at/news/2017/sauerstoff_zum_ein_und_ausschalten-2017-tuwien|MyScience]] · [[http://www.chemie.de/news/162372/sauerstoff-zum-ein-und-ausschalten.html|Chemie.de]]
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===== Eva Sevcsik receives Elise Richter Fellowship ===== ===== Eva Sevcsik receives Elise Richter Fellowship =====
-{{ :news:richter.jpg?120|Dr. Eva Sevcsik}}+{{ :news:richter.jpg?200|Dr. Eva Sevcsik}}
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was started in April 2017 in the Biophysics group of Prof. Gerhard Schütz and in close was started in April 2017 in the Biophysics group of Prof. Gerhard Schütz and in close
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===== Molecule flash mob ===== ===== Molecule flash mob =====
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===== Elisabeth Gruber hits the TU headlines for the second time in this year! ===== ===== Elisabeth Gruber hits the TU headlines for the second time in this year! =====
-{{ :atomic:graphen_gruber.jpg?160|Elisabeth Gruber}} +{{ :atomic:graphen_gruber.jpg?200|Elisabeth Gruber}}
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[[http://www.hzdr.de/db/Cms?pOid=48844&pNid=99|Press release of HZDR (in German)]] [[http://www.hzdr.de/db/Cms?pOid=48844&pNid=99|Press release of HZDR (in German)]]
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===== Habilitation Gareth Parkinson  ====== ===== Habilitation Gareth Parkinson  ======
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===== Kathi Dobes selected as “FEMtech Female Expert of the Month”  ====== ===== Kathi Dobes selected as “FEMtech Female Expert of the Month”  ======
-{{ :atomic:katharina-dobes_3.png?120|Katharina Dobes (© Klaus Ranger - Evotion)}} +{{ :atomic:katharina-dobes_3.png?150|Katharina Dobes (© Klaus Ranger - Evotion)}}
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===== We welcome our new electronics technician! ===== ===== We welcome our new electronics technician! =====
2016-Aug-16 2016-Aug-16
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===== The Pairing and Separation of Pt Atoms ===== ===== The Pairing and Separation of Pt Atoms =====
2016-July-28 2016-July-28
-{{  :surface:news:csm_platinum_dimer_e3ca962605.jpg?160|A Pt dimer at the Fe<sub>3</sub>O<sub>4</sub> surface}}+{{  :surface:news:csm_platinum_dimer_e3ca962605.jpg?200|A Pt dimer at the Fe<sub>3</sub>O<sub>4</sub> surface}}
  * Sintering - the aggregation of catalytically active, metallic nanoparticles into bigger clumps - is one of the major causes of catalyst de-activation. This is particularly important in the emerging field of single-atom catalysis, the main research topic of the [[https://list.fwf.ac.at/de/wissenschaft-konkret/im-fokus-start/starter-liste/2015/249097|START project]] of [[http://www.iap.tuwien.ac.at/www/surface/group/parkinson/index|Gareth Parkinson]]. A detailed STM and DFT study, mainly conducted by Roland Bliem, and published in [[http://www.pnas.org|PNAS]], shows how single Pt atoms on the Fe<sub>3</sub>O<sub>4</sub>(001) surface are made mobile by CO, and how they merge into bigger clusters.  Interestingly, the smallest cluster, a Pt dimer, is stabilized by the CO molecules.  When the sample is heated, and the CO desorbs, and the two Pt atoms separate again.    * Sintering - the aggregation of catalytically active, metallic nanoparticles into bigger clumps - is one of the major causes of catalyst de-activation. This is particularly important in the emerging field of single-atom catalysis, the main research topic of the [[https://list.fwf.ac.at/de/wissenschaft-konkret/im-fokus-start/starter-liste/2015/249097|START project]] of [[http://www.iap.tuwien.ac.at/www/surface/group/parkinson/index|Gareth Parkinson]]. A detailed STM and DFT study, mainly conducted by Roland Bliem, and published in [[http://www.pnas.org|PNAS]], shows how single Pt atoms on the Fe<sub>3</sub>O<sub>4</sub>(001) surface are made mobile by CO, and how they merge into bigger clusters.  Interestingly, the smallest cluster, a Pt dimer, is stabilized by the CO molecules.  When the sample is heated, and the CO desorbs, and the two Pt atoms separate again. 
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  * The article [[http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v534/n7609/full/nature18275.html|"Switching stiction and adhesion of a liquid on a solid"]] by Stijn Mertens et al. is featured on this week's cover of Nature Magazine.  The work describes dynamic contact angle measurements of a single drop of 0.1 M HClO<sub>4</sub> on a  single layer of BN supported on Rh(111). Friction can be changed reversibly by applying an appropriate electrochemical potential that leads to the intercalation of H between BN and the Rh.   * The article [[http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v534/n7609/full/nature18275.html|"Switching stiction and adhesion of a liquid on a solid"]] by Stijn Mertens et al. is featured on this week's cover of Nature Magazine.  The work describes dynamic contact angle measurements of a single drop of 0.1 M HClO<sub>4</sub> on a  single layer of BN supported on Rh(111). Friction can be changed reversibly by applying an appropriate electrochemical potential that leads to the intercalation of H between BN and the Rh.
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===== Ille Gebeshuber returns from Malaysia  ===== ===== Ille Gebeshuber returns from Malaysia  =====
2016-April-1 2016-April-1
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-{{ :news:stoeri_h.jpg?200|Prof. Herbert Störi}} 
-2015-December-31 
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-  * After 9 years of service Prof. Herbert Störi ended his term as head ("Institutsvorstand") of IAP as planned and handed over his office to Fritz Aumayr. From November 9th, 2006 until December 31st, 2015 he guided the institute through most difficult times and managed to expand the lab and office space of our institute considerably. During this period, two new Professors were hired and the measurable "output" of the institute increased tremendously both in quality and quantity. Herbert Störi will still continue his research work and teaching as a Professor.  
-Herbert, we all are very grateful for your work! Thank you very much!  
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-=====  Pole dancing water molecules - Paper in Nature Materials  ===== 
-{{ :surface:news:h2o_sro_cropped_640x480.gif?200|A pole dancing water molecule (Animation, click twice)}} 
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-2015-December-22 
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-  * Our research on strontium ruthenate surfaces shows how water dissociates and strips off one hydrogen atom upon adsorption. Although the hydrogen atom and the remaining OH group are physically separated, the pieces continue to interact through a weak hydrogen bond. This interaction leads to an interesting dynamic behavior, where the OH group circles the stripped off hydrogen atom. The result were published in //Nature Materials//.  Click twice on the animation and watch the water dance. 
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-[[http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nmat4512|The paper]]\\ 
-TU press release in [[http://www.tuwien.ac.at/en/news/news_detail/article/9859/|English]] or [[http://www.tuwien.ac.at/de/aktuelles/news_detail/article/9859/|German]]\\ 
-[[https://science.apa.at/site/natur_und_technik/detail?key=SCI_20151221_SCI39391351427356726|APA]] 
-[[http://derstandard.at/2000027972529-628/Der-Walzer-der-Wassermolekuele|der Standard]] 
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-=====  Fritz Aumayr - Full Professor of Ion and Plasma Physics  ===== 
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-2015-Dec-1 
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-  * Effective of Dec 1st, 2015 Fritz Aumayr was appointed as a full professor of ion and plasma physics. He joined our institute in 1982. In addition to his highly successful research work Fritz Aumayr is since several years the head of research unit of the Austrian research program on nuclear fusion. To our students he is well known for his excellent introductory physics lectures. 
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-{{:atomic:group:aumayr:aumayr_cv.pdf|Curriculum Vitae}}\\ 
-[[:atomic:index|Research Group of Fritz Aumayr]]\\ 
-[[http://www.oeaw.ac.at/fusion/fusion/|Fusion@ÖAW]] 
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-=====  "Follow me around" video of the faculty of physics  ===== 
-{{ :news:csm_follow_me_around_physik_c69963129b.jpg?200|The Catalytic Cycle}} 
-2015-Nov-2 
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-  * In a short video the research activities of our faculty are introduced to a broader public.  
-[[http://www.tuwien.ac.at/aktuelles/news_detail/article/9757/|"Follow me around video"]] (in German)\\ 
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-=====  Blaise Pascal Medal ===== 
-{{  :news:diapositive_6_.jpg?200|Prof. Nick Serpone awards the metal to Ulrike Diebold}} 
-2015-Oct-28 
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-  * The [[http://www.eurasc.org/index.asp|European Academy of Sciences]] established the Blaise Pascal Medal in 2003 to recognize an outstanding and demonstrated personal contribution to science and technology and the promotion of excellence in research and education. Up to six medals may be awarded in any one year. This year Ulrike Diebold was honored with the Blaise Pascal Metal in Materials Science. 
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-=====  Platinum Catalysts: Better with Support  ===== 
-{{ :surface:news:catalytic_cycle_pt-fe3o4.jpg?200|The Catalytic Cycle}} 
-2015-September-10 
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-  * Researchers of the IAP surface physics group nicely show how a prototype catalytic reaction works. They have studied a supported catalyst, platinum on magnetite (Fe<sub>3</sub>O<sub>4</sub>), and demonstrate the important role of the oxide support. CO oxidation eats the oxygen from the magnetite support, and platinum helps to oxidize the support again. They could also investigate in detail what happens if hydrogen is oxidized with the help of the catalyst. These results were published in //Angewandte Chemie International Edition// and provide the groundwork for improving catalysts. 
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-[[http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201507368|The paper]]\\ 
-TU press release in [[http://www.tuwien.ac.at/en/news/news_detail/article/9663/|English]] or [[http://www.tuwien.ac.at/aktuelles/news_detail/article/9663/|German]] · [[https://science.apa.at/rubrik/natur_und_technik/So_wirken_Katalysatoren/SCI_20150916_SCI39391351425469924|APA release]] · [[http://diepresse.com/home/wissenschaft/4824635/index.do|"Die Presse" newspaper article]] 
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-===== Hertha Firnberg Award for Margareta Wagner ===== 
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-{{ :surface:news:margareta_wagner.jpg?120|Margareta Wagner}} 
-2015-June-30 
-  * Margareta Wagner of the Surface Physics Group received a //Hertha Firnberg Award// for her research programme "Organic Molecules on Transparent Conductive Oxides: Fundamental studies". The Hertha Firnberg programme of the [[https://www.fwf.ac.at|Austrian Science Fund (FWF)]] aims at boosting the career of extremely well qualified female scientists. 
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-===== START Prize awarded to Gareth Parkinson ===== 
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-{{  :news:gareth_parkinson.jpg?120|Gareth Parkinson}} 
-2015-June-08 
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-  * Gareth Parkinson of the surface Physics Group has received the [[wp>Start-Preis|START Prize]], the highest Austrian award for outstanding young researchers. Congratulations! The prize money will enable him to pursue research on single-atom catalysis during the next six years. With now three START awardees and one [[wp>Wittgenstein-Preis|Wittgenstein]] laureate, Gareth also makes our institute one of the most successful institutions in this respect! 
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-[[http://www.tuwien.ac.at/aktuelles/news_detail/article/9512/|TU press release (German)]] 
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-===== No Molecular Rafts in Membranes of Living Cells ====== 
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-{{ :news:sevcsik_biolabor01.jpg?200|Eva Sevcsik in the Biophysics Lab}} 
-2015-April-21 
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-  * Since almost two decades, it was widely believed that tiny structures made of lipid molecules and proteins wander within the membrane of a cell. These so-called molecular rafts would be important for cellular processes. Now a team of researchers around Eva Sevcsik and Gerhard Schütz of the IAP biophysics group could show that it's all different! The results have been published in //Nature Communications//.  
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-[[http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/150421/ncomms7969/full/ncomms7969.html#affil-auth|Article in Nature Communications]]\\ 
-TU press release in [[http://www.tuwien.ac.at/en/news/news_detail/article/9428/|English]] and [[http://www.tuwien.ac.at/aktuelles/news_detail/article/9428/|German]]\\ 
-Media coverage: [[https://science.apa.at/rubrik/medizin_und_biotech/Wiener_Forscher_Kein_molekulares_Rafting_auf_der_Zelloberflaeche/SCI_20150421_SCI39371351223186502|Austrian Press Agency (APA)]] · [[http://derstandard.at/2000014626192/Wiener-Forscher-widerlegen-These-vom-molekularen-Rafting-auf-der-Zelloberflaeche|der Standard]] 
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-===== Ulrike Diebold Elected to Membership in the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina ====== 
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-2015-March 
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-  * Founded in 1652, the [[http://www.leopoldina.org/en/home/|Leopoldina]] is one of the oldest academies of science in the world. In the March 2015 elections the class of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Engineering elected 11 new members, one of them is Ulrike Diebold.  
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-===== Superresolution Microscopy of Mitochondria ====== 
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-{{  :news:schuetz_superresolution_microscopy.jpg?200|Gerhard Schütz at the Laser of the Superresolution Microscope}} 
-2014-December-22 
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-  * Mitochondria are essential for our cells, they produce the energy carrier ATP. Unfortunately, mitochondria are too small for scrutiny by conventional light microscopy. Using superresolution microscopy techniques, the IAP biophysics group has determined where the relevant proteins are located in mitochondria, which provides important insights into how mitochondria work. These results are published in the prestigious journal //Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS)//. 
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-[[http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1415261112|Article in PNAS]]\\ 
-[[http://www.tuwien.ac.at/aktuelles/news_detail/article/9230/|TU press release (German)]]\\ 
-Media coverage: [[https://science.apa.at/rubrik/natur_und_technik/Trick_ermoeglicht_Einblicke_in_Zellenkraftwerke/SCI_20141222_SCI39391351421750520|APA]] · [[http://derstandard.at/2000009709670/Trick-laesst-Wiener-Forscher-in-denEnergiehaushalt-der-Zellen-blicken|der Standard]] 
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-===== Surface Structure of an Iron Oxide Unraveled ====== 
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-{{ :news:magnetite-structure.jpg?200|Magnetite crystal structure}} 
-2014-December-05 
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-  * A team around Gareth Parkinson of the Surface Physics group has solved a long-standing mystery: No one could explain why the magnetite Fe<sub>3</sub>O<sub>4</sub>(001) surface behaves differently than all other oxides. It turned out that this surface has a very peculiar crystal structure, which requires a new way of thinking about oxide surfaces in general. The results have been published in the prestigious journal //Science//. 
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-[[http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1260556|Article in Science]]\\ 
-[[http://www.tuwien.ac.at/en/news/news_detail/article/9207/|TU press release]]\\ 
-Media coverage: [[http://science.orf.at/stories/1750306/|ORF Science]] · [[http://diepresse.com/home/science/4612198/Magnetit_Oberflaechlicher-Eisenmangel|Die Presse]] · [[http://derstandard.at/2000009017251/Merkwuerdiges-Eisenoxid-Bisherige-Vorstellungen-muessen-revidiert-werden|der Standard]] · [[ http://search.salzburg.com/display/sn0925_09.12.2014_41-55815142|Salzburger Nachrichten]] 
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-===== Two Awards for Ulrike Diebold  ====== 
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-{{  :news:catsa_award.jpg?200|Eminent Visitor Award Scroll}} 
-2014-November-21 
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-  * Ulrike Diebold was elected as a member of the [[http://www.eurasc.org/new_mem.asp|European Academy of Sciences]].  She also received the 'Eminent Visitor Award' of the [[http://www.catsa.org.za|Catalysis Society of South Africa (CATSA)]].  This award sponsors a tour to South African universities and companies.  
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-[[http://www.tuwien.ac.at/aktuelles/news_detail/article/9084/|TU press release]]. 
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-===== Nanoantennas from Femtosecond Laser Pulses ===== 
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-2014-June-2 
-  * Wolfgang Husinsky and his co-workers have demonstrated for the first time that an array of nanoantennas (central nanotips inside sub-micrometer pits) on an aluminum surface, fabricated using a specific double-pulse femtosecond laser irradiation scheme, results in a 28-fold enhancement of the non-linear (three-photon) electron photoemission yield. The results are reported in the latest issue of Laser Physics Letters. 
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-[[http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1612-2011/11/6/065301|Link to original publication]].\\ 
-[[http://www.tuwien.ac.at/de/aktuelles/news_detail/article/8813/|Press release of the TU Wien (in German)]], [[http://derstandard.at/2000001721701/Wiener-Physiker-erzeugen-Nanoantennenmit-ultrakurzen-Laserpulsen|Der Standard]] 
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-===== Austrian National Academy of Sciences Elects Ulrike Diebold as Full Member  ====== 
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-2014-May-11 
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-  * The Austrian Academy of Sciences [[http://www.oeaw.ac.at/english/home.html|ÖAW]] has different levels of membership.  Ulrike Diebold has been a 'corresponding member' since 2012, and was elected a 'full member' in April 2014.  
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-[[http://www.oeaw.ac.at/deutsch/aktuell/presse/detail/archive/2014/may/-/oeaw-46-neue-mitglieder-gewaehlt-3509.html|List of all new ÖAW members]].\\ 
-[[http://derstandard.at/1399507026712/Akademie-der-Wissenschaften-nimmt-46-neue-Mitglieder-auf|der Standard]] 
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-===== Stop! In the Name of Carbon ===== 
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-{{ :atomic:karbonfolie.jpg?200|HCI-surface interaction}} 
-2014-April-18 
-  * A bullet fired through a block of wood will slow down. In a similar way, ions are decelerated when they pass through a solid material: the thicker the material, the larger the energy loss will be. However, this picture breaks down in ultra-thin target materials, which only consist of a few layers of atoms. This was recently demonstrated by [[atomic/group/aumayr/|Fritz Aumayr]] and his [[atomic:|group]] in collaboration with the Helmholtzzentrum Dresden-Rossendorf.  The results are reported in the latest issue of Physical Review Letters  
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-[[http://www.tuwien.ac.at/de/aktuelles/news_detail/article/8747/|TU press release (in German)]], [[http://www.tuwien.ac.at/en/news/news_detail/article/8747/|TU press release (in English)]], [[http://www.hzdr.de/db/Cms?pOid=41632&pNid=0&pContLang=de|HZDR press release]]\\ 
-[[http://science.apa.at/site/natur_und_technik/detail.html?key=SCI_20140422_SCI39391351418017996|APA article]] [[http://science.orf.at/stories/1737385/|ORF.at]] [[http://derstandard.at/1397521258165/Loecher-schiessen-mit-Ionenstrahlen|Der Standard]]  
-[[http://www.silicon-saxony.de/news/news-detail/archive/2014/april/article/hzdr-forscher-entdecken-unerwarteten-effekt-beim-beschuss-duennster-folien-mit-ionen.html?tx_ttnews[day]=24&cHash=823e2eb0e92f4548fc5515c41a55049b|Silicon Saxony]] 
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-===== A Two-dimensional Electron Gas ===== 
-{{  :surface:news:bessy.jpg?200|Stefan, Bernhard and Zhiming at Bessy}} 
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-2014-Mar-04 
-  * The SrTiO<sub>3</sub>(110) surface forms a reconstruction that consists of a monolayer TiO<sub>2</sub>, but in a special, rather unreactive - tetrahedrally coordinated - form.  When oxygen vacancies are created in this layer, they move to the SrTiO<sub>3</sub> interface, where the resulting excess electrons form a two-dimensional gas (2DEG).  Zhiming Wang, Stefan Gerhold and Bernhard Stöger from the surface physics group have measured the electronic structure of this electron gas at the synchrotron [[http://www.helmholtz-berlin.de/forschung/oe/grossgeraete/mi-synchrotron-radiation/synchrotron/photons/bessy/index_de.html|Bessy]] in Berlin.  (There they also took the happy photo at the right.) Different from other, known 2DEG's, this system shows a pronounced anisotropy that is depends on the doping level. The experimental results are complemented by theoretical calculations by Zhicheng Zhong and Karsten Held at the [[http://www.ifp.tuwien.ac.at/cms/|Institute of Solid State Physics]], and Xianfeng Hao and Cesare Franchini, [[http://cmp.univie.ac.at/home/|Computational Materials Physics, University of Vienna]]. 
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-[[http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/02/26/1318304111.full.pdf+html?sid=98506afb-5bf9-4b0f-bdfe-46311ad325ff|Link to original publication]]\\ 
-[[http://www.tuwien.ac.at/en/news/news_detail/article/8663/|TU press release]] [[https://science.apa.at/site/politik_und_wirtschaft/detail?key=SCI_20140303_SCI39391351417281282|APA article]] [[http://derstandard.at/1392687112933/Eine-raffinierte-Alternative-zu-Halbleitern|der standard]] [[http://diepresse.com/home/science/1578640/Geheimnisvolle-Oberflaeche?from=suche.intern.portal|die Presse]] 
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-===== Portrait of Professor Gerhard Schütz ===== 
-{{  :news:ab7e574db0.jpg?160|Gerhard Schütz}} 
-2014-Jan-31 
-  * Read about the research work of [[https://biophysics.iap.tuwien.ac.at/team_members/gerhard_schuetz/|Professor Gerhard Schütz]] on today's [[http://www.tuwien.ac.at/aktuelles/news_detail/article/8578/|news page of TU Wien]] (in German).  
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-===== Lise Meitner Lecture ===== 
-{{  :news:lml_final.jpg?100|Lise Meitner Lecture Flyer}} 
-2013-Nov-08 
-  * This year's [[http://www.dpg-physik.de/veranstaltungen/lise_meitner/index.html|Lise Meitner Lecture]] is given by [[wp>Jocelyn_Bell_Burnell|Prof. Jocelyn Bell Burnell (Oxford University)]] on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 17h at the Prechtl Saal of the TU. Prof. Bell Burnell will be talking about her breakthrough discovery - [[wp>pulsars|pulsars]]. The Lise Meitner Lectures are public talks held by famous female physicist in memory of the great [[wp>Lise_Meitner|Lise Meitner]].  The event is sponsored by the [[http://www.oepg.at|Austrian Physical Society]] and organized by our institute.  
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-===== Vacancies Marching to the Top ===== 
-{{ :news:antase_101_o-vacancies_science_2013.jpg?200|STM image of oxygen on an anatase surface}} 
-2013-Sep-02 
-  * Anatase, a form of titanium dioxide (TiO<sub>2</sub>) is used in (photo)catalysis and many other applications. The interaction of oxygen molecules with this material is of central importance. How this happens on the atomic scale was investigated in experiments by Martin Setvin of the Surface Physics group and calculations by Annabella Selloni (Princeton University) and coworkers. It was found that O<sub>2</sub> interacts with oxygen vacancies in the material, resulting in O<sub>2</sub> (peroxo) molecules incorporated in the surface.\\ These results were published in the prestigious journal //Science//. 
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-[[http://www.iap.tuwien.ac.at/www-surface/abstracts/A2013e06.html|Abstract with link to full text]]\\  
-[[http://www.tuwien.ac.at/en/news/news_detail/article/8348/|TU press release]] ⋅  
-[[http://www.princeton.edu/chemistry/news/archive/?id=10916|Princeton press release]] ⋅  
-[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jjm6wQKa0Cg|youtube video]]\\ 
-Articles in the media: [[http://cen.acs.org/articles/91/i35/Understanding-Anatase.html|Article in Chemical & Engineering News]] ⋅[[http://derstandard.at/1376535080155/Wenn-Sauerstoff-an-der-Titandioxid-Oberflaeche-fehlt|der Standard (German)]] ⋅ [[http://science.orf.at/stories/1723986/|ORF (German)]] 
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-===== Visit by Minister Töchterle ===== 
-{{ :surface:news:group_photo_2013_with_minister.jpg?200|Group photo with Minister Töchterle}} 
-2013-Jul-04 
-  * The Surface Physics group was honored by a visit of the Austrian Federal Minister for Science and Research, Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Töchterle. He visited the labs and discussed ongoing and planned research with group members. 
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-[[http://www.tuwien.ac.at/aktuelles/news_detail/article/8294/|TU press release]] 
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-===== Wittgenstein Prize for Ulrike Diebold ===== 
-{{  :news:wittgenstein_fwf.jpg?200|Press Conference with Minister Töchterle}} 
-2013-Jun-17 
-  * Ulrike Diebold is awarded this year's [[wp>Wittgenstein-Preis|Wittgenstein Prize]], the highest science prize of Austria. The 1.5-million EUR prize is awarded by the [[http://www.fwf.ac.at/|Austrian Science Fund (FWF)]] and sometimes referred to as "Austria's Nobel Prize".  The prize money will boost research in the IAP Surface Physics group. 
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-Press releases: [[http://www.fwf.ac.at/en/public_relations/press/pa20130617-en.html|FWF]] [[http://www.tuwien.ac.at/en/news/news_detail/article/8252/|english]] ⋅ [[http://www.tuwien.ac.at/aktuelles/news_detail/article/8252/|german]]\\ 
-Media coverage: [[http://science.orf.at/stories/1719734/|ORF]] ⋅ [[http://derstandard.at/1371169705264/Wittgenstein-Preis-2013-an-Oberflaechenphysikerin-Ulrike-Diebold|der Standard]] ⋅ [[http://diepresse.com/home/science/1419695/-Geordnete-Atome-freuen-das-Herz?from=gl.home_wissenschaft|die Presse]] ⋅ [[http://kurier.at/menschen/im-gespraech/physikerin-ulrike-diebold-im-gespraech/16.089.051|Kurier]] ⋅ [[http://www.wienerzeitung.at/themen_channel/wissen/forschung/555273_Lohn-fuer-Forschen-an-der-Oberflaeche.html|Wiener Zeitung]] 
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-===== The Dance of the Atoms ===== 
-{{  :news:the_fe3o4_experts_at_the_stm.jpg?200|The Fe3O4 experts at the STM}} 
-2013-Jun-10 
-  * Metals such as gold or palladium are often used as catalysts to speed up certain chemical reactions. When the atoms ball together, most of them do not get into contact with the surrounding gas any more and the catalytic effect diminishes drastically. The mechanism of clustering is not well understood, however. In an article published in the prestigious journal //Nature Materials//, Gareth Parkinson and co-workers report on a detailed study of this issue; they have followed the fate of each surface atom and analyze how they are affected by different gas atmospheres. They find carbon monoxide to bind strongly to palladium atoms, helping them to move across the surface. 
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-[[http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/NMAT3667|The article in Nature Materials (subscription required)]]\\ 
-TU press release [[http://www.tuwien.ac.at/en/news/news_detail/article/8236/|english]] ⋅ [[http://www.tuwien.ac.at/de/aktuelles/news_detail/article/8236/|german]] ⋅ [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cx75I5gUm-Q|youtube video]]\\ 
-Media coverage: [[http://science.orf.at/stories/1719329/|ORF]] ⋅ [[http://www.chemie.de/news/143502/tanz-der-atome.html|Chemie.de]] 
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-===== Ulrike Diebold receives Adamson Award from the American Chemical Society ===== 
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-{{ :surface:news:adamson_medal.jpg?200|Adamson Medal}} 
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-2013-Apr-9 
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-  * Ulrike Diebold was awarded the 2013 Arthur W. Adamson Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Surface Chemistry from the [[http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content|American Chemical Society (ACS)]] for "significantly advancing the fundamental understanding of the surface chemistry of metal oxides, in particular TiO<sub>2</sub>, through excellent research, writing, and lecturing." She received the award during the [[http://http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=PP_MULTICOLUMN_T5_33&node_id=879&use_sec=false&sec_url_var=region1&__uuid=4a2894d0-0587-4a98-af58-f3e1d2d38582|245th National ACS Meeting]] in New Orleans, USA, April 7-11, 2013.  At the meeting, a five-session symposium was held in her honor, with contributions from more than 40 scientists from the US, Europe, and Asia. 
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-===== Fritz Aumayr appointed as new director of the Austrian nuclear fusion research program ===== 
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-{{ :atomic:group:aumayr:aumayr2012.jpg?120|Fritz Aumayr}} 
-2013-Jan-16 
-  * As of 1 January 2013 the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) has appointed [[atomic/group/aumayr/|Professor Friedrich Aumayr]] as "Head of Research Unit" of [[http://www.oeaw.ac.at/euratom/|Association EURATOM-ÖAW]].  In this function he will coordinate the nuclear fusion research activities in Austria.\\ Media coverage:  [[http://www.tuwien.ac.at/aktuelles/news_detail/article/7965/|press release of TU Wien]] (in German), [[http://science.apa.at/site/natur_und_technik/detail.html?key=SCI_20130122_SCI39391351411099890|APA Austria Presse Agentur]], [[http://derstandard.at/1358304275326/Neuer-Chef-Fusionsforschung-hat-deutliche-Fortschritte-gemacht|derStandard.at (online)]], [[http://www.efda.org/newsletter/efda-welcomes-new-heads-of-research-units/|EFDA newsletter]] 
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-===== Stijn Mertens joins the Surface Physics Group ===== 
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-{{ :surface:news:stijn_mertens_photo_square.jpg?160|Stijn}} 
-2012-November-01 
-  * We extend a warm welcome to Dr. Stijn Mertens, who joins us from the  [[http://http://www.kuleuven.be/english|KU Leuven]].  He will spearhead our new efforts in electrochemical STM. 
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-===== This week's cover story in the PROFIL magazine ===== 
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-{{ :atomic:profil_cover_08.10.2012.jpg?160|PROFIL 08.10.2012}} 
-2012-Oct-08 
-  * Research activities of the [[atomic:|Atomic and Plasma Physics Group]] of IAP in the field of nuclear fusion are prominently mentioned in this week's cover story of the Austrian weekly magazine PROFIL. Read the {{:atomic:profil_artikel_8.10.2012.pdf|full story}} (in German).\\ \\  
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-===== Nanostructuring surfaces with highly charged ions ===== 
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-{{ :atomic:f1492140fa.jpg?200|HCI-surface interaction}} 
-2012-Sep-18 
-  * In collaboration with the Helmholtzzentrum Dresden-Rossendorf Fritz Aumayr and his group could clarify, why under certain circumstances the impact of a slow highly charged ion produces a crater on the surface while in other experiments a nano-hillock is observed. Their results are reported in the latest issue of Physical Review Letters [[http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.117602|Phys. Rev. Lett. 109 (2012) 117602]].\\ Media coverage: [[http://www.tuwien.ac.at/aktuelles/news_detail/article/7754/|Press release of the TU Wien (in German)]], [[http://www.hzdr.de/db/Cms?pNid=473&pOid=37521|Press release of Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf]], [[http://derstandard.at/1347492896702/Ionen-Beschuss-laesst-Berge-wachsen|Der Standard]], [[http://science.apa.at/site/natur_und_technik/detail?key=SCI_20120918_SCI3939135149491092|APA]], [[http://www.pro-physik.de/details/news/2656231/Nano-Bombardement_Wann_es_Einschlagskrater_gibt_und_wann_Huegel.html|pro-physik.de]]\\ 
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-===== EFDA News: Picture of the week (September 2012) ===== 
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-{{ :atomic:tpatp.jpg?200|EFDA Picture of the week}} 
-2012-Sep-04 
-  * IAP graduate student Katharina Dobes (AG-Aumayr) and her QCM experiment are featured as "Picture of the Week" on the Top Page of the [[http://www.efda.org/efda/|EFDA website]]. Read the full story on [[http://www.efda.org/2012/09/the-physicist-and-the-pea/|"The Physicist and the Pea"]] \\ \\ 
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-===== Zbynek Novotny attends Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates ===== 
-2012-July-04 
-  * From 1 to 6 July 2012, more than 25 Nobel Laureates and more than 580 young researchers from all over the world met at Lindau, Germany, to exchange ideas, discuss projects and build international networks.  IAP graduate student Zbynek Novotny was selected to attend this meeting, which was dedicated to physics.   
-[[http://www.lindau-nobel.org/2012_62nd_Lindau_Meeting.AxCMS/|Click here for more information about the Lindau meetings]]\\ 
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-===== Ulrike Diebold elected to the Austrian Academy of Sciences  ===== 
-2012-May-07 
-  * The Austrian Academey of Sciences elected Ulrike Diebold as a 'corresponding member' in the class of natural sciences,exact sciences, and medicine.   
-[[http://www.oeaw.ac.at/shared/news/2012/press_inf_20120507.html/|Press release of the ÖAW]]\\ 
-[[http://www.tuwien.ac.at/aktuelles/news_detail/article/7541/|Press release of the TU Wien]]\\ 
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-===== Single Gold Atoms ===== 
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-{{ :news:gold_on_magnetite.jpg?200|STM image of gold on magnetite}} 
-  * In the latest issue of Physical Review Letters %%[%%[[http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.216103|Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 216103 (2012)]]], Zbyněk Novotný and colleagues describe the discovery of highly stable single gold atoms on a magnetite (Fe<sub>3</sub>O<sub>4</sub>) surface. This observation is expected to facilitate catalysis research: On the other substrates studied so far, gold atoms don't stay alone but easily form large clusters, which are considered less active catalysts than single atoms. 
-[[http://www.tuwien.ac.at/aktuelles/news_detail/article/7558/|Press release of the TU Wien]]\\ 
-[[http://physics.aps.org/synopsis-for/10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.216103|APS Physics article]]\\ 
-[[http://cen.acs.org/articles/90/i23/Iron-Oxide-Pins-Gold-Atoms.html|Chemical&Engineering News article]]\\ 
-Articles in the media: [[http://science.orf.at/stories/1699337/|ORF Science]], 
-[[http://www.wienerzeitung.at/themen_channel/wzwissen/forschung/461338_Gesellige-Atome-zu-Einzelgaengern-machen-Feinster-Goldstaub-der-Welt.html|Wiener Zeitung]], 
-[[http://derstandard.at/1336698283631/TU-Wien-Feinster-Goldstaub-der-Welt-fuer-Entwicklung-von-Katalysatoren|der Standard]], 
-[[http://wissen.dradio.de/nachrichten.59.de.html?drn:news_id=98684|Deutschlandradio]], 
-[[http://phys.org/news/2012-05-finest-gold-world.html|phys.org]], 
-[[http://www.nanowerk.com/news/newsid=25414.php|nanowerk]], ... 
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-===== ERC Advanced Grant for Ulrike Diebold ===== 
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-{{ :news:erc_logo.jpg?200&nolink|ERC logo}} 
-  * Ulrike Diebold has received a prestigious //ERC Advanced Grant// for her project //OxideSurfaces,// which will be funded with up to 2.5M Euro, and will run over 5 years. The project focuses on metal oxides.  These materials have an extremely wide range of physical and chemical properties, and are used in catalysis, solar cells, batteries, gas sensors, and many other technical areas. Research topics are the interaction between bulk and surface defects, complex oxides, and she will also aim at scanning probe microscopy of oxides with atomic resolution in an aqueous solution. 
-[[http://www.tuwien.ac.at/aktuelles/news_detail/article/7380/|Press release of the TU Wien]]\\ [[http://derstandard.at/1326504220528/Oberflaechenforschung-Hochdotierter-EU-Foerderpreis-fuer-TU-Wien-Physikerin|Newspaper article in "Der Standard"]]\\ 
-[[http://diepresse.com/home/science/729643/Reaktionen-in-den-obersten-Atomlagen|Newspaper article in "Die Presse"]]\\ 
-[[http://diestandard.at/1326504181395/Tanzende-Molekuele-und-ein-exotischer-Punkt|Further online article]] 
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-===== Ulrike Diebold Divisional Associate Editor of PRL  ===== 
-{{ :surface:group:diebold:diebold.jpg?120|Ulrike Diebold. Photo (C): Matthias Heisler, WIT Projekt TU Wien}} 
-2012-Jan-13 
-  * Ulrike Diebold received an invitation to join the editorial board of [[http://prl.aps.org/|Physical Review Letters]] (PRL).  She will act as an associate editor for the Material Physics Division from 2012 - 2014. PRL reports on the 'hottest and newest'  in all of physics, from high-energy to solid state to astrophysics. It is the most highly-respected journal in physics, and serving on its board is a true honor. <clear> 
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-===== New Doctoral College'SolidFun'  ===== 
-2012-Jan-12 
-  * The Austrian Fund for (FWF) has approved a new doctoral program 'Building Solids for Function' [[http://www.tuwien.ac.at/aktuelles/news_detail/article/7351/|'SolidFun']]. The program will be providing students with the opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary research. Groups from chemistry, physics, and electrical engineering departments at the TU are participating.  The [[:surface:|Surface Physics Group]] at IAP, headed by Ulrike Diebold, will also be part of this new doctoral program.  The application process will start this Spring. 
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-{{ :news:peter_varga_postprof.jpg?120|Post-Professor Peter Varga}} 
-2011-Sep-30 
-  * With his retirement as professor at the TU Wien, Peter Varga took a new position at the [[http://www.vutbr.cz|Brno University of Technology]], and at the [[http://www.ceitec.eu/|Central European Institute of Technology]], CZ . Although he had a farewell party at the TU, he will continue giving courses here. He also continues to be a member of the [[:surface:|Surface Physics Group]]. 
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-===== Ulrike on stage at the opera ===== 
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-{{ :news:diebold_in_the_opera.jpg?200|Ulrike Diebold giving a plenary talk at the ECOSS-28 in Wrocław}} 
-2011-Sep-01 
-  * In an unusual location, the Opera House of Wrocław, Poland, Professor Ulrike Diebold gave a plenary talk at Europe's largest conference on surface science, ECOSS-28.  The topic of Ulrike's talk was the Surface Science of Metal Oxides; she discussed recent progress, challenges, and opportunities in this area.  The ECOSS-28 conference was attended by more than 650 participants, including IAP members Michael Schmid, Zbyněk Novotný, Philipp Scheiber, Gareth Parkinson, Peter Jacobson, and Sameena Shah Zaman, who also gave presentations on their recent research. 
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-===== Newly appointed professor of biophysics ===== 
-{{ :news:gerhard_j_schuetz.jpg?120|Professor Gerhard J. Schütz}} 
-2011-Jul-01 
-  * Professor Gerhard J. Schütz, formerly at the University of Linz, has been appointed professor of biophysics. He will establish a biophysics group at our institute. Due to technical and space limitations, for the time being, his labs will be in the building of the chemistry department. 
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-===== New research program on oxides ===== 
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-{{ :news:foxsi-title-figure.jpg?180|Research topics in the SFB}} 
-2011-Mar-15 
-  * Today is the official start of the //Sonderforschungsbereich// (SFB) “Functional Oxide Surfaces and Interfaces”. Results of this four-million-Euro research program are expected to have an impact on applications in catalysis, gas sensing, fuel cells and microelectronics. The SFB unites researchers from the TU Wien and the Universities of Vienna, Innsbruck and Siegen (Germany). Three of the ten project leaders in the SFB are members of our institute! [[:surface:group:diebold:index|Ulrike Diebold]] will work on pervoskites, Josef Redinger leads the theory part and [[:surface:group:schmid:index|Michael Schmid]] will study ultrathin zirconia films. See the [[http://www.tuwien.ac.at/aktuelles/news_detail/article/6883/|TU Wien press release]] (in German) and the [[http://foxsi.tuwien.ac.at/foxsi/overview/|abstract of the SFB]] for more details. 
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