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news:index [2018-09-13 15:03]
Ulrike Diebold
news:index [2018-09-14 11:13] (current)
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{{  :news:prize_for_sabrina_mayr.jpg?200|Sabrina Mayr (right) at the Awards Ceremony}} {{  :news:prize_for_sabrina_mayr.jpg?200|Sabrina Mayr (right) at the Awards Ceremony}}
-  * 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 Surface Physics Group. Amongst many other achievements, Sabrina obtained the by far best STM images of zirconia surfaces in the world. One paper based on her work is already in press, further ones will follow. Congratulations Sabrina!+  * 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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{{  :news:fwf_beopen.jpg?200|The Materials Pavillion at FWF Be Open Festival}} {{  :news:fwf_beopen.jpg?200|The Materials Pavillion at FWF Be Open Festival}}
-  * 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 as we can.+  * 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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-{{  :news:icicle_droplet.jpg?150|The cleanest water drop comes from an icicle}}+{{  :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.   * 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://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]] \\
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===== A new face in our administrative team! ===== ===== A new face in our administrative team! =====
-{{ :news:pois.jpg?150|Katharina Pois}} +{{ :news:pois.jpg?200|Katharina Pois}}
2017-May-17 2017-May-17
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2017-May-16 2017-May-16
-{{ :news:img_2678.jpg?150|Dr. Roland Bliem}}+{{ :news:img_2678.jpg?200|Dr. Roland Bliem}}
  * 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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===== Eva Sevcsik receives Elise Richter Fellowship ===== ===== Eva Sevcsik receives Elise Richter Fellowship =====
-{{ :news:richter.jpg?150|Dr. Eva Sevcsik}}+{{ :news:richter.jpg?200|Dr. Eva Sevcsik}}
2017-March-8 2017-March-8
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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?150|Elisabeth Gruber}} +{{ :atomic:graphen_gruber.jpg?200|Elisabeth Gruber}}
2016-Dec-21 2016-Dec-21
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