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 +===== Prof. Martin Setvin, Charles University, Prague =====
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 +2020-June-30
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 +After more than eight, highly successful years in the surface physics group of our institute, Martin Setvin follows a call to Charles University in Prague, where he assumes a professorship.  He will be the head of the [[https://physics.mff.cuni.cz/kfpp/vrstvy/10_Setvin.html|Thin Films Group]] at Departement of Surface and Plasma Physics.  For the next two years he will still conduct some research at our institute, however, supported by his FWF grant SUPER. 
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 +We extend our warmest congratulations!
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 +
 +===== Lena Joins the Group =====
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 +{{  :surface:news:lena.jpg?100|Lena Haager}}
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 +2020-Jun-15
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 +Lena Haager, freshly graduated from the Faculty of Chemistry of TU, joins us as a PhD student.  A warm welcome!
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 +===== Dr. Zdenek Jakub =====
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 +{{  :surface:news:zdenek_defends_his_thesis_2.jpg?300|Zdenek during his online defense, in discussions with external examiner Prof. Friedrich Esch from TU Munich, and later, with drinks with advisor Gareth Parkinson (right) and co-advisor Ulrike Diebold}}
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 +2020-Jun-17
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 +Zdenek Jakub defends his thesis in digital form.  Luckily, the celebration afterwards takes place the old-fashioned way, with analog champagne.  Congratulations, Zdenek, on a great dissertation and excellent defense!
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 +===== Molecules: How to be Gentle =====
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 +{{  :news:igor_and_martin_and_o2.png?350|Oxygen configurations on TiO<sub>2</sub> and Martin Setvin (l) and Igor Sokolovic in the lab}}
 +2020-June-09
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 +For some molecules it is quite challenging to take images without altering them.  O<sub>2</sub>, for example, dissociates into two atoms when hit with the electrons that are used in traditional imaging techniques that provide the necessary resolution.  Using non-contact AFM with and a tip with one single oxygen atom at the very end, the surface physics group has managed to provide undisturbed images of O<sub>2</sub> adsorbed on TiO<sub>2</sub>.  This system has been investigated by many research groups throughout the years, and the new images have resolved several mysteries. The results were published in the journal PNAS.
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 +[[https://www.tuwien.at/tu-wien/aktuelles/news/news/atome-streicheln-fuer-fortgeschrittene/|TU Wien press release (in German)]]
 +[[https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-06/vuot-htg060420.php|Eureka Alert (in English)]]
 +[[https://science.orf.at/stories/3200911/|ORF News]]
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 +[[https://www.pnas.org/lookup/doi/10.1073/pnas.1922452117|Original Publication]]: I. Sokolovic et al., Resolving the adsorption of molecular O<sub>2</sub> on the rutile TiO<sub>2</sub>(110)-(1x1) surface by non-contact atomic force microscopy, Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences (2020)
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 +===== New PhD Student Erik Rheinfrank =====
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 +{{  :surface:news:erik.jpg?150|Erik Rheinfrank}}
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 +2020-Jun-02
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 +We welcome Erik Rheinfrank, who has joined to group as a new PhD student.
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 +===== Back! (More...) =====
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 +{{  :surface:news:after_corona.jpg?150|A tour through the labs}}
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 +2020-Jun-02
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 +Next phase in opening the university.  A tour through the labs shows more group members at work in the Freihaus, obeying social distancing rules.
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 +===== Back! (Cautiously...) =====
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 +{{  :surface:news:back.jpg?150|Margareta with mask}}
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 +2020-May-08
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 +The university is slowly opening up again, and we can start our experiments.  Margareta, who has now re-joined our group with her Richter project, is back in the lab.
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 +
 +===== Ulrike Diebold Wins 2020 Gerhard Ertl Lecture Award =====
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 +{{  :news:prof_ertl-portrait.jpg?150|Prof. Gerhard Ertl}}
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 +2020-May-06
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 +The [[https://www.fhi.mpg.de/gerhard-ertl-lecture-award|Ertl Lecture Award]] was established in 2008 by the three Berlin universities (Humboldt University, Technical University and Free University) and the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society to commemorate the awarding of the Nobel Prize to Gerhard Ertl in 2007. The prize includes a one-week research stay at the participating Berlin institutions and a festive evening lecture. This year the prize goes the head of the surface physics group, Ulrike Diebold.
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 +The award ceremony is currently scheduled to take place on Thursday, 10 December 2020, the anniversary of the Nobel Prize award to Gerhard Ertl. Ulrike will give a lecture with the title “Oxide Surface Chemistry at the Atomic Scale”.
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 +[[https://www.fhi.mpg.de/news-institute/ulrike-diebold-wins-2020-gerhard-ertl-lecture-award|Announcement by the Fritz-Haber-Institute]]
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 +
 +===== Second ERC Advanced Grant for Ulrike Diebold =====
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 +{{  :news:logo_erc.jpg?150|ERC}}
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 +2020-March-31
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 +Ulrike Diebold is awarded an ERC Grant.  In her project "Water at Oxides: A Fundamental Approach" or, in short,WatFun, she and her team will develop novel techniques to investigate 'wet' oxide surfaces at the atomic level.  The project relies heavily on the surface physics' group capability of combining liquid water with UHV-based measurements, in particular with non-contact AFM.  The planned reserach also builds on results from her previous ERC Advanced Grant 'OxideSurfaces'.
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 +[[ https://erc.europa.eu/news/erc-2019-advanced-grants-results |ERC 2019 Advanced Grant Results]]
 +[[https://www.tuwien.at/tu-wien/aktuelles/news/news/erc-grant-fuer-ulrike-diebold/|TU press release (in German)]]
 +[[https://science.orf.at/stories/3200463/|ORF]] [[https://www.derstandard.de/story/2000116384634/fuenf-advanced-grants-des-europaeischen-forschungsrats-gehen-nach-oesterreich|der standard]]
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 +===== Zoom! Celebration ====
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 +2020-March-20
 +{{  :surface:news:zoom_celebration_1.png?250|Zoom}}
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 +As is tradition in our group, we celebrate happy news.  What, exactly, we celebrate today is embargoed for the time being. Also, we are under lock-down because of coronavirus. Neither of these things stops us - cheers!
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 +===== 3S*20 a Big Success ====
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 +2020-March-06
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 +{{ :news:iap_at_3s20.jpg?200|The IAP crew at 3S'20}}
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 +Every two years, members of our institute organize the legendary Symposium on Surface Science [[[:3S20:|3S]] in St. Christoph am Arlberg, Austria. This year we are represented by a particularly large delegation. We discuss and present cutting edge science (including 2 lectures and 6 posters from the surface physics group) and we are having a great time skiing in the Austrian Alps.
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 +===== Iris Has a Baby  ======
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 +2020-Feb-12
 +{{  :surface:news:raphael_son_of_iris.jpeg?150|}}
 +  * Raphael has arrived!
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 +===== Visiting Professor from Chile  ======
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 +2020-Jan-15
 +{{  :surface:news:haber.jpg?100|}}
 +  * Patricio Häberle, a visiting professor from [[https://fisica.usm.cl/el-departamento/personal-academico/patricio-haberle-tapia/?lang=en|Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria]] in [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valpara%C3%ADso|Valparaiso]] is back! He will spend his sabbatical in our surface physics group.
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 +===== Open Position in UHV ncAFM  ======
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 +2020-Jan-09
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 +  * With Martin Setvin scheduled to leave us in July, we are looking for a replacement (6-year position).  For more info, see the ad. If you are possibly interested in applying, contact us directly. \ \ email: <php>iapmail('diebold');</php> ⋅ Phone: +43-1-58801-13425
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 +===== IWOX-12 Poster Prize to Giada  ======
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 +2020-Jan-09
 +{{  :surface:news:giada_iwox.jpeg?100|Dario Stacchiola, Giada Franceschi and Zdenek Dohnalek}}
 +  * Several members of the surface physics group attend the [[https://www.bnl.gov/iwox2020/accommodations.php|International Workshop on Oxide Surfaces, IWOX-12]] in Lake Placid, USA.  Giada Franceschi receives the coveted poster prize.  In the photo you can see her with the IWOX-12 organizers, Dario Stacchiola and Zdenek Donahlek.  Well done, Giada!
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 +===== Science: Board of Reviewing Editors  ======
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 +2020-Jan-01
 +{{  :surface:news:science.png?150|Logo}}
 +  * The new year brings new responsibilities: Ulrike Diebold is appointed to the [[https://www.sciencemag.org/about/editors-and-editorial-boards|Board of Reviewing Editors]] of [[https://www.sciencemag.org|Science Magazine]].
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 +===== Post-docs Give a Farewell Party ======
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 +2019-Dec-18
 +{{  :surface:news:hao_and_zhizhang.jpeg?150|At the party.}}
 +  * After spending a good year at the surface physics group, our friends from China are moving on to greener pastures. Zhizhang Wang will assume his new position at [[https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=2ahUKEwi1lc3U7MPmAhWBzoUKHUA7CEMQFjAAegQIAxAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fen.xmu.edu.cn%2F&usg=AOvVaw1b05xsUUxhwoFAeBiSNP50|Xianmen University]], and Hao Chen will start a post-doc at [[https://stm.lbl.gov|Berkeley]].  We learned a lot from them, and they also learned something from us - for example how to throw a party.
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 +===== Merry Xmas ======
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 +2019-Dec-11
 +{{  :surface:news:xmas_2019.png?200|The surface physics group & friends in the Kuppelsaal}}
 +  * At this year's IAP Xmas party, we take the opportunity to take a snapshot of our group & friends. We also take the opportunity to wish everyone who is reading this entry a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year!
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 +
 +===== Loschmidt-Prize for Jan Balajka ======
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 +2019-Dec-10
 +{{  :surface:news:jan_balajka_loschmidt.jpg?200|Jan Balajka is receiving Loschmidt Prize. Water drop is seen in the background.}}
 +  * Jan Balajka is one of two recipients of this year's [[https://www.cpg.univie.ac.at/loschmidt-preis/|Loschmidt Prize]]. This prize is awarded annually by the [[https://www.cpg.univie.ac.at|Austrian Chemical Physics Society CPG]] for an outstanding PhD thesis. Jan Balajka  received his doctorate in 2018; his thesis is entitled "Interaction of Titanium Dioxide Surfaces with Liquid Water".  He is currently a post-doc at [[http://hines.chem.cornell.edu/people.html|Cornell University, USA]]. Congratulations!
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 +===== ERC Grant for Gareth Parkinson =====
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 +2019-Dec-10
 +{{  :news:gareth.jpg?100|Gareth celebrating}}
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 +Gareth Parkinson receives a prestigious 'Consolidator Grant' from the [[https://erc.europa.eu|European Research Council, ERC]] for his project entitled "E-SAC: Evolving Single-Atom Catalysis: Fundamental Insights for Rational Design".  He will utilise the tools of surface science to design and investigate systems, where the size of catalytically active nanoclusters is pushed to the ultimate limit: single atoms.  Gareth has been working on this general theme for several years, funded by an [[https://www.fwf.ac.at/en/research-funding/fwf-programmes/start-programme/|FWF START prize]] that he received in 2015.  In E-SAC, Gareth and his team will significantly expand the types of materials and reactions studied. They will devise experiments that connect ultrahigh vacuum surface science with 'realistic' conditions and environments.
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 +[[https://www.tuwien.at/forschung/news/news/erc-grant-fuer-gareth-parkinson/|Press release TU Wien (in German)]]
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 +===== Science Prize of the City of Vienna 2019 goes to Ulrike Diebold =====
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 +2019-Dec-06
 +{{  ::news:stadt_wien_preis.jpg?200|Diebold}}
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 +Since 1947, the City of Vienna has been awarding its [[https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preis_der_Stadt_Wien_für_Naturwissenschaften|Science Prize]].  The list of winners includes renowned scientists such as Lise Meitner, Erwin Schrödinger, and Viktor E. Frankl.  This year the prize goes to Prof. Ulrike Diebold from our Institute of Applied Physics ([[https://www.ots.at/presseaussendung/OTS_20190812_OTS0045/preise-der-stadt-wien-2019|Press release of the city of Vienna (in German)]]).  During the award ceremony at Vienna's city hall, she was introduced with a short video (in Viennese German).
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 +[[https://www.tuwien.at/tu-wien/aktuelles/news/news/wissenschaftspreis-fuer-ulrike-diebold/|Press release TU Wien]]
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===== Recognition, Cash, and Career Advancement for Martin Setvin  ===== ===== Recognition, Cash, and Career Advancement for Martin Setvin  =====
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For his outstanding habilitation thesis, Martin Setvin receives the [[http://www.kardinal-innitzer-fonds.at/preistraeger.html|'Förderpreis des Kardinal Innitzer Studienfonds']], which is awarded annually by the Archbishop of Vienna, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christoph_Schönborn|Cardinal Schönborn]].  Setvin is also a recent recipient of a prestigious GACR EXPRO grant, which supports excellence in fundamental research.  His  project "Ferroelectric Perovskites for Energy Conversion" was funded with 1.3 M Euros. He will use this money to build his research group when he assumes his professorship at [[https://fsv.cuni.cz/en?gclid=Cj0KCQiA2b7uBRDsARIsAEE9XpHOrFl6rjxudiEt0LDxDWUJOk06QsuoLBBKiZnginnLDsXFzObooMMaAjfdEALw_wcB|Charles University]] in Prague. For his outstanding habilitation thesis, Martin Setvin receives the [[http://www.kardinal-innitzer-fonds.at/preistraeger.html|'Förderpreis des Kardinal Innitzer Studienfonds']], which is awarded annually by the Archbishop of Vienna, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christoph_Schönborn|Cardinal Schönborn]].  Setvin is also a recent recipient of a prestigious GACR EXPRO grant, which supports excellence in fundamental research.  His  project "Ferroelectric Perovskites for Energy Conversion" was funded with 1.3 M Euros. He will use this money to build his research group when he assumes his professorship at [[https://fsv.cuni.cz/en?gclid=Cj0KCQiA2b7uBRDsARIsAEE9XpHOrFl6rjxudiEt0LDxDWUJOk06QsuoLBBKiZnginnLDsXFzObooMMaAjfdEALw_wcB|Charles University]] in Prague.
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===== Doctor Honoris Causa  ===== ===== Doctor Honoris Causa  =====
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[[https://www.vutbr.cz/vut/aktuality-f19528/brnenska-technika-si-pripomenula-listopadove-udalosti-akademickym-ceremonialem-d192154|Press release (in Czech)]] [[https://www.vutbr.cz/vut/aktuality-f19528/brnenska-technika-si-pripomenula-listopadove-udalosti-akademickym-ceremonialem-d192154|Press release (in Czech)]]
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 +===== Jesus comes from Prague  =====
-\\+{{  :surface:news:jesus.png?100|Jesus in the lab}}
 +2019-October
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 +Jesus Ruben Lopez Redondo, a PhD student at the [[https://nanosurf.fzu.cz|nanosurf lab in Prague]], visits us for three months within the [[https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/node_en|Erasmus+ program]].  He is working with Martin Setvin on the q+ machine.
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===== Group Hike: Myrafälle ===== ===== Group Hike: Myrafälle =====
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We go hiking.  Under the expert guidance of Michael Schmid, we take the train and, after a little bit of uphill and downhill, enjoy a relaxed lunch before we conquer the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myra_Falls_(Lower_Austria)|Myra Falls]] in Lower Austria. We go hiking.  Under the expert guidance of Michael Schmid, we take the train and, after a little bit of uphill and downhill, enjoy a relaxed lunch before we conquer the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myra_Falls_(Lower_Austria)|Myra Falls]] in Lower Austria.
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===== Hao: New Life, New Wife ===== ===== Hao: New Life, New Wife =====
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Hao Chen, who spent the last year of his PhD studies with us, defends his thesis in Dalian.  He will stay a few months in our group as a post-doc to wrap up his experiments on In<sub>2</sub>O<sub>3</sub>.  Also, on his short trip back home to China he got married. Congratulations! Hao Chen, who spent the last year of his PhD studies with us, defends his thesis in Dalian.  He will stay a few months in our group as a post-doc to wrap up his experiments on In<sub>2</sub>O<sub>3</sub>.  Also, on his short trip back home to China he got married. Congratulations!
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===== Academia Europaea ===== ===== Academia Europaea =====
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Ulrike Diebold is elected to membership in the [[https://www.ae-info.org|Academia Europaea]] Ulrike Diebold is elected to membership in the [[https://www.ae-info.org|Academia Europaea]]
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===== New Masters ===== ===== New Masters =====
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This summer, three people got even more involved with the surface physics group:  David Rath, who calculated the best configuration for an IRAS setup in his Masters thesis, is back to produce such a setup for real.  Nico Resch starts his Masters thesis working with Gareth on single-atom-catalysis-related things.  And Sebastian Brandstetter is excited to start a Masters thesis within an FFG-funded project joint with the [[http://www.iap.tuwien.ac.at/www/interface/index|Valtiner group]] and [[https://www.berndorfband-group.com/en/|Berndorf Ges.m.b.H]] looking at stainless steel. (Well, not really: single crystals that have the composition of stainless steel, of course.) This summer, three people got even more involved with the surface physics group:  David Rath, who calculated the best configuration for an IRAS setup in his Masters thesis, is back to produce such a setup for real.  Nico Resch starts his Masters thesis working with Gareth on single-atom-catalysis-related things.  And Sebastian Brandstetter is excited to start a Masters thesis within an FFG-funded project joint with the [[http://www.iap.tuwien.ac.at/www/interface/index|Valtiner group]] and [[https://www.berndorfband-group.com/en/|Berndorf Ges.m.b.H]] looking at stainless steel. (Well, not really: single crystals that have the composition of stainless steel, of course.)
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-===== Prize of the City of Vienna 2019 goes to Ulrike Diebold ===== 
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-{{ :news:ulrike_diebold.jpg?200|Ulrike Diebold}} 
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-2019-Aug-12 
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-Every year the city of Vienna awards nine prize-winners for their life's work in arts, culture and sciences.  
-In 2019 the Prize of the City of Vienna (endowed with 10,000 Euros each) for Science goes to Prof. Ulrike Diebold from our Institute of Applied Physics.  
-Congratulations Ulrike! 
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-[[https://www.ots.at/presseaussendung/OTS_20190812_OTS0045/preise-der-stadt-wien-2019|Press release of the city of Vienna (in German)]]. 
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===== Honza ====== ===== Honza ======
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  * Jan Hulva, aka Honza, defends his PhD thesis "Studies of Adsorptionon Magnetite (001) Using Molecular Beams".  Prof. Hajo Freund from the Fritz Haber Institute in Berlin acts as the external examiner.  From Honza's extensive body of results we learn a lot about single atom catalysis - his thesis is truly something to be proud of.  Congratulations!   * Jan Hulva, aka Honza, defends his PhD thesis "Studies of Adsorptionon Magnetite (001) Using Molecular Beams".  Prof. Hajo Freund from the Fritz Haber Institute in Berlin acts as the external examiner.  From Honza's extensive body of results we learn a lot about single atom catalysis - his thesis is truly something to be proud of.  Congratulations!
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  * Jonas Gloss, Jiri Pavelec, and Peter Lackner successfully defend their PhD theses entitled, respectively, "Metastable iron-nickel thin films", "Surface chemistry setup and adsorption of CO<sub>2</sub> on Fe<sub>3</sub>O<sub>4</sub>(001)", and "Surface science studies on zirconia thin-film model systems".  They shine during the defense, and even more so afterwards.  Congratulations!   * Jonas Gloss, Jiri Pavelec, and Peter Lackner successfully defend their PhD theses entitled, respectively, "Metastable iron-nickel thin films", "Surface chemistry setup and adsorption of CO<sub>2</sub> on Fe<sub>3</sub>O<sub>4</sub>(001)", and "Surface science studies on zirconia thin-film model systems".  They shine during the defense, and even more so afterwards.  Congratulations!
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===== How to be precise ====== ===== How to be precise ======
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  * Our paper [[https://journals.aps.org/prmaterials/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.3.043802|"Pushing the detection of cation nonstoichiometry to the limit"]] by Michele Riva et al. appears in Physical Review Materials, where it is  featured as [[https://journals.aps.org/prmaterials/|Editor's Suggestion]]. We show how one can use STM to detect minute changes in the composition of complex oxide materials. By quantitatively evaluating surface structures of SrTiO<sub>3</sub>(110), and exploiting their exquisite sensitivity to stoichiometry changes, we can determine the composition of the deposited material with a sensitivity of 0.1%, at least ten times better than other customary techniques.   * Our paper [[https://journals.aps.org/prmaterials/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.3.043802|"Pushing the detection of cation nonstoichiometry to the limit"]] by Michele Riva et al. appears in Physical Review Materials, where it is  featured as [[https://journals.aps.org/prmaterials/|Editor's Suggestion]]. We show how one can use STM to detect minute changes in the composition of complex oxide materials. By quantitatively evaluating surface structures of SrTiO<sub>3</sub>(110), and exploiting their exquisite sensitivity to stoichiometry changes, we can determine the composition of the deposited material with a sensitivity of 0.1%, at least ten times better than other customary techniques.
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