Category Archives: nanoscience

in memoriam of Mildred Dresselhaus

This year I have been invited to the ETSF Young Researchers Meeting to deliver a very special presentation: a talk in memoriam of Mildred Dresselhaus. I have accepted the invitation and saw it both as an honor and a duty … Continue reading

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First-Principles Design of Novel Materials for Spintronics Applications

Here comes a summary of my work (Z. Zanolli Sci Rep 2016) for a wider public. Highlighted in the spring 2017 issue of the InSiDE magazine (Innovatives Supercomputing in Deutschland). Online and as downloadable .pdf here: INSIDE_First-Principles Design of Novel … Continue reading

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DFT & Electron Holography

Just accepted in Physical Review Letters! Quantitative agreement between electron-optical phase images of WSe2 and simulations based on electrostatic potentials that include bonding effects S. Borghardt, F. Winkler, Z. Zanolli, M. J. Verstraete, J. Barthel, A. H. Tavabi, R. E. … Continue reading

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Metal-Insulator in semiconductor surfaces

Just published! Quasi-One-Dimensional Metal-Insulator Transitions in Compound Semiconductor Surfaces. Existing examples of Peierls-type 1D systems on surfaces involve depositing metallic overlayers on semiconducting substrates, in particular, at step edges. Here we propose a new class of Peierls system on the … Continue reading

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Spintronics by Design

My work “Graphene-multiferroic interfaces for spintronics applications” has just been published on Scientific Reports. First principles calculations tell us the best way to combine the properties of two class of materials – graphene and multiferroics – in a new hybrid … Continue reading

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May 31st: deadline for the 21st ETSF workshop

Dear Theoretical Spectroscopy Scientist, the deadline to submit an abstract to the 21ETSF workshop is approaching fast! We need *you* to make it a successful meeting.  But – most important – you need this workshop to – showcase your best … Continue reading

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Harry Kroto

A simple thought for Harry Kroto, 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Curl and Smalley for the discovery of C60 – fullerene. Graphics is my own. G M T Detect language Afrikaans Albanian Arabic Armenian Azerbaijani Basque Belarusian Bengali Bosnian … Continue reading

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