Highlights with ‘nanoscience’

A mechanically and electronically robust graphene-based molecular junction

A molecular device, which is both mechanically and electronically stable under operating conditions at room temperature has recently been developed. In the report in Nature Nanotechnology, researchers from Switzerland, the Netherlands, the UK, and Israel...

ReaxFF strikes back: the return of the gold nanoparticles

Their delivery power awakens In a recent combined experimental and computational study, it was shown that ReaxFF can realistically describe functonalized gold nanoparticles to understand and predict antibiotic release. This proves great promise for simulations...

Plasmon Enhanced Two Photon Absorption: Paper & Tutorial

The DIM/QM method for modeling plasmon-enhanced photochemical properties has recently been extended to several non-linear optical properties with damped cubic response theory. A recent paper by Zhongwei Hu and Lasse Jensen discusses the methods to...

Boron Nitride Nucleation through Chemical Vapor Depostion

Researchers from the University of Newcastle, Australia have used non-equilibrium ReaxFF molecular dynamics simulations to provide the first glimpse showing how boron nitride (BN) nanostructures form during boron oxide chemical vapor deposition (BOCVD) at the...

Advanced ReaxFF training workshops

We will be holding advanced AMS2018 hands-on workshops in China & Japan, in collaboration with our resellers and local universities. In China we will have two 2-day workshops in Beijing (22+23 October) and Dalian (24+25...

PhD position computational material science: designing quantum dots

A PhD position is available with Ivan Infante to use machine learning and advanced python workflows for predicting suitable precursors for new and improved quantum dots for solar cells and displays. The work will be...

EU Nanotech mission Japan: 14-16 February

See ADF in Action at Nanotech 2018 in Tokyo’s Big Sight! Fedor joins the EU Nanotech/SME cluster mission at the International Nanotechnology Exhibition & Conference. Come and discuss your research challenges and find out how...

Charge transport through single molecule conductors

Tetraphenylmethane tripod is a promising platform to support functional moieties considered for the fabrication of working elements in future molecular electronic devices. In this work, charge transport (conductance G) in molecular conductors supported by tetraphenylmethane...

Single material transistor from 2D PdS2

Thomas Heine and coworkers computationally designed a logical junction made from a single material, PdS2. Uniquely, 2D transition metal dichalcogenide PdS2 is semiconducting as a monolayer (ML) while it is semimetallic as a bilayer (BL). By exploiting...

Cysteine nanodroplet on a titania surface

Molecular Dynamic simulations based on a reactive force field (ReaxFF) have been shown to be the most appropriate method to characterize the adsorption of droplets of cysteine molecules on TiO2 rutile (110) slabs producing results...