Surface Analysis

Researchers at the London Centre for Nanotechnology have determined the structure of DNA from measurements on a single molecule, a
There is an urgent need to find new antibiotics as bacteria are constantly evolving and steadily becoming resistant to the current
Novel flexible, lightweight and low cost “plastic” electronics, including OLEDs and organic solar cells, rely on semiconducting...
Traditionally, phosphorus and arsenic atoms have been used as donors in silicon, donating electrons that make up the current that

Z. Xiao Guo

Prof Guo’s research interest focuses on multiscale simulations and syntheses of materials and nanostructures for applications in clean energy and healthcare technologies, particularly in hydrogen storage, carbon capture, energy catalysis, biofuel cells and biointerfaces. Fundamental theories are coupled with ab initio, molecular dynamics, cellular automata and finite element simulations for materials discovery, while selected materials are synthesised and harnessed by mechanochemical, self-assembly, deposition and precipitation methods.


When Watson and Crick discovered the DNA double helix nearly sixty years ago, they based their structure on an averaged X-ray diff
New nanoscale electronic state discovered on graphene sheets Researchers from the London Centre for Nanotechnology have discove
Differential stress induced by thiol adsorption on facetted nanocrystals When putting together a medical sensor for blood protein.
Ice exhibits a phenomenon known as pre-melting which was first alluded to by Michael Faraday in his ‘regelation' experiments...

Iain E. Dunlop

Dr Iain Dunlop's uses methods from nanotechnology and surface chemistry to address questions in cell biology. In vivo, cells determine their behaviour largely by reacting to their environments; in particular, they respond to specific signals that are located on surfaces that they come into contact with. Such signals are hugely important in ensuring each cell plays its role within multicellular organisms. However, because biological surfaces are complex, it can be difficult to know exactly which features are significant.