Fossil amber offers the unique opportunity to investigate an amorphous material that has been exploring its energy landscape for more than 110 million years of natural aging.
08 January 2019
Both structural glasses and disordered crystals are known to exhibit anomalous thermal, vibrational, and acoustic properties at low temperatures or low energies, what is still a matter of lively debate.
24 April 2018
We show that the magnetic ordering of coupled atomic dimers on a superconductor is revealed by their intragap spectral features.
Molecular wires are essential components for future nanoscale electronics. However, the preparation of individual long conductive molecules is still a challenge.
12 January 2018
The understanding of the origin of the intrinsic stress during the formation of polycrystalline thin films and coatings is a topic with deep technological implications, because residual intrinsic stress endures after the film is incorporated into a device. The accumulation of this stress under operating conditions causes the thermomechanical fatigue that is estimated to be responsible for 90% of mechanical failures in current devices.