Surface Physics
Research Group

Recent Publications

  1. “Melting Mechanisms in Monolayers of Flexible Rod-shaped Molecules,” Y. Hansen, H. Taub, Phys. Rev. Lett. 69, 652 (1992)
  2. “The Mechanism of Melting in Submonolayer Films of Nitrogen Molecules Adsorbed on the Basal Planes of Graphite,” F. Y. Hansen, L. W. Bruch, and H. Taub, Phys. Rev. B 52, 8515-8527 (1995).
  3. “Solvent Effects on the Monolayer Structure of Long n-Alkane Molecules Adsorbed on Graphite,” K. W. Herwig, B. Matthies, and H. Taub, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 3154-3157 (1995).
  4. “Neutron Diffraction Investigation of the S2 Monolayer Phase of Ethane Physisorbed on Graphite,” J. C. Newton and H. Taub, Surf. Sci. 364, 273-278 (1996).
  5. “Molecular Dynamics Simulations of the Dynamical Excitations in Commensurate Submonolayer Films of Nitrogen Molecules on Graphite,” F. Y. Hansen, L. W. Bruch, and H. Taub, Phys. Rev. B 54, 14077-14081 (1996).
  6. “Quasielastic Neutron Scattering and Molecular Dynamics Simulation Studies of the Melting Transition in Butane and Hexane Monolayers Adsorbed on Graphite,” K. W. Herwig, Z. Wu, P. Dai, H. Taub, and F. Y. Hansen, J. Chem. Phys. 107, 5186-5196 (1997).
  7. “Neutron Diffraction Studies of the Structure, Growth, and Melting of Intermediate-length n-Alkane Films Adsorbed on Graphite,” H. Taub , F. Y. Hansen, K. W. Herwig, and B. Matthies, Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Nucleation and Non-linear Problems in First-order Phase Transitions, St. Petersburg, Russia, 29 June to 3 July 1998; Inorganic Materials 35, 847-851 (1999).
  8. “The Mechanism of Melting in Monolayer Films of Short- and Intermediate-length n-Alkanes Adsorbed on Graphite,” F. Y. Hansen and H. Taub, Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Nucleation and Non-linear Problems in First-order Phase Transitions, St. Petersburg, Russia, 29 June to 3 July 1998; Inorganic Materials 35, 586-593 (1999).
  9. “Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction Study of the Structure and Growth of Xe Films Adsorbed on the Ag(111) Surface,” Pengcheng Dai, Z. Wu, T. Angot, S.-K. Wang, H. Taub, and S. N. Ehrlich, Phys. Rev. B 59, 15464-15479 (1999).
  10. “Intramolecular and Lattice Melting in n-Alkane Monolayers: An Analog of Melting in Lipid Bilayers,” F. Y. Hansen, K. W. Herwig, B. Matthies, and H. Taub, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 2362-2365 (1999).
  11. “Diffusive Motion in Model Soft Matter Systems: Quasielastic Neutron Scattering Study of Short- and Intermediate-Length Alkane Layers,” D. Fuhrmann, L. Criswell, H. Mo, H. Taub, K. W. Herwig, U. G. Volkmann, and F. Y. Hansen, Proceedings of the Second European Conference on Neutron Scattering, Budapest, Hungary, 1-4 September 1999; Physica B 276-278, 345-346 (2000).
  12. “Dynamics of Intermediate-Length Alkane Films Adsorbed on Graphite,” K. W. Herwig, D. Fuhrmann, L. Criswell, H. Taub, F. Y. Hansen, R. Dimeo, and D. A. Neumann, Proceedings of the International Workshop on Dynamics in Confinement, Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble, France, 26 - 29 January, 2000; J. Phys. IV France 10, 157-160 (2000).
  13. “Growth of n-Alkane Films on a Single-Crystal Substrate,” Z. Wu, S. N. Ehrlich, B. Matthies, K. W. Herwig, Pengcheng Dai, U. G. Volkmann, F. Y. Hansen, and H. Taub, Chem. Phys. Lett. 348, 168-174 (2001).
  14. “Effects of Chain Branching on the Monolayer Structure of Alkanes at Interfaces: A Neutron and Helium Atom Scattering Study,” D. Fuhrmann, A. P. Graham, L. Criswell, H. Mo, B. Matthies, K. W. Herwig, and H. Taub, Proceedings of the 19th European Conference on Surface Science, Madrid, Spain, September 5 - 8, 2000; Surf. Sci. 482-485, 77-82 (2001).
  15. “High-Resolution Ellipsometric Study of an n-Alkane Film, Dotriacontane, Adsorbed on a SiO2 Surface,” U. G. Volkmann, M. Pino, L. A. Altamirano, H. Taub, and F. Y. Hansen, J. Chem. Phys. 116, 2107-2115 (2002).
  16. “A Novel Growth Mode of Alkane Films on a SiO2 Surface,” H. Mo, H. Taub, U. G. Volkmann, M. Pino, S. N. Ehrlich, F. Y. Hansen, E. Lu, and P. Miceli, Chem. Phys. Lett. 377, 99-105 (2003).
  17. “Intramolecular Diffusive Motion in Alkane Monolayers Studied by High-resolution Quasielastic Neutron Scattering and Molecular Dynamics Simulations,” F. Y. Hansen, L. Criswell, D. Fuhrmann, K. W. Herwig, A. Diama, R. M. Dimeo, D. A. Neumann, U. G. Volkmann, and H. Taub, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92 , 046103 (2004). Selected for listing in the February 9, 2004 issue of the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology.
  18. “Slow Diffusive Motions in a Monolayer of Tetracosane Adsorbed on Graphite,” H. Taub, F. Y. Hansen, L. Criswell, D. Fuhrmann, K. W. Herwig, A. Diama, R. M. Dimeo, D. A. Neumann, and U. G. Volkmann, in Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Slow Dynamics in Complex Systems, Sendai, Japan, 3-8 November, 2003; AIP Conference Proceedings 708, 201-204.
  19. “Analysis of the Center of Mass-, Rotational-, and Intramolecular Diffusive Motions in a Monolayer Film of Intermediate-Length Alkane Molecules Adsorbed on a Solid Surface,” F. Y. Hansen and H. Taub, in Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Slow Dynamics in Complex Systems, Sendai, Japan, 3-8 November, 2003; AIP Conference Proceedings 708, 233-236.
  20. “Studies of the Structure and Growth Mode of Dotriacontane Films by Synchrotron X-ray Scattering and Molecular Dynamics Simulations,” H. Mo. S. Trogisch, H. Taub, S. N. Ehrlich, U. G. Volkmann, F. Y. Hansen and M. Pino, in Proceedings of the Eleventh Workshop on Surface Dynamics: Phonons, Adsorbate Vibrations, and Diffusion, Meramec State Park, Sullivan, Missouri, 3 October, 2003; J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 16, S2905-S2910.
  21. “Structure and Growth of Dotriacontane Fiulms on SiO2 and Ag(111) Surfaces: Synchrotron X-ray Scattering and Molecular Dynamics Simulations,” H. Mo, S. Trogisch, H. Taub, S. N. Ehrlich, U. G. Volkmann, F. Y. Hansen and M. Pino, in Proceedings of the Eleventh Latin American Conference of Surface Science and Its Applications, Pucon, Chile, 7-12 December, 2003; Phys. Stat. Sol. (a) 201, 2375-2380 (2004).
  22. “Ellipsometric and Neutron Diffraction Study of Pentane Physisorbed on Graphite,” F. Kruchten, K. Knorr, U. G. Volkmann, H. Taub, F. Y. Hansen, B. Matthies, and K. W. Herwig, Langmuir 21, 7507-7512 (2005).
  23. “Atomic Force Microscopy Measurements of Topography and Friction on Dotriacontane Films Adsorbed on a SiO2 Surface,” S. Trogisch, M. J. Simpson, H. Taub, U. G. Volkmann, M. Pino, and F. Y Hansen, J. Chem. Phys 123, 154703 (2005). Selected for listing in the October 31, 2005 issue of the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology.
  24. “Studies of Dynamical Layering in Adsorbed Organic Films,” A. Diama, M. Simpson, H. Taub, F. Y. Hansen, R. M. Dimeo, D. A. Neumann, K. W. Herwig, and U. G. Volkmann, QENS2006:  The Eighth International Conference on Quasi-Elastic Neutron Scattering, Materials Research Society Proceedings, page 89-94 (2006).
  25. “A Comparative Study of Normal and Branched Alkane Monolayer Films of Relevance to Nanolubrication:  I.  Structure,” A. D. Enevoldsen, F.Y. Hansen, A. Diama, L. Criswell, and H. Taub, J. Chem.Phys. 126, 104703 (2007).
  26. “A Comparative Study of Normal and Branched Alkane Monolayer Films of Relevance to Nanolubrication:  II.  Dynamics,” A. D. Enevoldsen, F.Y. Hansen, A. Diama, H. Taub, R. M. Dimeo, D. A. Neumann, and J. R.D. Copley, J. Chem. Phys. 126, 104704 (2007).
  27. “Nanoscale Observation of Delayering in Alkane Films,” M. Bai, K. Knorr, M. J. Simpson, S. Trogisch, H. Taub, S. N. Ehrlich, H. Mo, U. G. Volkmann, F. Y. Hansen, Europhys. Lett. 79, 26003, 1-6 (2007).
  28. “Writing Scheme Teaches Science to Non-scientists,” H. Taub and D. Hanuscin, Physics Education 43, 562-564 (2007).
  29. “Explanation and Correction of False Step Heights in Amplitude Modulation Atomic force Microscopy Measurements on Alkane Films,” M. Bai, S. Trogisch, S. Magonov, and H. Taub, Ultramicroscopy 108, 946-952 (2008).
  30. “Decomposition of Molecular Motions into Translational, Rotational, and Intramolecular parts by a Projection Operator Technique,” F. Y. Hansen and H. Taub, Commun. Comput. Phys. 6, 231-246 (2009). 
  31. “Structure and Phase Transitions of Monolayers of Intermediate-length n-alkanes on Graphite Studied by Neutron Diffraction and Molecular Dynamics Simulation,” A. Diama, B. Matthies, K. W. Herwig, F. Y. Hansen, L. Criswell, H. Mo, M. Bai, and H. Taub, J. Chem. Phys. 131, 084707 (2009).
  32. “Structure and growth of vapor-deposited n-dotriacontane films studied by x-ray reflectivity” Valeria del Campo, Edgardo Cisternas, Haskell Taub, Ignacio Vergara, Tomás Corrales, Pamela Soza, Ulrich G. Volkmann, Mengjun Bai, Siao-Kwan Wang, Flemming Y. Hansen, Haiding Mo, Steven N. Ehrlich, Langmuir, 25, 12962-12967 (2009)
  33. “Crystalline-to-plastic phase transitions in molecularly thin n-dotriacontane filmsadsorbed on solid surfaces,” Edgardo A. Cisternas, Tomás P. Corrales, Valeria del Campo, Pamela A. Soza, Ulrich G.Volkmann, Mengjun Bai, Haskell Taub and Flemming Y. Hansen, J. Chem. Phys. 131, 114705 (2009)
  34. “Localized Diffusive Motion on Two Different Time Scales in Alkane Nanoparticles,” S.-K. Wang, E. Mamontov, M. Bai, F. Y. Hansen, H. Taub, J. R. D. Copley, V. García Sakai, G. Gasparovic, T. Jenkins, M. Tyagi, K. W. Herwig, D. Neumann, W. Montfrooij, and U. G. Volkmann, Europhysics Lett. 91, 66007, 1-6 (2010). 
  35. “Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Lateral Friction in Contact-Mode Atomic Force Microscopy of Alkane Films: the Role of Molecular Flexibility,” P. Soza, F. Y. Hansen, H. Taub, M. Kiwi, E. Cisternas, U. G. Volkmann, and V. del Campo, Europhys. Lett. 95, 36001, 1-6 (2011)
  36. “Study of Water Diffusion on Single-supported Bilayer Lipid Membranes by Quasielastic Neutron Scattering,” M. Bai, A. Miskowiec, F. Y. Hansen, H. Taub, T. Jenkins, M. Tyagi, S. O. Diallo, E. Mamontov, K. W. Herwig, S.-K. Wang, Europhys. Lett. 98, 48006, 1-6 (2012).
  37. “Diffusion of Water and Selected Atoms in DMPC Lipid Bilayer Membranes,” F. Y. Hansen, G. H. Peters, H. Taub, and A. Miskowiec, J. Chem. Phys. 137, 204919, 1-15 (2012).
  38. “On the Freezing Behavior and Diffusion of Water in Proximity to Single-Supported Zwitterionic and Anionic Bilayer Lipid Membranes, A. Miskowiec, Z. N. Buck, M. C. Brown, H. Kaiser, F. Y. Hansen, G. M. King, H. Taub, R. Jiji, J. W. Cooley, M. Tyagi, S. O. Diallo, E. Mamontov, and K. W. Herwig, Europhys. Lett. 107, 28008, 1-6 (2014). Selected by EPL as a highlighted article of the year.
  39. “The Spontaneous Formation of Nano Patterns in Velocity-Dependent Dip-Coated Organic Films: from Dragonflies to Stripes,” T. Corrales, M. Bai, V. del Campo, P. Homm, P. Ferrari, A. Diama, C. Wagner, H. Taub, K. Knorr, M. Deutsch, M. J. Retamal, U. Volkmann, and P. Huber, ACS Nano 8, 9954–9963 (2014).
  40. “Structure and Dynamics of Water and Lipid Molecules in Charged Anionic DMPG Lipid Bilayer Membranes,” A. K. Rønnest, G. H. Peters, F. Y. Hansen, H. Taub, and A. Miskowiec, J. Chem. Phys. 144, 144904, 1-14 (2016).
  41. “On the Structure and Dynamics of Water Associated with Single-Supported Zwitterionic and Anionic Membranes, A. Miskowiec, Z. N. Buck, H. Kaiser, F. Y. Hansen, H. Taub, M. Tyagi, S. O. Diallo, E. Mamontov, and K. W. Herwig, J. Chem. Phys 146, 125102, 1-15 (2017).

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