Adam Foster

T304 Dept. Applied Physics

 the SIN group we apply and develop various atomistic and quantum mechanical simulation methods to study surface and interface physics at the nanoscale, with particular emphasis on working closely with experimentalists and technologists. We have comprehensive experience in applying first principles methods for studying nanoscale systems, including both quantum chemical and density functional based approaches, and static and dynamical treatments of atoms and electrons. Our research topics include nanoscale studies of friction, nanomanipulation, nanocatalysis, microelectronics, molecular electronics, self-assembly, solid-liquid interfaces, and are often partnered with state-of-art Scanning Probe Microscopy. For more information on the group please follow the links in the menu.

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Väisälä Prize

Award or honor granted for academic career Surfaces and Interfaces at the Nanoscale Jan 2009

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  • Surfaces and Interfaces at the Nanoscale, Professor


Automated Tip Functionalization via Machine Learning in Scanning Probe Microscopy

Benjamin Alldritt, Fedor Urtev, Niko Oinonen, Markus Aapro, Juho Kannala, Peter Liljeroth, Adam S. Foster 2022 Computer Physics Communications

Electrostatic Discovery Atomic Force Microscopy

Niko Oinonen, Chen Xu, Benjamin Alldritt, Filippo Federici Canova, Fedor Urtev, Shuning Cai, Ondřej Krejčí, Juho Kannala, Peter Liljeroth, Adam S. Foster 2022 ACS Nano

Biphenylene network: A nonbenzenoid carbon allotrope

Qitang Fan, Linghao Yan, Matthias R. Trip, Ondrej Krejci, Stavrina Dimosthenous, Stefan R. Kachel, Mengyi Chen, Adam Foster, Peter Liljeroth, J. Michael Gottfried 2021 Science

Electronic and Magnetic Characterization of Epitaxial CrBr3 Monolayers on a Superconducting Substrate

Shawulienu Kezilebieke, Orlando J. Silveira, Md N. Huda, Viliam Vaňo, Markus Aapro, Somesh Chandra Ganguli, Jouko Lahtinen, Rhodri Mansell, Sebastiaan van Dijken, Adam S. Foster, Peter Liljeroth 2021 Advanced Materials

High-Speed Atomic Force Microscopy of the Structure and Dynamics of Calcite Nanoscale Etch Pits

Kazuki Miyata, Kazuyoshi Takeuchi, Yuta Kawagoe, Peter Spijker, John Tracey, Adam S. Foster, Takeshi Fukuma 2021 Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

Predicting hydration layers on surfaces using deep learning

Yashasvi S. Ranawat, Ygor M. Jaques, Adam S. Foster 2021 Nanoscale Advances

Water Orientation at the Calcite-Water Interface

Hagen Söngen, Simon J. Schlegel, Ygor Morais Jaques, John Tracey, Saman Hosseinpour, Doyk Hwang, Ralf Bechstein, Mischa Bonn, Adam S. Foster, Angelika Kühnle, Ellen H.G. Backus 2021 Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

Role of tip apices in scanning force spectroscopy on alkali halides at room temperature-chemical nature of the tip apex and atomic-scale deformations

Philipp Wagner, Adam Foster, Insook Yi, Masayuki Abe, Yoshiaki Sugimoto, Regina Hoffmann-Vogel 2021 Nanotechnology

Synthesis and Local Probe Gating of a Monolayer Metal-Organic Framework

Linghao Yan, Orlando J. Silveira, Benjamin Alldritt, Ondřej Krejčí, Adam S. Foster, Peter Liljeroth 2021 Advanced Functional Materials

Two-Dimensional Metal–Organic Framework on Superconducting NbSe2

Linghao Yan, Orlando J. Silveira, Benjamin Alldritt, Shawulienu Kezilebieke, Adam S. Foster, Peter Liljeroth 2021 ACS Nano