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 or artistic career Surfaces and Interfaces at the Nanoscale Jan 2009

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  • Surfaces and Interfaces at the Nanoscale, Professor


Control of Molecular Orbital Ordering Using a van der Waals Monolayer Ferroelectric

Mohammad Amini, Orlando Silveira Júnior, Viliam Vano, Jose Lado, Adam Foster, Peter Liljeroth, Kezilebieke Shawulienu 2023 Advanced Materials

Differences in Molecular Adsorption Emanating from the (2 × 1) Reconstruction of Calcite(104)

Jonas Heggemann, Yashasvi S. Ranawat, Ondřej Krejčí, Adam S. Foster, Philipp Rahe 2023 Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

Water adsorption lifts the (2 × 1) reconstruction of calcite(104)

Jonas Heggemann, Simon Aeschlimann, Tobias Dickbreder, Yashasvi S. Ranawat, Ralf Bechstein, Angelika Kühnle, Adam S. Foster, Philipp Rahe 2023 Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics

Droplet slipperiness despite surface heterogeneity at molecular scale

Sakari Lepikko, Ygor Morais Jaques, Muhammad Junaid, Matilda Backholm, Jouko Lahtinen, Jaakko Julin, Ville Jokinen, Timo Sajavaara, Maria Sammalkorpi, Adam Foster, Robin Ras 2023 Nature Chemistry

On-surface synthesis of disilabenzene-bridged covalent organic frameworks

Kewei Sun, Orlando J. Silveira, Yujing Ma, Yuri Hasegawa, Michio Matsumoto, Satoshi Kera, Ondřej Krejčí, Adam S. Foster, Shigeki Kawai 2023 Nature Chemistry

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

Water Dimer-Driven DNA Base Superstructure with Mismatched Hydrogen Bonding

Shuning Cai, Lauri Kurki, Chen Xu, Adam S. Foster, Peter Liljeroth 2022 Journal of the American Chemical Society

Precise atom manipulation through deep reinforcement learning

I-Ju Chen, Markus Aapro, Abraham Kipnis, Alexander Ilin, Peter Liljeroth, Adam Foster 2022 Nature Communications

Practical considerations for feature assignment in high-speed AFM of live cell membranes

Damien Hall, Adam S. Foster 2022 Biophysics and Physicobiology

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, Hapala Hapala 2022 ACS Nano