Surface and Nanoscience Group
The primary research of the group is the study of the outermost layers of materials (from atomic layer to a micron thick) to understand how they interact with their environment; development of new models to describe that behaviour and to apply that knowledge to the development of new materials and devices for application in advanced technologies.
This includes theoretical studies of the atomic and electronic structure of clean metallic and semiconductor surfaces and the effect of the interaction of various absorbates on such surfaces; theoretical studies of the formation and properties of carbon and non-carbon nanotubes.
Professor John O’Connor
Phone +61 (0)2 4921 5439
Fax: +61 (0)2 4921 6898