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G. (George) Palasantzas, Prof Dr

Full Professor in Physics (Surface interactions and Nanostructures)

Expertise

Nanoscale surface roughness, Casimir forces, Nano/microelectromechanical systems, Nanoparticles, Kinetic roughening, Scanning probe microscopy, Adhesion
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Education Courses: Mathematical Physics (BSc Physics, 1st year), Electronics (BSc Biomedical Engineering, 3rd year), Surface Interactions in Electromechanical Systems (MSc Applied Physics, 1st year)
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Representative  publications:
*Casimir Force Contrast Between Amorphous and Crystalline Phases of AIST,
Adv. Funct. Mat.
*Significance of the Casimir force and surface roughness for actuation dynamics of MEMS,
Phys. Rev. B   
*Sensitivity of micromechanical actuation on amorphous to crystalline phase transformations under the influence of Casimir forces,
Phys. Rev. B       
*Casimir forces from conductive silicon carbide surfaces,
Phys. Rev. B   
*Synthesis and exceptional thermal stability of Mg-based bimetallic nanoparticles during hydrogenation,
Nanoscale   
*Influence of surface roughness on dispersion forces ( Review Article),
Advances in Colloid and Interface Science.    
*Roughness controlled superhydrophobicity onsingle nanometer length scale with metal nanoparticles ,
Royal Society Chemistry Advances  
*Nonlinear actuation dynamics of driven Casimir oscillators with rough surfaces, 
Phys. Rev. Applied  
*Casimir force measurements from silicon carbide surfaces ,
Phys. Rev. B  
*Synthesis and morphology of iron–iron oxide core–shell nanoparticles produced by high pressure gas condensation,
Nanotechnology
*Capillary-force measurement on SiC surfaces,
Phys. Rev. E  
*Control surface wettability with nanoparticles from phase-change materials,
Appl. Phys. Lett.
*Strategies to initiate and control the nucleation behavior of bimetallic nanoparticles, 
Nanoscale
*Global consequences of a local Casimir force: Adhered cantilever, 
Appl.Phys.Lett
*Rough Electrode Creates Excess Capacitance in Thin-Film Capacitors, 
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces
*Chaotic behavior in Casimir oscillators: A case study for phase-change materials,  Phys. Rev. E
*Shape and structural motifs control of MgTi bimetallic nanoparticles using hydrogen and methane as trace impurities, 
Nanoscale
*Dependence of chaotic actuation dynamics of Casimir oscillators on optical properties and electrostatic effects, 
EPJB
*Dependence of chaotic behavior on optical properties and electrostatic effects in double-beam torsional Casimir actuation, 
Phys. Rev. E
*Measurement of the Casimir force in a gas and in a liquid,
Phys. Rev. B (Rapid Com.)
*Roughness dependent wettability of sputtered copper thin films: The effect of the local surface slope,
J. Appl. Phys.
*Sensitivity of chaotic behavior to low optical frequencies of a double-beam torsional actuator,
Phys. Rev. E
*Roughness-dependent wetting behavior of vapor-deposited metallic thin films,
Phys.Rev.E
*Dependence of non-equilibrium Casimir forces on material optical properties toward chaotic motion during device actuation (Featured article),
Chaos
*Effect of Airborne Hydrocarbons on the Wettability of Phase Change Nanoparticle Decorated Surfaces,
ACS Nano
*Comparison of Casimir forces and electrostatics from conductive SiC-Si/C and Ru surfaces,
Phys. Rev. B
*Gas-Phase Synthesis of Tunable-Size Germanium Nanocrystals by Inert Gas Condensation,
Chemistry of Materials
*Sensitivity of non-equilibrium Casimir forces on low frequency optical properties towards chaotic motion of microsystems: Drude vs. Plasma model (Featured article),
Chaos
*Measuring the Dispersion Forces Near the van der Waals–Casimir Transition,
Phys. Rev. Applied
*Applications of Casimir forces: Nanoscale actuation and adhesion, Featured Article,
Appl. Phys. Lett.
*Tunable wettability of polymer films by partial engulfment of nanoparticles,
Phys. Rev. Materials
*Casimir and electrostatic forces from Bi2Se3 thin films of varying thickness,
Phys. Rev. B Letters
*Tailoring Growth Kinetics toward a Size-Dependent Work Function of Ge Nanocrystals Synthesized by Inert Gas Condensation,
J. Phys. Chem. C
*Sensitivity of actuation dynamics on normal and lateral Casimir forces: Interaction of phase change and topological insulator materials,
Chaos __________________________________________
Research/Outreach-related  activities:
*AIPScilight:
Unanswered questions about the application of Casimir forces  
*Casimir effect put to work as a nano-switch / 
New Scientist  
*Licht uit leegte 
(Volkskrant)
*Specia Issue:
CASIMIR PHYSICS        
*National Science Agenda:
Casimir Natuurkunde voor innovatie: waarom is dit nuttig?
*Casimir Physics workshop 2016:
Casimir and van der Waals Physics: Progress and Prospects (2016) 
*Casimir physics in the
Zernike Institute news
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Biggest unanswered questions in Physics  | we are not done yet....!
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World Technology Evaluation
*Is Quantum Reality
Analog after All?
*Rough Line Edge Estimation from
SEM Images
*Predicted and proven, but yet to be tamed:
uncovering the mysteries of the Casimir force

Other positions

Member Faculty Council FSE
Member Programme Committee Physics & Applied Physics
Member BSA Committee
Member Finance Committee (Faculty Council FSE)
Last modified:06 October 2022 1.49 p.m.