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prof. dr. G. (George) Palasantzas

Professor in Physics (Surface interactions and Nanostructures)


Research: Ranoscale surface roughness,   Casimir effect, Micro/Nanoelectromechanical systems, Nanoparticles, Kinetic roughening, Scanning probe microscopy, Adhesion, Friction / FULL-LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
Teaching: Mathematical (Physics, 1st year), Electronics (Physics, 2nd year), Electronics (Biomedical Technology, 3rd year)
Representative recent  publications:
*Casimir Force Contrast Between Amorphous and Crystalline Phases of AIST, Adv. Funct. Mat.
*Tuning structural motifs and alloying of bulk immiscible Mo–Cu bimetallic nanoparticles, Nanoscale 
*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    
*Graphene-on-Silicon Near-Field Thermophotovoltaic Cell, Phys. Rev. Applied  
*Casimir forces from conductive silicon carbide surfaces, Phys. Rev. B  
*Synthesis and exceptional thermal stability of Mg-based bimetallic nanoparticles during hydrogenation, Nanoscale  
*Surface engineering of the quality factor of metal coated microcantilevers, J. Apll. Phys   
*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 
*Influence of materials optical response on actuation dynamics by Casimir forces, J. Phys. Cond. Mat.
*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
Recent & current research-related  activities: 
*Casimir effect put to work as a nano-switch / New Scientist 
*Specia Issue: CASIMIR PHYSICS  
*ESF Research Networking Program CASIMIR  & Final evaluation RNP CASIMIR 
*National Science agenda (NL): Casimir Natuurkunde voor innovatie: waarom is dit nuttig?
*Casimir Physics workshop 2016: Casimir and van der Waals Physics: Progress and Prospect  (2016)
*Casimir physics in the Zernike Institute news
*Casimir force: From fundamental science to technology/ Condensed matter Division  (EPS) 2016
* Biggest unanswered questions in Physics  | we are not done yet....!
* World Technology Evaluation

Overige functies

Faculty Council FSE (Sept. 2017-Jun.2019)
Member Programme Committee Physics & Applied Physics
Member Exam Committee Top masters Nanoscience (Zernike)
Member Committee Research and Education (Faculty Council FSE)
Member Committee Personnel & Organization (Faculty Council FSE)
Member Library Committee FSE
Laatst gewijzigd:17 juli 2018 07:34