Dr Quanmin Guo

Senior Lecturer

School of Physics and Astronomy

Dr Quanmin Guo

Contact details

School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Biography

  • Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham, 2003
  • Lecturer, University of Birmingham, 1998-2003
  • Research Associate, University of Salford, 1997-1998
  • Research Associate, University of Liverpool, 1990-1997

Teaching

Physical processes at the nanometer scale
Fundamental physical processes such as atomic diffusion, molecular recognition and self-organisation on solid surfaces are investigated using scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM), atomic force microscopy (AFM) and electron spectroscopic techniques.

The aim of the research is to explore the behaviour of atoms and molecules on surfaces where nanoscale features are created artificially via either atom manipulation or self-assembly, and hence to understand the property and stability of nanoscale structures. Research in this field has a particular importance in guiding the industry towards the realisation of a new generation of quantum devices with nanometre scale dimensions.

Recent and ongoing research projects include:

  • Physics of zero-gradient stepped surfaces
  • Assembly of molecular monolayers
  • Nanoscale fabrication based on nanosphere lithography

Research

Physical processes at the nanometer scale
Fundamental physical processes such as atomic diffusion, molecular recognition and self-organisation on solid surfaces are investigated using scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM), atomic force microscopy (AFM) and electron spectroscopic techniques.

The aim of the research is to explore the behaviour of atoms and molecules on surfaces where nanoscale features are created artificially via either atom manipulation or self-assembly, and hence to understand the property and stability of nanoscale structures. Research in this field has a particular importance in guiding the industry towards the realisation of a new generation of quantum devices with nanometre scale dimensions.

Recent and ongoing research projects include:

  • Physics of zero-gradient stepped surfaces
  • Assembly of molecular monolayers
  • Nanoscale fabrication based on nanosphere lithography

Publications

Physics of zero-gradient stepped surfaces

  1. Yin, F., Palmer, R. E., and Guo, Q., Surf. Sci., 600 (2006) 1504
  2. Tang, L., Zhang, X., and Guo, Q., Langmiur, 26 (2010) 4860
  3. Toto, N., Ferrando, R., Guo, Q. and Johnston,R. L., Phys. Rev. B, 75 (2007) 195434

Assembly of molecular monolayers

  1. Guo, Q.,  In “Molecular self-assembly: Advances in Chemistry, biology and nanotechnology”. 2011, Nova Scientific Publishers. 
  2. Tang, L., Zhang, X., and Guo Q., Surf. Sci. 604 (2010) 1310.
  3. George, H., Palmer, R.E., Guo, Q., Bampos, N. and Sanders, J.K.M., Surf. Sci. 600 (2006) 3274
  4. Zhang, X., Yin, F., Palmer, R. E. and Guo, Q., Surf. Sci. 602 (2008) 885
  5. Zhang, X., Tang, L., and Guo. Q., J. Phys. Chem. C 114 (2010) 6433.
  6. Li, F.S., Tang, L., Zhou, W-C., and Guo, Q., Langmuir 26 (2010) 9498.
  7. Li, F.S., Tang, L., Zhou, W-C., and Guo, Q., J. Am.Chem. Soc. 132 (2010) 13059.

Nanoscale fabrication based on nanosphere lithography

  1. Guo, Q., Arnoux, C., and Palmer, R. E., Langmuir 17 (2001) 7150
  2. Su, G., Guo, Q., and Palmer, R. E., Langmuir, 19 (2003) 9669

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