Dr Quanmin Guo

Dr Quanmin Guo

School of Physics and Astronomy
Senior Lecturer

Contact details

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

Qualifications

  • Fellow of Institute of Physics
  • Chartered Physicist
  • PhD Physics (Lancaster)
  • BSc Engineering (Tsinghua)

Teaching

  • Year 1 Lecture: Optics and Waves
  • Year 2 Lecture: Statistical Physics
  • Year 1 Tutorials
  • Year 3 Tutorials
  • Year 4 Project supervision

Postgraduate supervision

Quanmin Guo’s research focuses on physical processes at the nanometre 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.

Dr Guo's recent and ongoing research projects include:

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

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Chen, K, Lu, H, Li, G, Zhang, J, Tian, Y, Gao, Y, Guo, Q, Lu, H & Gao, J 2020, 'Surface functionalization of porous In2O3 nanofibers with Zn nanoparticles for enhanced low-temperature NO2 sensing properties', Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, vol. 308, 127716, pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.snb.2020.127716

Zhang, X, Gao, J, Fan, X, Wang, Y, Ding, H, Qin, X, Jiang, S, Zhao, T, Zhu, G, Lu, H, Yang, Z, Lin, H, Li, Q, Chi, L, Pan, M & Guo, Q 2019, 'Orientational selective growth of single-atomic-layer gold nano-sheet via van der Waals interlocking and octanethiolate-confined molecular channels', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 123, no. 41, pp. 25228-25235. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b07149

Kaya, D, Wang, Y, Akyol, M, Karadag, F, Ekicibil, A & Guo, Q 2019, 'Self-defined transition states in hybrid C70-Au clusters by the scanning tunnelling microscope tip', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 123, no. 45, pp. 27945-27950. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b08293

Rokni Fard, M & Guo, Q 2019, 'Stability of (C60)m-Aun magic number clusters', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 123. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b05370

Wang, Y, Kaya, D, Gao, J & Guo, Q 2019, 'Stick-sudden-rotation and structural polymorphism of (C70)mAun hybrid nanoclusters', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 123, no. 20, pp. 12791-12796. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b01349

Holmes, S, Palmer, R & Guo, Q 2019, 'The diffusion of Au(CH3S)2 on Au(111) observed with the Scanning Tunneling Microscope', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 123, no. 39, pp. 24104-24110. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b06852

Rokni Fard, M & Guo, Q 2018, 'Biased Ostwald ripening in site-selective growth of two-dimensional gold clusters', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 122, no. 14, pp. 7801-7805. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b01624

Holmes, S, Gao, J, Tang, L, Li, F, Palmer, RE & Guo, Q 2018, 'Bridge-bonded methylthiolate on Au(111) observed with the scanning tunneling microscope', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, vol. 20, pp. 19486-19491. https://doi.org/10.1039/C8CP03684E

Kaya, D, Gao, J, Rokni Fard, M, Palmer, R & Guo, Q 2018, 'Controlled manipulation of magic number gold-fullerene clusters using scanning tunnelling microscopy', Langmuir, vol. 34, no. 28, pp. 8388-8392. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b01519

Gholhaki, S, Hung, S-H, Cant, DJH, Blackmore, CE, Shard, AG, Guo, Q, McKenna, KP & Palmer, RE 2018, 'Exposure of mass-selected bimetallic Pt-Ti nanoalloys to oxygen explored using scanning transmission electron microscopy and density functional theory', RSC Advances, vol. 8, pp. 27276-27282. https://doi.org/10.1039/C8RA02449A

Yan, C, Lu, H, Gao, J, Zhang, Y, Guo, Q, Ding, H, Wang, Y, Zhu, G, Yang, Z, Wang, C & Wei, F 2018, 'Improved NO2 sensing properties at low temperature using reduced graphene oxide nanosheet-In2O3 heterojunction nanofibers', Journal of Alloys and Compounds, vol. 741, pp. 908-917. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2018.01.209

Guo, L, Guo, Q, Wang, Y, Kaya, D, Palmer, R & Chen, G 2018, 'Orientational epitaxy of van der Waals molecular heterostructures', Nano Letters, vol. 18, pp. 5257-5261. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b02238

Li, N, Zhu, G, Hojamberdiev, M & Guo, Q 2018, 'Pd nanoparticle-decorated Bi4O5Br2 nanosheets with enhanced visible-light photocatalytic activity for degradation of bisphenol A', Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, A: Chemistry, vol. 356, pp. 440-450. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotochem.2018.01.029

Gao, J, Lin, H, Qin, X, Zhang, X, Ding, H, Wang, Y, Rokni Fard, M, Kaya, D, Zhu, G, Li, Q, Pan, M & Guo, Q 2018, 'Probing phase evolutions of Au-methyl-propyl-thiolate self-assembled monolayers on Au(111) at molecular level', Journal of Physical Chemistry B, vol. 122, pp. 6666-6672. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b03390

Gao, J, Li, F, Zhu, G, Yang, Z, Lu, H, Lin, H, Li, Q, Li, Y, Pan, M & Guo, Q 2018, 'Spontaneous breaking and re-making of the RS-Au-SR staple in self-assembled ethylthiolate/Au(111) interface', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 122, no. 34, pp. 19473−19480. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b04157, https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b04157

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