Birmingham-Bath Collaboration Breeds Nature Communication
21 September 2015

The Birmingham-Bath Atomic Manipulation program, led by Richard and former PhD student Peter Sloan, now Faculty at Bath Physics, generated its first major “hit” with a paper in Nature Communications reporting the real-space imaging of hot electron dynamics at the Si(111)-7x7 surface via non-local atomic manipulation in the STM. The paper combined experiments from both labs, notably Tianluo Pan’s variable temperature STM work at Birmingham. Richard commented: "The Birmingham-Bath program is providing us with new eyes to visualise very fast electronic processes and so is relevant not just to electronics and computing but also improving the performance of solar cells designed to capture renewable energy." A link to the article is here; the news story made the front page of the Bath website.