Physics of the free surface of simple and complex liquids and solids (Microscopic Structure and Dynamics)

The free surface of a liquid metal - Gallium.

Relevant Publications:

Spontaneous Formation of Nanopatterns in Velocity-Dependent Dip-Coated Organic Films: From Dragonflies to Stripes
Tomas P. Corrales, Mengjun Bai, Valeria del Campo, Pia Homm, Piero Ferrari, Armand Diama, Christian Wagner, Haskell Taub, Klaus Knorr, Moshe Deutsch, Maria Jose Retamal, Ulrich G. Volkmann, and Patrick Huber
ACS Nano  (2014).

Towards bio-silicon interfaces: Formation of an ultra-thin self-hydrated artificial membrane composed of dipalmitoylphosphatdylcholine (DPPC) and chitosan deposited in high vacuum from the gas-phase [pdf]

Maria J. Retamal, Marcelo A. Cisternas, Sebastian E. Gutierrez-Maldano, Tomas Perez-Acle, Birger Seifert, Mark Busch, Patrick Huber, Ulrich G. Volkmann
Journal of Chemical Physics 141, 104201 (2014).
- see also the press release of the American Institute of Physics.

Transition from van der Waals to H-bridge dominated Interaction in n-Propanol physisorbed on Graphite [pdf]
Matthias Wolff, Frank Kruchten, Patrick Huber, Klaus Knorr, and Ulrich Volkmann
Physical Review Letters 106, 156103 (2011).

Comparison of the Monolayer Formation of Fluorinated and Nonfluorinated Amphiphilic Block Copolymers at the Air-Water Interface
Zheng Li, Volker Schön, Patrick Huber, Jörg Kressler, and Karsten Busse
Journal of Physical Chemistry B 113, 11841 (2009) .

Capillary waves' dynamics and critical damping in an ionic liquid [pdf]
Eli Sloutskin, Patrick Huber, Matthias Wolff, Ben Ocko, Anders Madsen, Michael Sprung, Volker Schön, Julian Baumert and Moshe Deutsch
Physical Review E (Rapid Communication) 77, 060601(R) (2008).

X-ray studies of copolymer/phospholipd mixtures at the water surface [pdf]
Volker Schön, Tommy Hofmann, Patrick Huber, Masa Fukuto, Ben Ocko, Sofiya Raleva and Bernd Stühn
Happy Easter Synchrotron Run at X22B, NSLS (USA)

Faraday instability in a surface-frozen liquid [pdf]
Patrick Huber, Viktor Soprunyuk, Jan Peter Embs, Christian Wagner, Moshe Deutsch and Satish Kumar
Physical Review Letters 94, 184504 (2005).

Short-range wetting at liquid gallium-bismuth alloy surfaces: X-ray measurements and square-gradient theory
[pdf]
Patrick Huber, Oleg Shpyrko, Peter Pershan, Ben Ocko, Elaine DiMasi, and Moshe Deutsch
Physical Review B 68, 085409 (2003).

X-ray study of the liquid potassium surface: Structure and capillary wave excitations [pdf]
Oleg Shpyrko, Patrick Huber, Alexei Grigoriev, Peter Pershan, Ben Ocko, Holger Tostmann and Moshe Deutsch
Physical Review B 67, 115405 (2003).

Wetting of hydrocarbon liquid surfaces by fluorocarbon vapor: a microscopic study [pdf]
Oleg Gang, Masa Fukuto, Patrick Huber and Peter Pershan
Colloids and Surfaces A - Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 206, 293 (2002).

Tetra point wetting at the free surface of liquid Ga-Bi [pdf]
Patrick Huber, Oleg Shpyrko, Peter Pershan, Ben Ocko, Elaine DiMasi and Moshe Deutsch
Physical Review Letters
89, 035502 (2002).

Wetting behavior at the free surface of a liquid gallium- bismuth alloy: an X-ray reflectivity study close to the bulk monotectic point [pdf]
Patrick Huber, Oleg Shpyrko, Peter Pershan, Holger Tostmann, Elaine DiMasi, Ben Ocko and Moshe Deutsch
Colloids and Surfaces A - Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 206, 515 (2002).

Pairing interactions and Gibbs adsorption at the liquid Bi-In surface: A Resonant X-ray Reflectivity Study [pdf]
Elaine DiMasi, Holger Tostmann, Oleg Shpyrko, Patrick Huber, Ben Ocko, Peter Pershan, Moshe Deutsch and Lenny Berman
Physical Review Letters
86, 1538 (2001).

Resonant x-ray scattering from the surface of a dilute liquid Hq-Au alloy [pdf]
Elaine DiMasi, Holger Tostmann, Ben Ocko, Patrick Huber, Oleg Shpyrko, Peter Pershan, Moshe Deutsch and Lenny Berman
MRS Proccedings 590 (2000).