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David Tomanek, Professor

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M.S. 1979 University of Basel, Switzerland
Ph.D. 1983 Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Joined CMP group: 1987



Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, Computational Nanoscience

Research Focus

My main current interest is to understand fundamental properties of nanostructured materials using advanced numerical techniques. My research has focussed on development and application of numerical techniques for structural, electronic, transport and optical properties of surfaces, low-dimensional systems and nanostructures. Computer simulations performed in my group addressed self-assembly and physical properties of fullerenes, nanotubes, nanowires, polymers, ferrofluids, metallic and magnetic clusters.

Selected Publications

Yoshiyuki Miyamoto, Hong Zhang, and David Tománek, Photo-exfoliation of graphene from graphite: An ab initio study, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 208302 (2010).

Makoto Ashino, Roland Wiesendanger, Andrei N. Khlobystov, Savas Berber, and David Tománek, Revealing Sub-Surface Vibrational Modes by Atom-Resolved Damping Force Spectroscopy, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 195503 (2009).

Savas Berber, Young-Kyun Kwon, and David Tománek, Unusually High Thermal Conductivity of Carbon Nanotubes, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 4613 (2000).

Andreas Thess, Roland Lee, Pavel Nikolaev, Hongjie Dai, Pierre Petit, Jerome Robert, Chunhui Xu, Young Hee Lee, Seong Gon Kim, Daniel T. Colbert, Gustavo Scuseria, David Tománek, John E. Fischer, and Richard E. Smalley, Crystalline ropes of metallic carbon nanotubes, Science 273, 483 (1996).