Welcome to Physics of Interfaces and Nanomaterials






The PIN-group is led by Prof. Harold Zandvliet and the research field involves controlled preparation and understanding of interfaces, low-dimensional (nano)structures and nanomaterials. We focus on systems that (1) rely on state-of-the art applications or (2) can potentially lead to future applications.


STW grant 'Perfecting metal crystals' awarded

Technology Foundation STW has awarded our ‘Perfecting Metal Crystals’, a joint effort from PIN, the University of Leiden and the company SPL. ... read more


Lijie presents at SPM day

Lijie Zhang presenting his tantalizing work on the synthesis of germanene at the Dutch SPM day, which was held on October 25th in Nijmegen. ... read more


Germanene research in the spotlights

PRL article ‘Structural and electronic properties of germanene on MoS2' highlighted ... read more

Germanene on MoS2 in PRL

The article ‘Structural and electronic properties of germanene on MoS2' by Lijie Zhang, Pantelis Bampoulis and Qirong Yao has been accepted for publication in Physical Review Letters ... read more