Prof. Michel A. Van Hove

Director; Head and Chair Professor in Physics

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Institute of Computational and Theoretical Studies (Director)

and Department of Physics (Head)

Hong Kong Baptist University

224 Waterloo Road

Kowloon, Hong Kong


Office Physics: SCT924 (9th floor, Cha Chi-Ming Science Tower, 

                 Ho Sin Hang campus)

Phone:      +(852) 3411 7029

Fax:          +(852) 3411 5813


Office ICTS: FSC1006 (10th floor, Fong Shu Chuen Bldg, 

                 Ho Sin Hang campus)

Phone:      +(852) 3411 2766

Fax:          +(852) 3411 2761




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1969   Diplom-Physiker - Federal Institute of Technology, Zuerich, Switzerland

1974   Ph.D. in Theoretical Solid State Physics - University of Cambridge, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, UK



1971-1974   Predoctoral Fellowship (Aspirant), Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (Belgium)

1986            Visiting Senior Scientist, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

1987-2002   Member, New York Academy of Sciences

1990-1991   Research Fellow, Japan Society for Promotion of Science

1991            Department of Energy Award for Sustained Outstanding Research in Materials Chemistry

1994            Invited Professor, University of Paris 6 (Université Pierre et Marie Curie)

1994            Fellow of the American Vacuum Society

1994            Fellow of the American Physical Society

1995            Invited Professor, Technical University of Eindhoven

1996            Outstanding Performance Award, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

1996            Invited Professor, Université Aix-Marseille, Luminy

1996            Invited Professor, University of Hong Kong

1998            Department of Energy Award for Outstanding Scientific Accomplishments in Materials Chemistry

2004-2008   Fellow, Institute of Physics UK

2008            Surface Structure Prize, International Conference on the Structure of Surfaces

2008            Ernst Mach Honorary Medal for Merit in the Physical Sciences, Acad. Sci. Czech Rep.

2012            China "Thousand Talent" position awarded (declined by me)



Michel Van Hove's research has focused on the determination of the atomic-scale structure and bonding at solid surfaces and in nanostructures, in order to establish the atomistic basis of surface science, nanoscience and their many technological applications (catalysis, electronic devices, corrosion, tribology, etc.). He developed and implemented powerful novel methods of electron scattering theory and computation, most recently for nanostructures. In particular, electron diffraction and holography have been developed for structural determination of surfaces and interfaces. He also played a central role in producing a database of solved surface structures.

His work furthermore addressed the use of synchrotron radiation to materials science, particularly using photoelectron diffraction. He has also conducted research on the theory of scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM), in order to enable the interpretation of atomic-resolution images. His studies have included total-energy calculations of adsorption at surfaces, ab initio modeling of quantum well states of relevance to magnetic ultrathin films, and the simulation and investigation of segregation phenomena in bimetallic alloy nanoparticles. 

His current focus area is molecular machines, both muscle-like and rotational.

He has produced or co-produced a series of software packages and a surface structure database, available on the web: see below.

Prior positions


- 1969-1970  Philips Research Laboratories, Eindhoven, The Netherlands – Research Assistant

- 1974-1976  University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Dept. of Physics – Postdoctoral Fellow

- 1976-1977  California Institute of Technology, Dept. of Chem. Engineering – Postdoctoral Fellow

- 1977-1978  University of Munich, Inst. of Physical Chemistry and

                            Inst. of Crystallography and Mineralogy – Postdoctoral Fellow

- 1978-2005  Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (University of California),

                            Materials Sciences Division – Senior Scientist

- 1986           University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Lab. for Surface Studies – Visiting Senior Scientist

- 1990           University of California at Berkeley,

                            Dept. of Materials Science and Mineral Engineering – Lecturer

- 1994           Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6), France,

                            Dept. of Theoretical Chemistry – Invited Professor

- 1995           Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands,

                            Dept. of Chemistry – Invited Professor

- 1996           San Jose State University, California, Dept. of Physics – Lecturer

- 1996           Université Aix-Marseille, Luminy, France, Dept. of Physics – Invited Professor

- 1996           University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Dept. of Physics – Invited Professor

- 1998-2005  University of California at Davis, Department of Physics – Adjunct Professor

- 1999-2005  Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Advanced Light Source – Senior Scientist

- 2002-2005  Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Molecular Foundry – Affiliated Scientist

- 2005-2011  City University of Hong Kong, Department of Physics and Materials Science – Head of Department

- 2005-2012  City University of Hong Kong, Department of Physics and Materials Science – Chair Professor of Physics

On-line interactive software


- Photoelectron Diffraction intensity computation (PED): EDAC (some restrictions apply; by F.J. Garcia de Abajo)

- Visualizer of bulk-terminated crystalline surface structures: Surface Explorer on-line (by F. Rammer and K. Hermann; licensed version Balsac also available: see below)

Software for download, database and picture gallery


Software for download (all free):

- Graphical LEED pattern simulator: LEEDpat (executable for Windows; by K. Hermann and M.A. Van Hove; on-line version also available: see above)

- Low-Energy Electron Diffraction intensity computation, with phase shift calculation and data: LEED, including conventional LEED, ATLEED, SATLEED, SATCLEED, MSATLEED, ATLMLEED (FORTRAN source code; by M.A. Van Hove, J.B. Pendry, S.Y. Tong, P.J. Rous, A. Wander, A. Barbieri, G. Ketteler et al)

- Photoelectron Diffraction intensity computation (PED): MSCD (C++ source code and executables; by Y. Chen)

- Atomic-Scale Holography with Photoelectrons (PEH) and X-rays (XRH): Holographic package for atomic-scale reconstruction (FORTRAN source code; by P.M. Len)

- Relaxation Energies in Photoemission: REPS (C++ source code; by Y. Chen)

- Surface graphics software: SARCH, LATUSE, PLOT3D package (executables for DOS; by M.A. Van Hove and K. Hermann)

Software for download (for a fee):

- Surface graphics software: Balsac (PC-based software to construct lattice sections with extended graphical display and analysis options, by K. Hermann)

Database of surface structures (free):

- Open Surface Structure Database (a free open-access collection of quantitative surface structures published 1974 - 2004)oSSD (executable for Windows; by P.R. Watson, M.A. Van Hove and K. Hermann), formerly known as SSD distributed by NIST

Picture gallery of surface structures:

- a collection of illustrations of surface structures


Editorial Board service (current)


1993-   Surface Review and Letters - SRL (World Sci. Publ. Co., Singapore)

1993-   Physics of Low-Dimensional Structures - PLDS (VSV Co. Ltd., Moscow)

2001-   International Journal of Nanoscience - IJN (World Sci. Publ. Co., Singapore)

2005-   e-Journal of Surface Science and NanoTechnology

                    - e-JSSNT (Surface Science Society of Japan, Tokyo)

2007-   Communications in Computational Physics - CiCP (Hong Kong)


Teaching experience


1972-1973   Teaching assistant at University of Cambridge

1975-1976   Undergraduate physics course at University of Wisconsin

1978-2005   Substitute teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels

                          at University of California-Berkeley

1990            Upper-division course in Dept. of Materials Science

                          at University of California-Berkeley

1996            Mid-level course on Surfaces at San Jose State University

2000-2004   Graduate course on Surface Physics of Materials

                          at University of California-Davis

2006-2012   Undergraduate course "Foundation Physics"

                          for Mainland Chinese and foreign students at CityU (AP1200)

2008-2012   Undergraduate course "Simulation and Modeling in Materials Science"

                          at CityU (AP4172/6172/8172) 

2012             General Education course "Everyday Physics: Its Impact on You and Society"

                          at CityU (GE1305)  

2012             MSc course "Physics for Green Technology"

                          at HKBU (PHYS7410) 

2013-             General Education course "Everyday Physics for Future Executives"

                          at HKBU (GDSC1847/GDBU1847) 




Statistics (as of April 2016):

- 392 publications, incl. 11 books, 10 edited proceedings, 55 reviews and book chapters, 35 letters, 246 regular articles, 29 proceedings articles, 6 reports incl. thesis.

- over 13,600 citations, h-index 68 (from SCI ResearcherID: A-9862-2008).


Recent publications (latest first, as of Nov 2016):


Observation and Analysis of Ordered and Disordered Structures on the ZnO(0001) Polar Surface 

           H. Xu, L. Dong, X.Q. Shi, Y. Liu, M.A. Van Hove, N. Lin and S.Y. Ton

           J. Phys. Chem. C XX, xxx (2016)

Intramolecular Torque, an Indicator of the Internal Rotation Direction of Rotor Molecules and Similar Systems 

           R.Q. Zhang, Y.L. Zhao, F. Qi, K. Hermann and M.A. Van Hove

           First published as arXiv:1607.00593 [physics.chem-ph]

          Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics XX, xxx (2016)



Manipulating Magnetism at Organic/Ferromagnetic Interfaces by Fullerene-Induced Surface Reconstruction 

           R. Pang, X.Q. Shi and M.A. Van Hove

           J. Am. Chem. Soc. 138, 4029 (2016)



Computational Prediction of Optimal Metal Ions to Induce Coordinated Polymerization of Muscle-Like [c2]Daisy Chains 

           Y. L. Zhao, R.Q. Zhang, C. Minot, K. Hermann and M.A. Van Hove

           Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 18, 7419 (2016)




Enhancement of spin polarization induced by Coulomb on-site repulsion between localized pz electrons in graphene embedded with line defects 

           J.C. Ren, Z.G. Wang, R.Q. Zhang, Z.J. Ding and  M.A. Van Hove

           Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 17, 30744 (2015)



Origin of the Contrast Interpreted as Intermolecular and Intramolecular Bonds in Atomic Force Microscopy Images 

           C.S. Guo, X.J. Xin, M.A. Van Hove, X.-G. Ren and Y. Zhao

           J. Phys. Chem. C 11914195 (2015)



Revealing Highly Unbalanced Energy Barriers in Extension and Contraction of the Muscle-like Motion of a [c2]Daisy Chain 

           Y.L. Zhao, R.Q. Zhang, C. Minot, K. Hermann and M.A. Van Hove

           Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 17, 18318 (2015)



  Self-doping and magnetic ordering induced by extended line defects in graphene 

           J.C. Ren, Z.J. Ding, R.Q. Zhang and M.A. Van Hove

           Phys. Rev. B 91, 045425 (2015)



High-resolution model for noncontact atomic force microscopy with a flexible molecule on the tip apex 

           C.S. Guo, M.A. Van Hove, X.-G. Ren and Y. Zhao

           J. Phys. Chem. C 119, 1483 (2015)




Symmetry-dependent band gap opening in graphene induced by g-C3N4 substrates 

           J.C. Ren, R.Q. Zhang, Z.J. Ding and M.A. Van Hove

           RSC Advances 4, 64577 (2014)



Stabilizing Forces Acting on ZnO Polar Surfaces: STM, LEED, and DFT 

           H. Xu, L. Dong, X.Q. Shi, M.A. Van Hove, W.K. Ho, N. Lin, H.S. Wu and S.Y. Tong

           Phys. Rev. B 89, 235403 (2014)



Novel genetic algorithm search procedure for LEED surface strucuture determination

           M.L. Viana, D.D. dos Reis, E.A. Soares, M.A. Van Hove, W. Moritz and V.E. de Carvalho

           J. Phys. CM 26, 225005 (2014)


Strong slip-induced anomalous enhancement and red-shifts in wide-range optical absorption of graphite under uniaxial pressure

           J.C. Ren, R.Q. Zhang, Z.J. Ding and M.A. Van Hove

           Nanoscale 68943 (2014)




Cooperative modulation of electronic structures of aromatic molecules coupled to multiple metal contacts 

           W.H. Wang, X.Q. Shi, S.Y. Wang, J. Liu, M.A. Van Hove, P.N. Liu, R.Q. Zhang and N. Lin

           Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 046802 (2013)



Green emission in ZnO nanostructures – Examination of the roles of oxygen and zinc vacancies

           Y.H. Leung, X.Y. Chen, A.M.C. Ng, M.Y. Guo, F.Z. Liu, A.B. Djurišić, W.K. Chan, X.Q. Shi and M.A. Van Hove

           Appl. Surf. Sci. 271, 202-209 (2013)



 Inducing Extended Line Defects in Graphene by Linear Adsorption of C and N Atoms 

           Y. Li, R.Q. Zhang, Z.J. Lin and M.A. Van Hove

           Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 253105 (2012)



A Random Rotor Molecule: Vibrational Analysis and Molecular Dynamics Simulations 

           Y. Li, R.Q. Zhang, X.Q. Shi, Z.J. Lin and M.A. Van Hove

           J. Chem. Phys. 137, 234302 (2012)



Interactions between Organics and Metal Surfaces in the Intermediate Regime between Physisorption and Chemisorption 

           X.Q. Shi, Y. Li, M.A. Van Hove and R.Q. Zhang

           J. Phys. Chem. C 116, 23603-23607 (2012)



Atomic Nitrogen Chemisorption on Graphene With Extended Line Defects 

           Y. Li, J.C. Ren, R.Q. Zhang, Z.J. Lin and M.A. Van Hove

           J. Mat. Chem. 22, 21167-21172 (2012)



Detailed Low-Energy Electron Diffraction Analysis of the (4×4) Surface Structure of C60 on Cu(111): Seven-Atom-Vacancy Reconstruction 

           Geng Xu, X.Q. Shi, R.Q. Zhang, W.W. Pai, H.T. Jeng and M.A. Van Hove

           Phys. Rev. B 86, 075419 (2012)


           supplemental material:

Energetics and Dynamics of a New Type of Extended Line Defects in Graphene 

           Y. Li, R.Q. Zhang, Z.J. Lin and M.A. Van Hove

           Nanoscale 4, 2580-2583 (2012)



Survey of Structural and Electronic Properties of C60 on Close-Packed Metal Surfaces 

           X.Q. Shi, R.Q. Zhang and M.A. Van Hove

           J. Mat. Sci. 47, 7341-7355 (2012)

           open access:


Adsorbate-Induced Reconstruction by C60 on Close-Packed Metal Surfaces: Mechanism for Different Types of Reconstruction 

           X.Q. Shi, M.A. Van Hove and R.Q. Zhang

           Phys. Rev. B 85, 075421 (2012)


        supplemental material:


Substrate Mediated Stabilization of Methylphosphonic Acid on ZnO Non-Polar Surfaces 

           X.Q. Shi, H. Xu, M.A. Van Hove, N.H. Moreira, A.L. da Rosa and Th. Frauenheim

           Surf. Sci. 606, 289-292 (2012)





A Distinctive Feature of the Surface Structure of Quasicrystals: Intrinsic and Extrinsic Surface Heterogeneity 

           P.A. Thiel, B. Unal, C.J. Jenks, A.I. Goldman, P.C. Canfield, T.A. Lograsso, J.W. Evans, M. Quiquandon, D. Gratias and M.A. Van Hove

           Israel J. of Chem. 51, 1326-1339 (2011)



C60 on the Pt(111) Surface: Structural Tuning of Electronic Properties

            X.Q. Shi, A.B. Pang, K.L. Man, R.Q. Zhang, C. Minot, M.S. Altman and M.A. Van Hove

            Phys. Rev. B 84, 235406 (2011)


         supplemental material:


Single-molecule resolution of an organometallic intermediate in a surface-supported Ullmann coupling reaction

            W.H. Wang, X.Q. Shi, S.Y. Wang, M.A. Van Hove and N. Lin

            J. Am. Chem. Soc. Comm. 133, 13264-13267 (2011)



Thermally Activated Transformation of the Adsorption Configurations of a Complex Molecule on a Cu(111) Surface

            X.Q. Shi, W.H. Wang, S.Y. Wang, N. Lin and M.A. Van Hove

            Catalysis Today 177, 50-54 (2011)



Ab initio atomistic prediction of charge separation in bent silicon nanostructures

            C.S. Guo and M.A. Van Hove

            J. Phys. Chem. C 115, 4516–4522 (2011)





LETTER: Complex Molecules on a Flat Metal Surface: Large Distortions Induced by Chemisorption Can Make Physisorption Energetically More Favorable

            X.Q. Shi, R.Q. Zhang, C Minot, K. Hermann, M.A. Van Hove, W.H. Wang and N. Lin

            J. Phys. Chem. Letters 1, 2974–2979 (2010)


            download e-preprint 425


LETTER: Manipulating Localized Molecular Orbitals by Single-Atom Contacts

            W.H. Wang, X.Q. Shi, C.S. Lin, R.Q. Zhang, C. Minot, M.A. Van Hove, Y.N. Hong, B.Z. Tang and N. Lin

            Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 126801 (2010)



Structural Analysis and Electronic Properties of Negatively Charged TCNQ: 2D Networks of (TCNQ)2Mn Assembled on Cu(100)

            X.Q. Shi, C.S. Lin, C. Minot, T.-C. Tseng, S.L. Tait, N. Lin, R.Q. Zhang, K. Kern, J.I. Cerda, and M.A. Van Hove

            J. Phys. Chem. C 114, 17197-17204 (2010)



Electron Stimulation of Internal Torsion of a Surface-Mounted Molecular Rotor

            W.H. Wang, X.Q. Shi, M.C. Jin, C. Minot, M.A. Van Hove, J.-P. Collin and N. Lin

            ACS Nano 4, 4929-4935 (2010)



A Standard Format for Reporting Atomic Positions: Further Needs and Options

            M.A. Van Hove, K. Hermann, P.R. Watson, D.P. Woodruff, S.Y. Tong, R.D. Diehl, K. Heinz, C. Minot, H. Tochihara

            Surf. Sci. 604, 1544–1547 (2010)


            download e-preprint 426


Prospects for Resolving Chemical Structure by Atomic Force Microscopy: A First-Principles Study

            C.S. Guo, M.A. Van Hove, R.Q. Zhang and C. Minot

            Langmuir 26, 16271-16277 (2010)


            download e-preprint 422


LETTER: Inspecting Metal-Coordination-Induced Pertubation of Molecular Ligand Orbitals at a Submolecular Resolution

            W.H. Wang, Y.N. Hong, X.Q. Shi, C. Minot, M.A. Van Hove, B.Z. Tang, and N. Lin

            J. Phys. Chem. Letters 1, 2295-2298 (2010)


            download e-preprint 424


LETTER: Optimal Electron Doping of a C60 Monolayer on Cu(111) via Interface Reconstruction

           W.W. Pai, H.T. Jeng, C.-M. Cheng, C.-H. Lin, X.D. Xiao, A.D. Zhao, X.Q. Zhang, Xu Geng, X.Q. Shi, M.A. Van Hove, C.-S. Hsue, and K.-D. Tsuei

            Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 036103 (2010)


            download e-preprint 411




Stacking of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons as Prototype for Graphene Multilayers, Studied Using DFT Augmented with a Dispersion Term

           C. Feng, C.S. Lin, W. Fan, R.Q. Zhang, and M.A. Van Hove

           J. Chem. Phys. 131, 194702 (2009)


           download e-preprint 413


Two-Dimensional Metal-Organic Coordination Networks of Mn-7,7,8,8-tetracyanoquinodimethane (TCNQ) Assembled on Cu (100): Structural, Electronic and Magnetic Properties

            T.-C. Tseng, C.S. Lin, X.Q. Shi, S.L. Tait, X. Liu, U. Starke, N. Lin, R.Q. Zhang, C. Minot, M.A. Van Hove, J.I. Cerda and K. Kern

            Phys. Rev. B 80, 155458 (2009)


            download e-preprint 417


Significant Negative Differential Resistance Predicted in Scanning Tunneling Spectroscopy for a C60 Monolayer on a Metal Surface

            X.Q. Shi, W.W. Pai, X.D. Xiao, J.I. Cerda, R.Q. Zhang, C. Minot, and M.A. Van Hove

            Phys. Rev. B 80, 075403 (2009)


            download e-preprint 418


Atomic-Scale Structure: from Surfaces to Nanomaterials

            M.A. Van Hove

            Surf. Sci. 603, 1301-1305 (2009)


            download e-preprint 415




Scaling behavior of Genetic Algorithms applied to surface structural determination by LEED

            M.L. Viana, W. Simoes e Silva, E.A. Soares, V.E. de Carvalho, C.M.C. de Castilho, and M.A. Van Hove

            Surf. Sci. 602, 3395-3402 (2008)


            download e-preprint 416


Theory of Low-Energy Electron Diffraction for Nanomaterials – Subclusters, Automated Searches

            G.M. Gavaza, Z.X. Yu, M.A. Van Hove, and S.Y. Tong

            J. Phys. CM 20, 304202:1-6 (2008)


            download e-preprint 412


Mechanical Property of C60 Solid Studied with DFTB Implemented with an Empirical Dispersion Term

            Chao Feng, Chong Zhang, R.Q. Zhang, Th. Frauenheim, and M.A. Van Hove

            J. Phys. CM 20, 275240:1-7 (2008)


            download e-preprint 414




Global Search in Photoelectron Diffraction Structure Determination Using Genetic Algorithms

            M.L. Viana, R. Díez Muiño, E.A. Soares, M.A. Van Hove, and V.E. de Carvalho

            J. Phys. CM 19, 446002:1-14 (2007)


            download e-preprint 410


Theory of Low-Energy Electron Diffraction for Detailed Structural Determination of Nanomaterials:  Finite-Size and Disordered Structures

            G.M. Gavaza, Z.X. Yu, L. Tsang, C.H. Chan, S.Y. Tong and M.A. Van Hove

            Phys. Rev. B 75, 235403:1-9 (2007)


            Also in: Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology (AIP), Volume 15, Issue 24, 18 June 2007


            download e-preprint 406



The Structure of the CoS2(100)-(1x1) Surface

            Z.X. Yu, M.A. Van Hove, S.Y. Tong, David Wisbey, Ya. B. Losovyj, Ning Wu, M. Manno, L. Wang, C.Leighton, W.N. Mei, and P.A. Dowben

            J. Phys. CM 19, 156223:1-9 (2007)


            download e-preprint 405


Theory of Low-Energy Electron Diffraction for Detailed Structural Determination of Nanomaterials: Ordered Structures

            G.M. Gavaza, Z.X. Yu, L. Tsang, C.H. Chan, S.Y. Tong and M.A. Van Hove

            Phys. Rev. B 75, 014114 :1-11 (2007)


            Also in: Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology (AIP), Volume 15, Issue 6, 12 Feb. 2007


            download e-preprint 404



Observation and Resonant X-ray Optical Interpretation of Multi-Atom Resonant Photoemission Effects in O1s Emission from NiO

            N. Mannella, S.-H. Yang, B.S. Mun, F.J. Garcia de Abajo, A.W. Kay, B.C. Sell, M. Watanabe, H. Ohldag, E. Arenholz, A.T. Young, Z. Hussain, M.A. Van Hove and C.S. Fadley

            Phys. Rev. B 74, 165106:1-11 (2006)



Using Pattern Search Methods for Surface Structure Determination of Nanomaterials

            Z. Zhao, J.C. Meza and M.A. Van Hove

            J. Phys. Condens. Matter 18, 8693-8706 (2006)


            download e-preprint 400


LETTER: Efficient Calculation of Electron Diffraction for the Structural Determination of Nanomaterials

            G.M. Gavaza, Z.X. Yu, L. Tsang, C.H. Chan, S.Y. Tong and M.A. Van Hove

            Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 055505:1-4 (2006)


            Also in: Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology (AIP), Volume 14, Issue 7, 14 Aug. 2006


            download e-preprint 403


REVIEW: From Surface Science to Nanotechnology

            M.A. Van Hove

            Catalysis Today, 113, 133-140 (2006)


            download e-preprint 396


Non-Free-Electron Momentum- and Thickness-Dependent Evolution of Quantum-Well States in the Cu/Co/Cu(001) System

            E. Rotenberg, Y.Z. Wu, J.M. An, M.A. Van Hove, A. Canning, L.-W. Wang and Z.Q. Qiu

            Phys. Rev. B 73, 075426 (2006) .


            Also in: Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology (AIP), Volume 13, Issue 9, Mar. 6, 2006


            download e-preprint 398


X-ray Photoelectron Diffraction Study of Cu(111): Multiple Scattering Investigation

            L. Despont, D. Naumović, F. Clerc, C. Koitzsch, M.G. Garnier, F.J. Garcia de Abajo, M.A. Van Hove and P. Aebi

            Surf. Sci. 600, 380-385 (2006)


            download e-preprint 402


 X-ray Photoelectron Diffraction on PbTiO3

            L. Despont, F. Clerc, C. Koitzsch, M.G. Garnier, P. Aebi, C. Lichtensteiger, J.-M. Triscone, F.J. Garcia de Abajo, M.A. Van Hove and D. Naumović

            Eur. Phys. J. B 49, 141-146 (2006)




REVIEW: Electron Diffraction

            L. Marton, M.A. Van Hove and M.A. O'Keefe

            in Encyclopedia of Physics, Eds. R.G. Lerner and G.L. Trigg, Wiley-VCH (Weinheim) 2005, p. 616-621.


            download e-preprint 395


REVIEW: Quantitative Prediction of Surface Segregation in Bimetallic Pt-M Alloy Nanoparticles (M=Ni, Re, Mo)

            G. Wang, M.A. Van Hove, P.N. Ross and M.I. Baskes

            Prog. Surf. Sci. 79, 28-45 (2005)


            download e-preprint 399


Surface Structures of Cubo-octahedral Pt-Mo Catalyst Nanoparticles from Monte Carlo Simulations

            G. Wang, M.A. Van Hove, P.N. Ross and M.I. Baskes

            J. Phys. Chem. 109, 11683-11692 (2005)


            download e-preprint 397


Monte Carlo Simulations of Segregation in Pt-Ni Catalyst Nanoparticles

            G. Wang, M.A. Van Hove, P.N. Ross and M.I. Baskes

            J. Chem. Phys. 122, 024706: 1-12 (2005)


            download e-preprint 386



REVIEW: Determining the Surface and Interface Structure of Nanomaterials

            M.A. Van Hove

            Acta Physicae Superficierum, VI, 53-60 (2004)


            download e-preprint 393


Atomistic Simulations of fcc Pt75Ni25 and Pt75Re25 Cubo-octahedral Nanoparticles

            G. Wang, M.A. Van Hove, P.N. Ross and M.I. Baskes

            Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 818, 89-94 (2004)


            download e-preprint 392


ELECTRONIC DATABASE: Surface Structure Database (SSD) Version 5

            P.R. Watson, M.A. Van Hove and K. Hermann

            NIST Surface Structure Database Ver. 5.0, NIST Standard Reference Data Program, Gaithersburg, MD, USA (2004)


Monte Carlo Simulations of Segregation in Pt-Re Catalyst Nanoparticles

            G. Wang, M.A. Van Hove, P.N. Ross and M.I. Baskes

            J. Chem. Phys. 121, 5410-5422 (2004)


            download e-preprint 391


Enhanced Vibrations at Surfaces with Back-Bonds Nearly Parallel to the Surface

            M.A. Van Hove

            in Festschrift in Honor of G. Ertl, Ed. H.-J. Freund, J. Phys. Chem. B 108, 14265-14269 (2004)


            download e-preprint 389

            Highlighted in Editor's Choice, Science 304, 1417 (June 4, 2004)



Surface Sensitivity in Electron Spectroscopy: Coherent Versus Incoherent Scattering Models

            W. Smekal, W.S.M. Werner, C.S. Fadley and M.A. Van Hove

            J. El. Spectrosc. Rel. Phen. 137-140, 183-187 (2004)



Atomic Structure of the Cleaved Si(111)-(2x1) Surface Refined by Dynamical LEED

            G. Xu, B.C. Deng, S.Y. Tong, M.A. Van Hove, F. Jona and I. Zasada

            Phys. Rev. B 70, 045307 (2004)


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Atomic Scale Structure of the 5-fold Surface of an AlPdMn Quasicrystal: a Quantitative X-Ray Photoelectron Diffraction Analysis

            Jin-Cheng Zheng, C.H.A. Huan, and A.T.S. Wee, M.A. Van Hove, C.S. Fadley, F.J. Shi, E. Rotenberg, S.R. Barman, J.J. Paggel, K. Horn, Ph. Ebert and K. Urban

            Phys. Rev. B 69, 134107 (2004)


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Useful links


Surface Structure Information web site, including ICSOS conferences