Hydration of ions on surfaces is of great importance, for example, in corrosion, electrochemistry, or transport of ions in living organisms.
Team from the Institute of Physics obtained the award of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic
An awarded project cope with vaccination for Lyme disease. Currently, the disease can be treated only by rapid application of antibiotics in the early stages. However, a great number of patients is not cured in time and many have life-long health consequences. The uniqueness of the vaccine is given by the fact that it operates on a wide variety of Borrelia, which are the main agents of the disease.
The present work of the Czech and Spanish scientific team consisted in a detailed theoretical analysis of the mechanisms by which the images of carbon materials arise in the scanning tunnelling microscope (STM) and the atomic force microscope (AFM). The results were published in the prestigious journal Physical Review Letters.