Until now, observing subatomic structures was beyond the resolution capabilities of direct imaging methods, and this seemed unlikely to change. Czech scientists, however, have presented a method with which they became the first in the world to observe an inhomogeneous electron charge distribution around a halogen atom, thus confirming the existence of a phenomenon that had been theoretically predicted but never directly observed.
This year’s Rudolf Lukeš Prize awarded by the Czech Chemical Society goes to physicist Pavel Jelínek
An international independent committee has awarded the Rudolf Lukeš Prize for 2020 to Pavel Jelínek for his research of chemical properties of molecular structures on solid surfaces. It was the scanning microscopy techniques being developed with the potential to find application in organic chemistry that captured attention of the assessors.
Czech scientists in collaboration with their colleagues from Spain introduced a new type of polymers which have been unavailable by means of traditional methods applied so far. This polymer type could play an important part in the design of new components for nanoelectronics, such as new displays.
Czech scientists have contributed to the development of a new class of single-dimensional organic conductors
A joint work by Czech, Spanish and Swiss scientists published by Nature Nanotechnology this week, introduces a new approach to the development of non-metallic conductors which could be used in solar energy, optical technologies or nanoelectronics.
Recently scientists all over the world have been examining components of ever smaller, virtually molecular dimensions. An international team from the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences and the Tokyo Institute of Technology has developed a new method which will contribute to the miniaturization of electric circuits in electronics. They have published their discovery in the prestigious scientific journal Chemical Science.
The fellowship is aimed at career development, transfer of knowledge and acquisition of new skills and the development of scientists in all their potential roles
Czech Researchers Discovered a New Way of Controlling Magnetic and Electronic Properties of Molecules
This may open new doors for developing novel optical sensors, photoluminescent materials, catalysts, and pharmaceuticals.
The Otto Wichterle Award is a prestigious honour coming with a financial reward which has been awarded to excellent young scientists by the Czech Academy of Sciences since 2002.
Hydration of ions on surfaces is of great importance, for example, in corrosion, electrochemistry, or transport of ions in living organisms.
A collaboration of scientists has made significant progress in imagining water molecules. This work opens the way for studying the internal structure and dynamics of ice or water on the surface of solids.
A new microscopic method concerning the probe with the flexible terminal atom/molecule enables for the first time direct observation of the chemical structure of individual molecules.
New measuring method overcomes the insufficiency of previous Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy (KPFM). Thus it significantly advances our current possibilities to study the charge transfer at the atomic level.