Meir Lahav   Meir Lahav

The Margaret Thatcher Professor of Chemistry
Department of Materials and Interfaces
Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot 76100, Israel
Tel. 972-8-9343908

Functional 2- and 3-dimensional Crystals

One of the central challenges of modern materials science is the ability to design and prepare functional materials starting from the atomic or molecular level. The materialization of this goal demands the discovery of new synthetic methods for the preparation of new nano-materials and discovery of new analytical tools with the help of which we may probe the structures of such nano-architectures.

Cover of the ICS Journal-article by Meir Lahav

In recent years our scientific efforts were directed toward surface science. Our group has been among the pioneers in applying grazing incidence x-ray diffraction, using coherent x-rays from synchrotron sources, for analyzing the structure of crystallites of nanometer dimensions, formed at liquid interfaces. The ability to analyze the structures of these clusters on the molecular level allowed us to address a number of fundamental problems, that include the following:

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