Prof. Lifshitz Ron
|Affiliation:||School of Physics and Astronomy
|Postal Address:||School of Physics and Astronomy|
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv 69978
Nanomechanics & Quasicrystals
The Lifshitz group is also involved in unrelated theoretical research in the field of quasicrystals. These crystals—which are not periodic but nevertheless possess perfect long-range order—offer interesting opportunities for studies at the nano-scale. Lifshitz is collaborating with Haim Diamant of the School of Chemistry at TAU in studies of self-assembly of nano-scale molecules into soft quasicrystalline states; In a collaboration with the group of Ady Arie of the Faculty of Engineering at TAU, Lifshitz is studying artificially fabricated nonlinear photonic quasicrystals for the purpose of optical frequency conversion; and in a collaboration with the group of Clemens Bechinger at the University of Stuttgart, Lifshitz is studying the dynamics of optically-induced colloidal quasicrystals, used as model system to understand atomic dynamics on surfaces of solid-state quasicrystals.