Department of Applied Physics
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom, Hong Kong.
Tel: 2766-5681, Fax: 2333-7629
- Glass transition
- Flow of glassy polymer nanofilms
- Solid-state open quantum systems
- Two dimensional materials
- Self-assembled quantum dots in heteroepitaxy
(90 SCI papers, including 7 in PRL and 2 in Science)
Deeper penetration of surface effects on particle mobility than on hopping rate in glassy polymer films, C.H. Lam,
Journal of Chemical Physics 149, 164909 (2018).
Local random configuration-tree theory for string repetition and facilitated dynamics
of glass, C.H. Lam,
Journal of Statistical Mechanics 2018, 023301 (2018).
Emergent facilitation behavior in a distinguishable-particle lattice model of glass, L.H. Zhang and C.H.Lam,
Physical Review B 95, 184202 (2017).
(arXiv:1608.05960; Videos of particle dynamics)
Repetition and pair-interaction of string-like hopping motions in glassy polymers, C.H. Lam,
Journal of Chemical Physics 146, 244906 (2017). (arXiv:1508.03153; Videos and animation of string-like motions).
Crossover to surface flow in supercooled unentangled polymer films, C.H. Lam and O.K.C. Tsui,
Physical Review E 88, 042604 (2013).
(pdf; Videos of the driven flow of polymer films)
Glass Transition Dynamics and Surface Layer Mobility in Unentangled Polystyrene
Films, Z. Yang, Y. Fujii, F. K. Lee, C. -H. Lam, and O. K. C. Tsui,
Science 328, 1676 (2010).
Approach to solving spin-boson dynamics via non-Markovian quantum trajectories, Zeng-Zhao Li, Cho-Tung Yip, Hai-Yao Deng, Mi Chen, Ting Yu, J. Q. You, and Chi-Hang
Lam, Physical Review A 90, 022122 (2014).
Island, pit and groove formation in strained heteroepitaxy, M.T. Lung, C.H. Lam, and L.M. Sander,
Physical Review Letters, 95, 086102 (2005).
Other online materials for our publications
Beyond the heteroepitaxial quantum dot: self-assembling complex
nanostructures controlled by strain and growth kinetics ,
J.L. Gray, R. Hull, C.-H. Lam, P. Sutter, J. Means, and J.A. Floro,
Physical Review B 72, 155323 (2005).
(Moives showing the formation of pits from kinetic Monte
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