Philip Moriarty

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Philip Moriarty is a professor of physics at the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nottingham. His research interests span a range of topical themes in nanoscience including single-atom manipulation, submolecular imaging and spectroscopy, self-organization and self-assembly, and the development of machine-learning strategies for automated optimization of scanning probes. Moriarty blogs at


Pushing the Potential of Probe Microscopy

A new scanning probe technique provides increased sensitivity to the electrostatic potential surrounding a single atom or molecule. Read More »


A Coordinated Approach to Chemical Reactivity

Using a scanning probe microscope, researchers measure the dependence of an atom’s chemical reactivity on the number of chemical bonds it forms. Read More »