I have been horrible with updating the blog recently, and I'm offering no excuses for this. The reason for this update is the Open Notebook which I established on the Wiki of University of Vienna. I will keep the notebook in the spirit of Open Notebook Science for projects where this approach seems suitable. I wish I could do this with all of my projects, and I may indeed start to do this at some point, but for now I will just test the concept. The first project where I'll try this is exfoliation and characterization of 2D crystals, which we are carrying out with a couple of students here at the Uni. We'll start with mechanical exfoliation, and carry out optical microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy and transmission electron microscopy on the samples. Let's see how this goes.
The main reason for trying this out is the need of centralized notebook for the project and the appeal of open science. The final push for trying this out came from a presentation by Peter Murray-Rust given yesterday (3.6.2014) in Vienna (organized by the Austrian Science Fund).