Research

Our research activities are grouped into the following projects:


Atomic and molecular forces
'From high precision force measurements to mechanisms of self-assembly'

Atomic scale 3D force field spectroscopy of atoms and molecules
Atomically defined tips - FIM-AFM
Self-assembly processes of organic molecules






Nanotribology
'The Physics of Superlow Friction'

Interfacial adhesion
Nanoparticle manipulation
Temperature dependence of nanoscale friction
• Tribological properties of artifical structures






Nano-Ionics
'Ion jump dynamics in nanoscale volumes'

Time domain electrostatic force spectroscopy (TD-EFS)
• Ion conduction enhancement effects at interfaces
• Monte-Carlo simulations of ion dynamics