Basel Universität

Welcome to the Nanolino Lab
at the Department of Physics, University of Basel!


Our research interest focuses on the structure of insulating surfaces, molecular layers on insulating surfaces, nanotribology, and instrumental development of force microscopy.

Latest News

nc-AFM Award for Prof. Alexis Baratoff
2019-08-12
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During the 22nd international ncAFM conference (July 29th to August 2nd, 2019) in Regensburg, Prof. Alexis Baratoff got the nc-AFM award for his theoretical contributions in this field of research. The award is a 40 million times enlarged model of the Silicon 7x7 surface. Original data were obtained by the non-contact AFM with a CO-terminated tip by Emmerich et al [Science 348, 308 (2015)] and then machined by the workshop of the University of Regensburg. Picture: From left to right: Franz Giessibl, Alexis Baratoff, Jascha Repp

and Jay Weymouth.
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Best poster award for Carl Drechsel at the Swiss Nano Convention
2019-06-25
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Car Drechsel received the best poster award price at the Swiss Nano Convention that was held in Lausanne (8-9 June 2019). His poster was about "Adsorption of Fe clusters on superconducting Pb".
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New article in ACS Nano
2019-05-03
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Our results, from the collaboration with the group of Dr Maria Clelia Righi, on the intercalation with potassium bromide of graphene on Cu(111) is published in ACS Nano.
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New article in Beilstein journal of nanotechnology
2019-05-03
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Our results from the collaboration with the group of Prof. Housecroft from the department of chemistry is published in the Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology. We compare the adsorption of two Dye molecules by means of ncAFM and KPFM.
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ERC research funding
2019-04-02
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The European Research Council has awarded Professor Ernst Meyer with an ERC Advanced Grant. The research will be conducted on Ultra-sensitive atomic force microscopy.
New article in Nature Communication
2019-03-14
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Our work combining force spectroscopy and computer simulations in cryogenic conditions to quantify adhesion and intra-molecular properties of spray-deposited single-strand DNA oligomers on Au(111) was published in Nature Communication.
It was also reported as a University News.
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New PhD position available
2019-01-10
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A position for a Ph.D. student in scanning probe microscopy is available in our group. The project titled Quantum Limited Atomic Force Microscopy EU-project Q-AFM. The aim is to apply the quantum-limited force sensor using techniques presently explored in quantum opto-mechanical systems.
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New PhD student
2019-01-04

Alexina Ollier started a PhD with us. She will work on "Nanoscale mechanical energy dissipation in quantum systems and 2D-materials".
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New master student
2018-10-23

Dan Scherrer started his masterproject with us. He will work on "ammonia formation in N2/H2-plasma".
Research highlighted in the University news.
2018-10-10
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Our results from the collaboration with the group of Prof. Housecroft from the department of chemistry is highlighted in the University News.
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