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

Best SNI Master Thesis for Sebastian Scherb
2019-11-11
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Sebastian Scherb, now PhD student with us received the price for the best Master thesis from the SNI. His work was entitled "UHV AFM and STM studies of electrospray deposited graphene-like molecules".
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New article published in Nature Materials
2019-10-24
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Our results on a new quantum-mechanical dissipation mechanism that occurs only at certain voltages on topological insulator surface is published in Nature Materials. At the specific tip-sample voltage and distance, the single electron migrate from the tip through an intermediate image potential state into the material. The mere presence of a single charge carrier in electronic state strongly influences the energy dissipation on topological insulator surface.
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New PhD student
2019-10-17

Fabien Sanchez started a PhD with us. He will work on "the interaction of materials surfaces with low energy ions".
New PostDoc
2019-10-17

Rodrigo Antunes startd his postdoc with us. He will work on "understanding the process of ammonia formation and destruction in a nitrogen / hydrogen plasma".
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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