Basel Universität

Enrico Gnecco

PhD in Pysics
office 3.01a
tel +41 (0)61 267 3725 (office)


Research interests

Nanotribology and Nanomanipulation.


Atomic scale friction phenomena
E. Gnecco, R. Pawlak, M. Kisiel, T. Glatzel and E. Meyer
"Handbook of Nanotechnology", (Springer), (2017), 519-548, pdf.
Single Molecule Tribology: Force Microscopy Manipulation of a Porphyrin Derivative on a Copper Surface
R. Pawlak, W. Ouyang, A. E. Filippov, L. Kalikhman-Razvozov, S. Kawai, T. Glatzel, E. Gnecco, A. Baratoff , Q.-S. Zheng, O. Hod, M. Urbakh, E. Meyer
ACS Nano, 10, (2016), 713-722, pdf.
Superlubricity of graphene nanoribbons on gold surfaces
S. Kawai, A. Benassi, E. Gnecco, H. Söde, R. Pawlak, X. Feng, K. Müllen, D. Passerone, C. A. Pignedoli, P. Ruffieux, R. Fasel, E. Meyer
Science, 351, (6276), (2016), 957, pdf.
Manipulation of single molecules by NC-AFM
E. Meyer , S. Kawai, A. Baratoff, E. Gnecco, R. Pawlak, T. Meier, S. Freund, A. Hinaut, R. Jöhr, M. Kisiel, U. Gysin and Th. Glatzel
8th International Workshop on Nanoscale Pattern Formation at Surfaces, 2015-07-15, Krakow, (Poland), Abstract (PDF).
Single-Molecule Experiments to Explore Friction And Adhesion (Invited)
R. Pawlak , S. Kawai, A. Baratoff, W.G. Ouyang, T. Meier, E. Gnecco, T. Glatzel, A. Filippov, A. Baratoff, M. Urbakh, E. Meyer
AVS conference, 2015-10-22, San José, (US).
Atomic-scale friction sensed by a single molecule
R. Pawlak , W. Ouyang, A.E. Filippov, L. Kalikhman, S. Kawai, T. Glatzel, E. Gnecco, A. Baratoff, Q. Zheng, O. Hod, M. Urbakh, E. Meyer
COSTNanotribo, 2015-06-22, Istanbul, (Turkey).
Quantifying the atomic-level mechanics of single long physisorbed molecular chains
S. Kawai, M. Koch, E. Gnecco, A. Sadeghi, R. Pawlak, Th. Glatzel, J. Schwarz, S. Goedecker, S. Hecht, A. Baratoff, L. Grill, and E. Meyer
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 111, (11), (2014), 3968–3972, pdf.
Exploring the retention properties of CaF2 nanoparticlesas possible additives for dental care application with tapping-modeatomic force microscope in liquid
M. Wasem, J. Köser, S. Hess, E. Gnecco, and E. Meyer
Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, 5, (2014), 36–43, pdf.
Atomic-scale friction sensed by a single molecule
R. Pawlak , W. Ouyang, A.E. Filippov, L. Kalikhman, S. Kawai, T. Glatzel, E. Gnecco, A. Baratoff, Q. Zheng, O. Hod, M. Urbakh, E. Meyer
ncAFM2014, 2014-08-08, Tsukuba, (Japan).
Systematic study of the dolomite (104) surface by bimodal dynamic force microscopy in ultra-high vacuum
S. Kawai, C. M Pina, A. Bubendorf, G. Fessler, T. Glatzel, E. Gnecco and E. Meyer
Nanotechnology, 24, (5), (2013), 055702, pdf.
Elastic Response of Graphene Nanodomes
S. Koch, D. Stradi, E. Gnecco, S. Barja, S. Kawai, C. Díaz, M. Alcamí, F. Martín, A. L. V. de Parga, R. Miranda, Th. Glatzel, and E. Meyer
ACS Nano, 7, (4), (2013), 2927, pdf.
Analytical expressions for the kinetic friction in the Prandtl-Tomlinson model
E. Gnecco, R. Roth, and A. Baratoff
Phys. Rev. B, 86, (3), (2012), 035443, pdf.
Atomic-Scale Friction on Stepped Surfaces of Ionic Crystals
P. Steiner, E. Gnecco, F. Kork, J. Budzioch, L. Walczak, J. Konior, M. Szymonski and E. Meyer
Physical Review Letters, 106, (186104), (2011), pdf.
Orientation dependent molecular friction on organic layer compound crystals
G. Fessler, I. Zimmermann, Th. Glatzel, E. Gnecco, P. Steiner, R. Roth, T. D. Keene, S.-X. Liu, S. Decurtins, and E. Meyer
Appl. Phys. Lett., 98, (8), (2011), 083119, pdf.
Suppression of electronic friction on Nb films in the superconducting state
M. Kisiel, E. Gnecco, U. Gysin, L. Marot, S. Rast, E. Meyer
Nature Materials, 10, (1), (2011), pdf.
Angular dependence of static and kindetic friction on alkali halide surfaces
P. Steiner, R. Roth, E. Gnecco, A. Baratoff, E. Meyer
Physical Review B, 82, (205417), (2010), 8, pdf.
Atomic Friction Investigations on Ordered Superstructures
P. Steiner, E. Gnecco, T. Filleter, N.N. Gosvami, S. Maier, E. Meyer, R. Bennewitz
Tribology Letters, 39, (2010), 321, pdf.
Multiple Slips in Atomic-Scale Friction: An Indicator for the Lateral Contact Damping
R. Roth, Th. Glatzel, P. Steiner, E. Gnecco, A. Baratoff, E. Meyer
Tribology Letters, 39, (1), (2010), 63, pdf.
Controlled manipulation of rigid nanorods by atomic force microscopy
E. Gnecco, A. Rao, K. Mougin, G. Chandrasekar, and E. Meyer
Nanotechnology, 21, (2010), 215702, pdf.
Trajectory fluctuations accompanying the manipulation of spherical nanoparticles
A. Rao, M.L. Wille, E. Gnecco, K. Mougin, and E. Meyer
Phys. Rev. B, 80, (2009), 193405, pdf.
Modulation of contact resonance frequency accompanying atomic-scale stick-slip in friction microscopy
P. Steiner, R. Roth, E. Gnecco, Th. Glatzel, A. Baratoff and E. Meyer
Nanotechnology, 20, (495701), (2009), 6, pdf.
A gentle jackhammer
E. Gnecco
Nature, 461, (2009), 178, pdf.
Nanoscale Processes on Insulating Surfaces
E. Gnecco, M. Szymonski
World Scientific, ISBN: 978-981-283-762-2, (2009), pdf.
Linear ripples and traveling circular ripples produced on polymers by thermal AFM probes
E. Gnecco, E. Riedo, W.P. King, S.R. Marder, and R. Szoszkiewicz
Phys. Rev. B, 79, (2009), 235421 , pdf.
Thermal stability and reconstruction of nanoparticulate Au film on model molecular surfaces
K. Mougin, Z. Zheng, N. Piazzon, E. Gnecco, and H. Haidara
J. Coll. Interf. Sci, 333, (2009), 719, pdf.
The analytical relations between particles and probe trajectories in atomic force microscope nanomanipulation
A. Rao, E. Gnecco, D. Marchetto, K. Mougin, M. Schönenberger, S. Valeri and E. Meyer
Nanotechnology, 20, (2009), 115706, pdf.
Two-dimensional simulation of superlubricity on NaCl and highly oriented pyrolytic graphite
P. Steiner, R. Roth, E. Gnecco, A. Baratoff, S. Maier, Th. Glatzel, and E. Meyer
Phys. Rev. B, 79, (2009), 045414, pdf.
Dynamic superlubricity on insulating and conductive surfaces in ultra-high vacuum and ambient environment
E. Gnecco, A. Socoliuc, S. Maier, J. Gessler, Th. Glatzel, A. Baratoff and E. Meyer
Nanotechnology, 20, (2009), 025501, pdf.
Nano-scale friction of polystyrene in air and in vacuum
S. Bistac, A. Ghorbal, M. Schmitt, E. Gnecco, and E. Meyer
Polymer, 49, (2008), 3780, pdf.
Superlubricity of dry nanocontacts
E. Gnecco, S. Maier, and E. Meyer
J. Phys. Condens. Matt., 20, (2008), 354004, pdf.
Atomic-scale friction modulated by a buried interface: Combined atomic and friction force microscopy experiments
S. Maier, E. Gnecco, A. Baratoff, R. Bennewitz, and E. Meyer
Phys. Rev. B, 78, (2008), 045432, pdf.
Manipulation of Gold Nanoparticles: Influence of Surface Chemistry, Temperature, and Environment (Vacuum versus Ambient Atmosphere)
K. Mougin, E. Gnecco, A. Rao, M. T. Cuberes, S. Jayaraman, E. W. McFarland, H. Haidara, and E. Meyer
Langmuir, 24, (4), (2008), 1577-1581, pdf.
Characterization of nanoparticles using Atomic Force Microscopy
A. Rao, M. Schoenenberger, E. Gnecco, Th. Glatzel, E. Meyer, D. Brändlin and L. Scandella
J. Phys.: Conf. Series, 61, (2007), 971–976, pdf.
Skating on hot surfaces
E. Meyer and E. Gnecco
Nature Materials, 6, (3), (2007), 180.
Formation of molecular wires on nanostructured KBr
L. Zimmerli, S. Maier, Th. Glatzel, E. Gnecco, O. Pfeiffer, F. Diederich, L. Fendt and E. Meyer
J. Phys.: Conf. Series, 61, (2007), 1357-1360, pdf.
Fundamentals of Friction and Wear on the Nanoscale
E. Gnecco and E. Meyer
Springer Verlag, ISBN-10 3-540-36806-X, (2006).
Investigations of Organic Supramolecules by Scanning Probe Microscopy in Ultra-High vacuum
L. Nony, E. Gnecco, and E. Meyer
Applied Scanning Probe Methods III (B. Bhushan and H. Fuchs,, (2006).
Atomic-scale control of friction by actuation of nanometer-sized contacts
A. Socoliuc, E. Gnecco, S. Maier, O. Pfeiffer, A. Baratoff, R. Bennewitz and E.Meyer
Science, 313, (2006), 207-210, pdf.
Slippery Nanoworld
E. Gnecco, A. Socoliuc, E. Meyer, A. Baratoff, R. Bennewitz, M. Dienwiebel, and J. Frenken
Europhysics News, 36, (2005), 6.
Scanning probe microscopy combined with time-of-flight mass spectrometry: Chemical analysis on the nanometer scale
A. Wetzel, A. Socoliuc, E. Meyer, R. Bennewitz, E. Gnecco and C. Gerber
Rev. Sci. Instrum., 76, (2005), 103701.
Friction and Wear on the Atomic Scale
E. Gnecco, R. Bennewitz, O. Pfeiffer, A. Socoliuc, E. Meyer
in Nanotribology and Nanomechanics (B. Bhushan ed., Springer, (2005).
Fluctuations and jump dynamics in atomic friction
S. Maier, Y. Sang, T. Filleter, M. Grant, R. Bennewitz, E. Gnecco and E. Meyer
Phys. Rev. B, 72, (2005), 245418, pdf.
Force microscopy on insulators: imaging of organic molecules
O. Pfeiffer, E. Gnecco, L. Zimmerli, S. Maier, E. Meyer, L. Nony, R. Bennewitz, F. Diederich, H. Fang, and D. Bonifazi
J. Phys.: Conf. Series, 19, (2005), 166.
Frictionless sliding on the atomic scale
E. Gnecco, A. Socoliuc, and E. Meyer
Imaging and Microscopy, (2004).
Slippery nano world
E. Gnecco, A. Socoliuc, R. Bennewitz, E. Meyer, A. Baratoff, M. Dienwiebel, and J. Frenken
Europhysicsnews, (2004).
Transition from stick-slip to continuous sliding in atomic friction: Entering a new regime of ultralow friction
A. Socoliuc, R. Bennewitz, E. Gnecco, E. Meyer
Phys. Rev. Lett., 92, (2004), 134301, pdf.
E. Gnecco
In American Scientific Publishers, California, editor, Encyc, (2004).
Friction and wear on the atomic scale
E. Gnecco, R. Bennewitz, O. Pfeiffer, A. Socoliuc, and E. Meyer
In Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, editor, Handbook of Nanotech, (2004).
Observation of individual molecules trapped on a nanostructured insulator
L. Nony, E. Gnecco, A. Alkauskas, A. Baratoff, R. Bennewitz, O. Pfeiffer, S. Maier, A. Wetzel, E. Meyer, and C. Gerber
Nano Letters, 44, (2004), 2185, pdf.
Atomic structure of alkali halide surfaces
R. Bennewitz, S. Schär, E. Gnecco, O. Pfeiffer, M. Bammerlin, and E. Meyer
Appl. Phys. A, 78, (2004), 873.
Cu-TBPP and PTCDA molecules on insulating surfaces investigated by UHV non-contact AFM
L. Nony, R. Bennewitz, O. Pfeiffer, E. Gnecco, E. Meyer, T. Eguchi, A. Gourdon, and C. Joachim
Nanotechnology, 15, (2004), C91.
Friction and wear on the atomic scale
E. Gnecco, R. Bennewitz, A. Socoliuc and E. Meyer
Wear, 127, (9), (2003), 859-862.
Ripple formation induced in localized abrasion
A. Socoliuc, E. Gnecco, R. Bennewitz, E. Meyer
Phys. Rev. B, 68, (2003), 115416, pdf.
Interaction Potential and Hopping Dynamics Governing Sliding Friction
E. Riedo, E. Gnecco, R. Bennewitz, E. Meyer, and H. Brune
Phys. Rev. Lett., 91, (2003), 084502, pdf.
The Cu(100)-c(2 x 2) N structure studied by combined nc-AFM/STM
S. Schär, R. Bennewitz, T. Eguchi, E. Gnecco, O. Pfeiffer, L. Nony and E. Meyer
Appl. Surf. Sci., 127, (1), (2003), 43-48.
Abrasive wear on the atomic scale
E. Gnecco, R. Bennewitz, and . E. Meyer
Phys. Rev. Lett., 91, (2002), 215501.
E. Gnecco, R. Bennewitz and E. Meyer
Chimia, 56, (2002), 562-565.
From contact to non-contact: Force microscopy experiments in ultrahigh vacuum
E. Meyer, R. Bennewitz, E. Gnecco, O. Pfeiffer, V. Barwich, A. Wetzel, A. Baratoff
Abstr Pap AM Chem Soc, (2002), 497-PHYS Part 2.
Friction experiments on the nanometre scale
E. Gnecco, R. Bennewitz, T. Gyalog, and E. Meyer
J. Phys.: Condens. Matter, 13, (2001), R619.
Atomic friction studies on well defined surfaces
R. Bennewitz, E. Gnecco, T. Gyalog, and E. Meyer
Tribology Letters, 10, (2001), 51.
Velocity dependence of atomic friction
E. Gnecco, R. Bennewitz, T. Gyalog, Ch. Loppacher, M. Bammerlin, E. Meyer, H.-J. Güntherodt
Phys. Rev. Lett., 84, (2000), 1172, pdf.