molecular adsorption; self-assembly and self-organisation; supramolecular nanostructures; oxide materials; ferroelectrics; nanostructures; surface and near surface structure; molecular conformation; photoelectron spectroscopy; photoelectron diffraction; scanning tunneling microscopy
Muntwiler Matthias, Zhang Jun, Stania Roland, Matsui Fumihiko, Oberta Peter, Flechsig Uwe, Patthey Luc, Quitmann Christoph, Glatzel Thilo, Widmer Roland, Meyer Ernst, Jung Thomas A., Aebi Philipp, Fasel Roman, Greber Thomas (2017), Surface science at the PEARL beamline of the Swiss Light Source, in Journal of Synchrotron Radiation
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Matsui Fumihiko, Maejima Naoyuki, Matsui Hirosuke, Nishikawa Hiroaki, Daimon Hiroshi, Matsushita Tomohiro, Muntwiler Matthias, Stania Roland, Greber Thomas (2016), Circular Dichroism in Cu Resonant Auger Electron Diffraction, in Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie
, 230(4), 519-535.
Jaouen T., Razzoli E., Didiot C., Monney G., Hildebrand B., Vanini F., Muntwiler M., Aebi P. (2015), Excited states at interfaces of a metal-supported ultrathin oxide film, in Physical Review B
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Zhang Jun, Shchyrba Aneliia, Nowakowska Sylwia, Meyer Ernst, Jung Thomas A., Muntwiler Matthias (2014), Probing the spatial and momentum distribution of confined surface states in a metal coordination network, in Chem. Commun.
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Oberta P, Flechsig U, Muntwiler M, Quitmann C (2011), Optical design study of the PEARL beamline at SLS, in NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND
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X-ray photoelectron diffraction (XPD) is a well-established technique for surface and near-surface structural investigations with a particularly strong Swiss community. Following the pioneering work of Osterwalder, Greber and Stuck at the University of Fribourg, it has been implemented in three different research laboratories in Switzerland: At the Universities of Zurich (Greber, Osterwalder) and Neuchatel (Aebi), and at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research, Empa (Fasel, Gröning). During the last few years, XPD has intensively and successfully been applied to a wide variety of systems in the context of various scientific problems in all three laboratories. Since the year 2001, it has furthermore been possible to explore the potential of synchrotron-radiation XPD (SR-XPD) at the Near Node PhotoElectron Holography end-station (NNPEH) set-up by Greber at the Surface and Interface Microscopy (SIM) beamline of the Swiss Light Source (SLS). Thanks to the high brilliance of the SLS and the possibility of choosing the ‘correct’ photon energy for a particular experiment, the scope of XPD could be extended to systems and scientific prob-lems not previously accessible by any other experimental technique.Given the success of the last few years’ SR-XPD “pilot-phase” using the (basic) NNPEH endstation at the SLS, the established need for complementary SR-XPD experiments in various fields of research, the strong Swiss XPD community, as well as the many researchers that have expressed their interest in SR-XPD ex-periments, we propose the planning and construction of a dedicated endstation for SR-XPD: PEARL - a PhotoElectron Diffraction and Atomic Resolution Laboratory at the SLS. It is our aim and ambition to develop a dedicated endstation for state-of-the-art angle- and energy-scanned XPD, combined with normal-incidence x-ray standing wavefield absorption (NIXSW) and Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM) characterisation. PEARL shall also provide a means for developing next-generation XPD techniques including time- and spin-resolution, and to access experiments at low temperatures. PEARL will become a unique facility, unlike any other endstation world wide, and set-up, supported and further developed by a strong Swiss community of experts.