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Neue Einsichten in die Sonden-Proben-Wechselwirkung bei den Rastersondenmethoden

English title New Insight into Tip-Sample Interaction by Scanning Probe Methods
Applicant Meyer Ernst
Number 126651
Funding scheme Project funding (Div. I-III)
Research institution Departement Physik Universität Basel
Institution of higher education University of Basel - BS
Main discipline Condensed Matter Physics
Start/End 01.10.2009 - 30.09.2011
Approved amount 702'321.00
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SPM; STM; SFM; Atomic and molecular resolution; true atomic resolution by AFM in ultrahigh vacuum; insulators; force microscopy; kelvin force microscopy; non-contact force microscopy; scanning tunneling microscopy; atomic friction; surface supported supra molecular chemistry; surface science; molecular diffusion; libration; mobility; AFM

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Lay summary
This research proposal focuses on the progress in the study of local interactions by Scanning Probe Methods (SPM). The research in this field is only possible due to our long-standing experience and equipment: Nanolino: Combined STM/AFM at room temperature LT-STM and AFM: Combined STM and AFM at 4KNanolab: STM in ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) combined with MBE and ESCAThe force microscopy studies of molecules deposited on insulators is one approach to understand interactions between molecules and surfaces. The second approach is the combination of variable temperature STM experiments with manipulation experiments which gives insight into the interactions of confined molecules with their environment (molecular network). The main topic within this research period will be the analysis of the short range electrostatic interaction determined by Kelvin probe force microscopy (KPFM) and the extension of the standard nc-AFM to bi- or multi-modal AFM. 3d force spectroscopy with atom tracking gives information about the energy landscape above the surface with unprecedented resolution. Furthermore, we will continue the analysis of the growth and structural properties of organic molecules on insulating surfaces at room temperature. Special emphasis will be put on the class of truxenes, where the immobilization of single molecules at step and kink sites of ionic crystals is possible at room temperature.The second emphasis is on the directional dependence of atomic stick slip. Traces of atomic stick slip will be investigated to deduce the directionality of contact stiffnesses. In addition, multiple slips are investigated to explore the influence of damping on atomic stick slip. An extension of contact force microscopy is the simultaneous tracking of the contact resonance frequency, which is related to the normal contact stiffness. The interpretation of atomic-scale variations of contact resonance frequencies is still an open issue.The main focus is the exploration of host guest assemblies at room temperature by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy in the Ultra High Vacuum. Porous supramolecular layers on solid substrates are developped and characterised by themselves and are used as templates for the assembly of systems to be investigated.
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Publication
Atomic-scale dissipation processes in dynamic force spectroscopy
Kawai Shigeki, Canova Filippo Federici, Glatzel Thilo, Foster Adam S., Meyer Ernst (2011), Atomic-scale dissipation processes in dynamic force spectroscopy, in PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 84(11), 115415-1-115415-9.
Atomic-Scale Friction on Stepped Surfaces of Ionic Crystals
Steiner Pascal, Gnecco Enrico, Krok Franciszek, Budzioch Janusz, Walczak Lukasz, Konior Jerzy, Szymonski Marek, Meyer Ernst (2011), Atomic-Scale Friction on Stepped Surfaces of Ionic Crystals, in PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 106(18), 186104-1-186104-4.
Atomic-Scale Mechanical Properties of Orientated C(60) Molecules Revealed by Noncontact Atomic Force Microscopy
Pawlak Remy, Kawai Shigeki, Fremy Sweetlana, Glatzel Thilo, Meyer Ernst (2011), Atomic-Scale Mechanical Properties of Orientated C(60) Molecules Revealed by Noncontact Atomic Force Microscopy, in ACS NANO, 5(8), 6349-6354.
Interaction-induced atomic displacements revealed by drift-corrected dynamic force spectroscopy
Kawai Shigeki, Glatzel Thilo, Koch Sascha, Baratoff Alexis, Meyer Ernst (2011), Interaction-induced atomic displacements revealed by drift-corrected dynamic force spectroscopy, in PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 83(3), 035421--035421-7.
Low temperature ultrahigh vacuum noncontact atomic force microscope in the pendulum geometry
Gysin U., Rast S., Kisiel M., Werle C., Meyer E. (2011), Low temperature ultrahigh vacuum noncontact atomic force microscope in the pendulum geometry, in REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS, 82(2), 023705.
Magnetic properties of nanomagnetic and biomagnetic systems analyzed using cantilever magnetometry
Gysin Urs, Rast Simon, Aste Andreas, Speliotis Thanassis, Werle Christoph, Meyer Ernst (2011), Magnetic properties of nanomagnetic and biomagnetic systems analyzed using cantilever magnetometry, in NANOTECHNOLOGY, 22(28), 023705-1.
Organic Molecules Reconstruct Nanostructures on Ionic Surfaces
Trevethan Thomas, Such Bartosz, Glatzel Thilo, Kawai Shigeki, Shluger Alexander L., Meyer Ernst, de Mendoza Paula, Echavarren Antonio M. (2011), Organic Molecules Reconstruct Nanostructures on Ionic Surfaces, in SMALL, 7(9), 1264-1270.
Orientation dependent molecular friction on organic layer compound crystals
Fessler Gregor, Zimmermann Iwan, Glatzel Thilo, Gnecco Enrico, Steiner Pascal, Roth Raphael, Keene Tony D., Liu Shi-Xia, Decurtins Silvio, Meyer Ernst (2011), Orientation dependent molecular friction on organic layer compound crystals, in APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 98(8), 083119-1-083119-4.
Suppression of electronic friction on Nb films in the superconducting state
Kisiel Marcin, Gnecco Enrico, Gysin Urs, Marot Laurent, Rast Simon, Meyer Ernst (2011), Suppression of electronic friction on Nb films in the superconducting state, in NATURE MATERIALS, 10(2), 119-122.
Systematic measurement of pentacene assembled on Cu(111) by bimodal dynamic force microscopy at room temperature
Kawai Shigeki, Pawlak Remy, Glatzel Thilo, Meyer Ernst (2011), Systematic measurement of pentacene assembled on Cu(111) by bimodal dynamic force microscopy at room temperature, in PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 84(8), 085429-1-085429-8.
Aggregation and Contingent Metal/Surface Reactivity of 1,3,8,10- Tetraazaperopyrene (TAPP) on Cu(111)
M. Matena M. Stöhr T. Riehm J. Björk S. Martens M. S. Dyer M. Persson J. Lobo-Checa K. Mull (2010), Aggregation and Contingent Metal/Surface Reactivity of 1,3,8,10- Tetraazaperopyrene (TAPP) on Cu(111), in Chem. Eur. J., 16, 2079.
Angular dependence of static and kinetic friction on alkali halide surfaces
Steiner Pascal, Roth Raphael, Gnecco Enrico, Baratoff Alexis, Meyer Ernst (2010), Angular dependence of static and kinetic friction on alkali halide surfaces, in PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 82(20), 205417-1-205417-9.
Atomic contact potential variations of Si(111)-7 x 7 analyzed by Kelvin probe force microscopy
Kawai Shigeki, Glatzel Thilo, Hug Hans-Josef, Meyer Ernst (2010), Atomic contact potential variations of Si(111)-7 x 7 analyzed by Kelvin probe force microscopy, in NANOTECHNOLOGY, 21(24), 245704-245713.
Atomic Friction Investigations on Ordered Superstructures
Steiner Pascal, Gnecco Enrico, Filleter Tobin, Gosvami Nitya Nand, Maier Sabine, Meyer Ernst, Bennewitz Roland (2010), Atomic Friction Investigations on Ordered Superstructures, in TRIBOLOGY LETTERS, 39(3), 321-327.
Contacting self-ordered molecular wires by nanostencil lithography
Gross L., Schlittler R. R., Meyer G., Fendt L. -A., Diederich F., Glatzel Th., Kawai S., Koch S., Meyer E. (2010), Contacting self-ordered molecular wires by nanostencil lithography, in JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B, 28(3), C4D34-C4D39.
Controlled manipulation of rigid nanorods by atomic force microscopy
Gnecco Enrico, Rao Akshata, Mougin Karine, Chandrasekar Govindasamy, Meyer Ernst (2010), Controlled manipulation of rigid nanorods by atomic force microscopy, in NANOTECHNOLOGY, 21(21), 215702-1-215702-5.
Functionalized Truxenes: Adsorption and Diffusion of Single Molecules on the KBr(001) Surface
Such Bartosz, Trevethan Thomas, Glatzel Thilo, Kawai Shigeki, Zimmerli Lars, Meyer Ernst, Shluger Alexander L., Amijs Catelijne H. M., de Mendoza Paula, Echavarren Antonio M. (2010), Functionalized Truxenes: Adsorption and Diffusion of Single Molecules on the KBr(001) Surface, in ACS NANO, 4(6), 3429-3439.
Multiple Slips in Atomic-Scale Friction: An Indicator for the Lateral Contact Damping
Roth Raphael, Glatzel Thilo, Steiner Pascal, Gnecco Enrico, Baratoff Alexis, Meyer Ernst (2010), Multiple Slips in Atomic-Scale Friction: An Indicator for the Lateral Contact Damping, in TRIBOLOGY LETTERS, 39(1), 63-69.
NANOTRIBOLOGY The renaissance of friction
Urbakh Michael, Meyer Ernst (2010), NANOTRIBOLOGY The renaissance of friction, in NATURE MATERIALS, 9(1), 8-10.
New Trends in Nanotribology
Gulseren O., Manini N., Meyer E., Tosatti E., Urbakh M., Vanossi A. (2010), New Trends in Nanotribology, in TRIBOLOGY LETTERS, 39(3), 227.
Three-dimensional force spectroscopy of KBr(001) by tuning fork-based cryogenic noncontact atomic force microscopy
Such Bartosz, Glatzel Thilo, Kawai Shigeki, Koch Sascha, Meyer Ernst (2010), Three-dimensional force spectroscopy of KBr(001) by tuning fork-based cryogenic noncontact atomic force microscopy, in JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY B, 28(3), C4B1-C4B5.
Ultrasensitive detection of lateral atomic-scale interactions on graphite (0001) via bimodal dynamic force measurements
Kawai Shigeki, Glatzel Thilo, Koch Sascha, Such Bartosz, Baratoff Alexis, Meyer Ernst (2010), Ultrasensitive detection of lateral atomic-scale interactions on graphite (0001) via bimodal dynamic force measurements, in PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 81(8), 085420-1-085420-7.
Cutting and self-healing molecular wires studied by dynamic force microscopy
Kawai S., Maier S., Glatzel Th., Koch S., Such B., Zimmerli L., Fendt L. -A., Diederich F., Meyer E. (2009), Cutting and self-healing molecular wires studied by dynamic force microscopy, in APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 95(10), 103109-1-103109-3.
Determination of effective tip geometries in Kelvin probe force microscopy on thin insulating films on metals
Glatzel Th, Zimmerli L., Koch S., Such B., Kawai S., Meyer E. (2009), Determination of effective tip geometries in Kelvin probe force microscopy on thin insulating films on metals, in NANOTECHNOLOGY, 20(26), 264016-1-264016-7.
Dynamic superlubricity on insulating and conductive surfaces in ultra-high vacuum and ambient environment
Gnecco E., Socoliuc A., Maier S., Gessler J., Glatzel T., Baratoff A., Meyer E. (2009), Dynamic superlubricity on insulating and conductive surfaces in ultra-high vacuum and ambient environment, in NANOTECHNOLOGY, 20(2), 025501-1-025501-7.
Modulation of contact resonance frequency accompanying atomic-scale stick-slip in friction force microscopy
Steiner Pascal, Roth Raphael, Gnecco Enrico, Glatzel Thilo, Baratoff Alexis, Meyer Ernst (2009), Modulation of contact resonance frequency accompanying atomic-scale stick-slip in friction force microscopy, in NANOTECHNOLOGY, 20(49), 495701-1-495701-6.
Molecular assemblies grown between metallic contacts on insulating surfaces
Glatzel Th., Zimmerli L., Koch S., Kawai S., Meyer E. (2009), Molecular assemblies grown between metallic contacts on insulating surfaces, in APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 94(6), 063303-1-063303-3.
Novel Probes for Molecular Electronics
Meyer Ernst, Glatzel Thilo (2009), Novel Probes for Molecular Electronics, in SCIENCE, 324(5933), 1428-1429.
Systematic Achievement of Improved Atomic-Scale Contrast via Bimodal Dynamic Force Microscopy
Kawai Shigeki, Glatzel Thilo, Koch Sascha, Such Bartosz, Baratoff Alexis, Meyer Ernst (2009), Systematic Achievement of Improved Atomic-Scale Contrast via Bimodal Dynamic Force Microscopy, in PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 103(22), 220801-1-220801-4.
The analytical relations between particles and probe trajectories in atomic force microscope nanomanipulation
Rao A., Gnecco E., Marchetto D., Mougin K., Schoenenberger M., Valeri S., Meyer E. (2009), The analytical relations between particles and probe trajectories in atomic force microscope nanomanipulation, in NANOTECHNOLOGY, 20(11), 115706-1-115706-6.
Time-averaged cantilever deflection in dynamic force spectroscopy
Kawai Shigeki, Glatzel Thilo, Koch Sascha, Such Bartosz, Baratoff Alexis, Meyer Ernst (2009), Time-averaged cantilever deflection in dynamic force spectroscopy, in PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 80(8), 085422-1-085422-7.
Two-dimensional simulation of superlubricity on NaCl and highly oriented pyrolytic graphite
Steiner Pascal, Roth Raphael, Gnecco Enrico, Baratoff Alexis, Maier Sabine, Glatzel Thilo, Meyer Ernst (2009), Two-dimensional simulation of superlubricity on NaCl and highly oriented pyrolytic graphite, in PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 79(4), 045414-1-045414-9.

Collaboration

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Types of collaboration
Universität Heidelberg Germany (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
University College London Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Jagiellonian University, Krakow Poland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
- Exchange of personnel
INM-Leibniz Institut für Neue Materialien, Saarbrücken Germany (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Exchange of personnel
Aalto University School of Science and Technology Finland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv Israel (Asia)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure
- Exchange of personnel

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Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
117610 Neue Einsichten in die Sonden-Proben-Wechselwirkung bei den Rastersondenmethoden 01.10.2007 Project funding (Div. I-III)
132868 Controlling Spins in Molecular Adsorbates by a Chemical Switch 01.02.2011 Project funding (Div. I-III)
101273 Tieftemperatur-Rastersondenmikroskopie-Untersuchungen von molekularen Maschinenelementen 01.10.2003 R'EQUIP
117610 Neue Einsichten in die Sonden-Proben-Wechselwirkung bei den Rastersondenmethoden 01.10.2007 Project funding (Div. I-III)
137917 Neue Einsichten in die Sonden-Proben-Wechselwirkung bei den Rastersondenmethoden 01.10.2011 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Abstract

This research proposal focuses on the progress in the study of local interactions by Scanning Probe Methods (SPM). The research in this field is only possible due to our long-standing experience and equipment: Nanolino: Combined STM/AFM at room temperature LT-STM and AFM: Combined STM and AFM at 4K Nanolab: STM in ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) combined with MBE and ESCAThe force microscopy studies of molecules deposited on insulators is one approach to understand interactions between molecules and surfaces. The second approach is the combination of variable temperature STM experiments with manipulation experiments which gives insight into the interactions of confined molecules with their environment (molecular network). The following research topics will be addressed in this period:Nanolino: The main topic within this research period will be the analysis of the short range electrostatic interaction determined by Kelvin probe force microscopy (KPFM) and the extension of the standard nc-AFM to bi- or multi-modal AFM. 3d force spectroscopy with atom tracking gives information about the energy landscape above the surface with unprecedented resolution. Furthermore, we will continue the analysis of the growth and structural properties of organic molecules on insulating surfaces at room temperature. Special emphasis will be put on the class of truxenes, where the immobilization of single molecules at step and kink sites of ionic crystals is possible at room temperature.The second emphasis is on the directional dependence of atomic stick slip. Traces of atomic stick slip will be investigated to deduce the directionality of contact stiffnesses. In addition, multiple slips are investigated to explore the influence of damping on atomic stick slip. An extension of contact force microscopy is the simultaneous tracking of the contact resonance frequency, which is related to the normal contact stiffness. The interpretation of atomic-scale variations of contact resonance frequencies is still an open issue.LT-STM and AFM at low temperature:Nc-AFM imaging of molecules on insulators at low temperatures will be further explored. The variable-temperature capabilities of the LT-STM/AFM will be used to investigate the structure and mobility of molecules confined in molecular networks. Nanolab: The main focus is the exploration of host guest assemblies at room temperature by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy in the Ultra High Vacuum. Porous supramolecular layers on solid substrates are developped and characterised by themselves and are used as templates for the assembly of systems to be investigated. Both the electronic and mechanical properties are studied by tunnelling spectroscopy and local manipulation experiments.
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