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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 149713
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 01.10.2013 - 30.09.2015
Approved amount 667'405.00
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Keywords (14)

STM; Atomic and molecular resolution; non-contact force microscopy; surface supported supra molecular chemistry; kelvin force microscopy; atomic friction; true atomic resolution by AFM in ultrahigh vacuum; molecular diffusion / libration / mobility; force microscopy; SFM; SPM; surface science; scanning tunneling microscopy; insulators

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Dieses Projekt ist fokussiert auf die Untersuchung von Wechselwirkungen zwischen Atomen und Molekülen mittels Rastersondenmikroskopie.
Lay summary
Dieses Projekt ist fokussiert auf die Untersuchung von Wechselwirkungen zwischen Atomen und Molekülen mittels Rastersondenmikroskopie. Zu diesem Zweck werden zwei Laborsysteme eingesetzt: 1) Das Nanolino, welches ein Rastertunnelmikroskop  (STM) mit einem Rasterkraftmikroskop (AFM) kombiniert.  Hier können sowohl Normal- wie Lateralkräfte auf der atomaren Skala bei Raumtemperatur untersucht werden. Ferner wird ein Tieftemperatur-Mikroskop mit Stimmgabelquarz-Detektion für die Untersuchung von Kraftgradienten bei tiefen Temperaturen eingesetzt. Hiermit kann submolekulare Auflösung von planaren Molekülen erreicht werden.  Bei tiefen Temperaturen können einzelne Moleküle, z.B. ein CO-Molekül, mit der Spitze aufgelesen werden und dann in Wechselwirkung mit einzelnen Molekülen auf Oberflächen gebracht werden. Es werden auch polymerisierte Ketten auf Oberflächen untersucht, welche mittels der AFM-Spitze über die Oberflächen gezogen werden und schliesslich von der Oberfläche losgelöst werden.  2) Das Nanolab ist ein Labor mit einem STM, welches umfangreiche Oberflächen-Präparations- und Charakterisierungs-Methoden beinhaltet. Im Nanolab werden molekulare Netzwerke untersucht, welche wiederum als „Host“ für andere Moleküle oder Atome verwendet werden können. Weitere ergänzende Methoden sind die Tunnelspektroskopie (STS) und die winkelaufgelöste Photoemission (ARPES). 

 

 

 


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Publications

Publication
Chain-like structure elements in Ni40Ta60 metallic glasses observed by scanning tunneling microscopy
R. Pawlak L. Marot A. Sadeghi S. Kawai Th. Glatzel P. Reimann S. Goedecker H.-J. Güntherodt (2015), Chain-like structure elements in Ni40Ta60 metallic glasses observed by scanning tunneling microscopy, in Scientific Reports, 5, 13143.
Electrospray deposition of organic molecules on bulk insulator surfaces
A. Hinaut R. Pawlak E. Meyer and Th. Glatzel (2015), Electrospray deposition of organic molecules on bulk insulator surfaces, in Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, 6, 1927-1934.
Elemetns of Friction Theory and Nanotribology
E. Gnecco and E. Meyer (2015), Elemetns of Friction Theory and Nanotribology, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
Extended Halogen Bonding between Fully Fluorinated Aromatic Molecules
S. Kawai A. Sadeghi F. Xu L. Peng A. Orita J. Otera S. Goedecker and E. Meyer (2015), Extended Halogen Bonding between Fully Fluorinated Aromatic Molecules, in ACS Nano, 9, 2574-2583.
Interplay of weak interactions in the atom-by-atom condensation of xenon within quantum boxes
Nowakowska Sylwia, Waeckerlin Aneliia, Kawai Shigeki, Ivas Toni, Nowakowski Jan, Fatayer Shadi, Waeckerlin Christian, Nijs Thomas, Meyer Ernst, Bjork Jonas, Stohr Meike, Gade Lutz H., Jung Thomas A. (2015), Interplay of weak interactions in the atom-by-atom condensation of xenon within quantum boxes, in Nature Communications, 6, 6071.
Noncontact Atomic Force Microscope Dissipation Reveals a Central Peak of SrTiO3 Structural Phase Transition
M. Kisiel F. Pellegrini G. E. Santoro M. Samadashvili R. Pawlak A. Benassi U. Gysin R. Buzio (2015), Noncontact Atomic Force Microscope Dissipation Reveals a Central Peak of SrTiO3 Structural Phase Transition, in Phys. Rev. Lett., 115, 046101.
Non-Contact Atomic Force Microscopy
S. Morita F.J. Giessibl and E. Meyer (Eds.) (ed.) (2015), Non-Contact Atomic Force Microscopy, Springer, Berlin.
Programmed assembly of 4,2':6',4''-terpyridine derivatives into porous, on-surface networks.
Nijs Thomas, Malzner Frederik J, Fatayer Shadi, Wäckerlin Aneliia, Nowakowska Sylwia, Constable Edwin C, Housecroft Catherine E, Jung Thomas A (2015), Programmed assembly of 4,2':6',4''-terpyridine derivatives into porous, on-surface networks., in Chemical communications (Cambridge, England), 51(61), 12297-300.
Antiferromagnetic coupling of Cr-porphyrin to a bare Co substrate
Girovsky Jan, Tarafder Kartick, Tarafder Kartick, Wäckerlin Christian, Nowakowski Jan, Siewert Dorota, Hählen Tatjana, Wäckerlin Aneliia, Kleibert Armin, Ballav Nirmalya, Jung Thomas A., Oppeneer Peter M. (2014), Antiferromagnetic coupling of Cr-porphyrin to a bare Co substrate, in Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 90(22), 220404.
Controlling the dimensionality of on-surface coordination polymers via endo- or exoligation
Shchyrba Aneliia, Wäckerlin Christian, Wäckerlin Christian, Nowakowski Jan, Nowakowska Sylwia, Björk Jonas, Fatayer Shadi, Girovsky Jan, Nijs Thomas, Martens Susanne C., Martens Susanne C., Kleibert Armin, Stöhr Meike, Ballav Nirmalya, Jung Thomas A., Gade Lutz H. (2014), Controlling the dimensionality of on-surface coordination polymers via endo- or exoligation, in Journal of the American Chemical Society, 136(26), 9355-9363.
Covalent assembly of a two-dimensional molecular "sponge" on a Cu(111) surface: Confined electronic surface states in open and closed pores
Shchyrba Aneliia, Martens Susanne C., Martens Susanne C., Wäckerlin Christian, Wäckerlin Christian, Matena Manfred, Ivas Toni, Wadepohl Hubert, Stöhr Meike, Jung Thomas A., Gade Lutz H. (2014), Covalent assembly of a two-dimensional molecular "sponge" on a Cu(111) surface: Confined electronic surface states in open and closed pores, in Chemical Communications, 50(57), 7628-7631.
Fundamentals of Friction and Wear
E. Gnecco and E. Meyer (Eds.) (ed.) (2014), Fundamentals of Friction and Wear, Springer, Berlin.
On-surface synthesis of a two-dimensional porous coordination network: Unraveling adsorbate interactions
Matena Manfred, Bjork Jonas, Wahl Markus, Lee Tien-Lin, Zegenhagen Joerg, Gade Lutz H., Jung Thomas A., Persson Mats, Stohr Meike (2014), On-surface synthesis of a two-dimensional porous coordination network: Unraveling adsorbate interactions, in PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 90(12), 125408.
Probing the spatial and momentum distribution of confined surface states in a metal coordination network
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 CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 50(82), 12289-12292.
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 (2014), Quantifying the atomic-level mechanics of single long physisorbed molecular chains, in Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 111, 3968-3972.
Chirality transfer in 1D self-assemblies: influence of H-bonding vs metal coordination between dicyano[7]helicene enantiomers.
Shchyrba Aneliia, Nguyen Manh-Thuong, Wäckerlin Christian, Martens Susanne, Nowakowska Sylwia, Ivas Toni, Roose Jesse, Nijs Thomas, Boz Serpil, Schär Michael, Stöhr Meike, Pignedoli Carlo A, Thilgen Carlo, Diederich François, Passerone Daniele, Jung Thomas A (2013), Chirality transfer in 1D self-assemblies: influence of H-bonding vs metal coordination between dicyano[7]helicene enantiomers., in Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135(41), 15270-3.
Local Detection of Nitrogen-Vacancy Centers in a Nanodiamond Monolayer
R. Pawlak Th. Glatzel V. Pichot L. Schmidlin S. KawaiS. Fremy D. Spitzer E. Meyer (2013), Local Detection of Nitrogen-Vacancy Centers in a Nanodiamond Monolayer, in Nano Lett., 5803-5807.
Synthesis of trans-A2B2- and trans-A2BC-porphyrins with polar 4′-(dimethylamino)tolan-4-yl substituents, and a screening protocol for vapor-phase deposition on metal surfaces
Alberti Mariza N., Nowakowska Sylwia, Tzirakis Manolis D., Nowakowski Jan, Fesser Petra, Schweizer W. Bernd, Shchyrba Aneliia, Thilgen Carlo, Jung Thomas A., Jung Thomas A., Diederich Franc¸ois (2013), Synthesis of trans-A2B2- and trans-A2BC-porphyrins with polar 4′-(dimethylamino)tolan-4-yl substituents, and a screening protocol for vapor-phase deposition on metal surfaces, in European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2014(26), 5705-5719.
Mechanical and Electrical Properties of Single Molecules
T. Glatzel, Mechanical and Electrical Properties of Single Molecules, in P. Moriarty and S. Gauthier (Eds.) (ed.), Springer, Berlin.
Water interaction with hydrogenated and oxidized detonation nanodiamonds — Microscopic and spectroscopic analyses
S. Stehlik Th. Glatzel V. Pichot R. Pawlak E. Meyer D. Spitzer and B. Rezek, Water interaction with hydrogenated and oxidized detonation nanodiamonds — Microscopic and spectroscopic analyses, in Diamond and Related Materials.

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
Enrico Gnecco, IMDEA Spain (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Olivier Martin/EPFL Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Marek Szymonski, Jagiellonian University, Krakow Poland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Constable/Housecroft Research Group, University of Basel, Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Hans Hug, EMPA Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Johannes Barth/University of Munich Germany (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Meike Stöhr/Zhernike Institute for Material Science, Groningen Netherlands (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Justin Wells, NTNU Norway (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Ruben Perez, Spain Spain (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Silvio Descurtins/Univ Bern Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Soichiro Tsujino/Paul Scherrer Institute Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Juerg Osterwalder, Thomas Greber and Roman Fasel/UniZH and EMPA Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Matts Persson/Univ. of Liverpool Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Jorge Lobo-Checa, Materials Physics Center Spain (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
J. Björk/Univ Linkoping Sweden (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Davide Bonifazi/Univ Namur Belgium (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Sean O'Shea, IMRE, Singapore Singapore (Asia)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Lutz Gade/University of Heidelberg Germany (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Roland Bennewitz, Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Saarbrücken Germany (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Marcel Mayor, University of Basel Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Francois Diederich, ETHZ Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Adam Foster, Aalto School of Science and Technology Finland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Gerhard Meyer/ IBM Research Center Zurich Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Peter Grütter, McGill University Canada (North America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Exchange of personnel

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
6th European Nanomanipulation Workshop Talk given at a conference Nanomanipulation of C60 islands on organic layer compound crystals 24.09.2015 Giessen, Germany Fremy Sweetlana; Meier Tobias; Meyer Ernst; Jöhr Res;
Non contact atomic force microscopy conference 2015 Talk given at a conference Probing Atomic Structure and Majorana Wavefunctions in Mono-Atomic Fe-chains on Superconducting Pb-Surface 14.09.2015 Cassis, France Meyer Ernst; Meier Tobias;
i-net Technology Event «Innovation Landscape Nano» Poster Portable Scanning Probe Microscope in an UHV-Suitcase 09.09.2015 Muttenz, Switzerland Nowakowska Sylwia;
Joint Annual Meeting of the Austrian Physical Society and the Swiss Physical Society Talk given at a conference Interplay of weak interactions in the condensation of xenon: Atom by atom investigations in quantum boxes 01.09.2015 Wien, Austria Mousavi Seyedeh Fatemeh;
8th International Workshop on Nanoscale Pattern Formation at Surfaces Talk given at a conference Patterning of C60 Islands on Organic Layer Compound Crystals 14.07.2015 Krakow, Poland Meyer Ernst; Fremy Sweetlana; Jöhr Res;
The International Conference on Understanding and Controlling Nano and Mesoscale Friction, Talk given at a conference Atomic-scale friction sensed by a single molecule 26.06.2015 Istanbul, Turkey Meyer Ernst;
The International Conference on Understanding and Controlling Nano and Mesoscale Friction, Talk given at a conference Controlled switching of a single CuPc molecule on Cu(111) at low temperature 26.06.2015 Istanbul, Turkey Meyer Ernst; Jöhr Res; Fremy Sweetlana;
Seminar of Physics Department of Poznan Univeristy of Technology Individual talk MONITOROWANIE PROCESU KONDENSACJI ATOM PO ATOMIE W PUDEŁKACH KWANTOWYCH ORAZ KONFIGURACJA ICH STANÓW ELEKTRONOWYCH 14.05.2015 Poznan, Poland Nowakowska Sylwia;
DPG Jahrestagung Talk given at a conference Probing single donor-acceptor molecules on thin insulating films 19.03.2015 Berlin, Germany Meyer Ernst; Meier Tobias;
Swiss Working Group for Surface and Interface Science (SAOG) Talk given at a conference Atom-by-atom condensation of xenon under interplay of week interactions 22.01.2015 Fribourg, Switzerland Nowakowska Sylwia;
SpinMol 2014 Poster On-surface reactions for controlling spin architectures 26.10.2014 Ascona, Switzerland Wäckerlin-Shchyrba Anellia;
SpinMol 2014 Poster Atom-by-atom condensation within quantum boxes 26.10.2014 Ascona, Switzerland Nowakowska Sylwia;
European Conference on Surface Science (ECOSS) Talk given at a conference Extended self-assembled porphyrin network based on C−H···F interactions 31.08.2014 Antalya, Turkey Nowakowska Sylwia;
Non-Contact atomic force microscopy conference 2014 Talk given at a conference Local Detection of Nitrogen-Vacancy Centers in a Nanodiamond Monolayer 01.08.2014 Tsukuba, Japan Fremy Sweetlana; Meyer Ernst;
Non-contact atomic force microscopy conference 2014 Talk given at a conference Atomic-scale friction sensed by a single molecule 01.08.2014 Tsukuba, Japan Meier Tobias; Meyer Ernst; Fremy Sweetlana; Jöhr Res;
International Conference on Nanoscience + Technology (ICN+T) Talk given at a conference Controlling Dimensionality in On - Surface Reactions 20.06.2014 Vail, United States of America Wäckerlin-Shchyrba Anellia;
MolCH Talk given at a conference Programming the dimensionality of on-surface polymers by endo-/exo-ligation 13.06.2014 Bern, Switzerland Wäckerlin-Shchyrba Anellia;
Swiss NanoConvention Poster Exploration of on-surface click-chemistry 21.05.2014 Brugg, Switzerland Jung Thomas; Nowakowska Sylwia;


Self-organised

Title Date Place
NanoManipulation Workshop 18.06.2014 Mulhouse, France

Communication with the public

Communication Title Media Place Year
Media relations: print media, online media Einblick in die Aggregation von Xenon-Atomen gelungen International 2015
Media relations: print media, online media Einblick in die Kondensation von Atomen International 2015
Media relations: print media, online media Fasziniert vom Spiel mit einzelnen Atomen SNF Update German-speaking Switzerland 2015
Media relations: print media, online media https://www.unibas.ch/en/News-Events/News/Uni-Research/Nano-Beaker-Offers-Insight-Into-the-Condensat Unibas website International 2015
Media relations: print media, online media Nanobeaker offers insight into the condensation of atoms International 2015
Media relations: print media, online media Nano-beaker offers insight into the condensation of atoms International 2015
Media relations: print media, online media Nano-Beaker Offers Insight Into the Condensation of Atoms International 2015
Media relations: print media, online media Nano-Messbecher erlauben Einblick in die Kondensation von Atomen International 2015
Media relations: print media, online media Ringelreih mit Xenon International 2015
Media relations: print media, online media Sylwia Nowakowska Univeristy of Basel International Study Programs International 2015

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
162512 Neue Einsichten in die Sonden-Proben-Wechselwirkung bei den Rastersondenmethoden 01.10.2015 Project funding (Div. I-III)
121461 Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Spectroscopy at variable Temperatures for the physical and chemical investigation of surface mounted supra-molecular assemblies. 01.07.2008 R'EQUIP
156236 Harvesting light at a p-type semiconductor interface 01.10.2014 Interdisciplinary projects
137917 Neue Einsichten in die Sonden-Proben-Wechselwirkung bei den Rastersondenmethoden 01.10.2011 Project funding (Div. I-III)
144991 Thermal Desorption Mass Spectrometry for the Investigation of on-surface Chemistry and Supramolecular Chemistry 01.10.2013 R'EQUIP
153549 On-Surface Magnetochemistry 01.04.2014 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 and Friction Force Microscopenc-AFM at 4K: Force microscopy at low temperature Nanolab: STM in ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) combined with MBE and ESCAThe following research topics will be addressed in this period:1. High-resolution force microscopy experiments:To further improve the stability and knowledge about the electronic and the structural properties at molecular and atomic scale we will continue developing improved techniques of detection as well as increase the understanding of the short range interaction in nc-AFM. For that purpose we concentrate our research on mainly three topics, the analysis of the short range interaction determined by multimodal nc-AFM, the development of enhanced analytical models to quantify the measured signals as well as the further analysis of the growth and the structural properties of organic molecules on insulating surfaces. The gap between contact measurements and noncontact measurements is becoming continuously smaller so that we expect to get detailed information on the contact formation as well as on frictional properties by both techniques.2. Electrons, atoms and molecules in supramolecular porous networks: Properties in local and periodic confinementWe propose to use specifically designed surface mounted supramolecular porous networks as templates to build complex and functional architectures at the surface. It is the study of site specific adsorption of molecules, their diffusion/libration within the confinement of the pores, as well as cooperative effects mediated by electronic or mechanic coupling between neighbouring sites across the two-dimensional (2D) network which provides the scientific focus of this proposal. Importantly these studies are performed in dependence of both, the sample temperature and in dependence of variable, local forces and fields through the local probe (Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM), tf-Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and nc-AFM), i.e. in dependence of the tip-sample interaction. Complementary Low Energy Electron Diffraction (LEED), Photo-Electron Spectroscopy (PES) and X-ray Standing Wave (XSW) experiments are performed to assess structural features of the supramolecular networks on the surface. This research aims at understanding increasingly complex supramolecular systems towards the design of novel functional surface properties, also by collaboration with theory.
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