Organisation of 493. WE-Heraeus-Seminar "Latest Developments in Scanning Probe Techniques focused on Nanotechnology", 28 November – 1 December 2011, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef (Germany) [link].
We have been the first to resolve the inner structure of an organic molecule using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) tips funcitonalized with molecular hydrogen [link] [link]. Later we have shown that high resolution is routinely achieved when STM tips are functionalized by an atom or a small molecule [link]. Together with the team of Nanosurf Lab we identified the mechanism responsible for the appearance of high resolution in scanning probe microscopy (SPM) with funcitonalized tips [link].
We are actively trying to improve the effectiveness of single-molecule manipulation experiments [link].
Very recently we have started to explore the new possibilities that virtual reality technology brings to the field of single-molecular manipulation [link].
Scanning Quantum Dot Microscopy (SQDM) is a new method of quantitative imaging of electrostatic potentials that was discovered in our lab [link]. To achieve the new type of imaging we used our knowledge of single-molecule manipulation in order to functionalize the AFM/STM tip with a nanometer large molecular quantum dot.
Other (non-research) projects