Poster session 2023

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Observation of open shell helicene molecules on metallic substrates

Aleš Cahlík,1 Danyang Liu,1 Carolina A. Marques,1 Fabian D. Natterer,1 Ya-Chu Hsieh,2 Yao-Ting Wu,2 Karl-Heinz Ernst3

1Department of Physics, UZH, Zurich, Switzerland

2Department of Chemistry, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

3Molecular Surface Science Group, EMPA, Zurich, Switzerland


Structural and chemical state analysis of amorphous and crystalline manganese oxide phases

Roberto Cestaro, Bastian Rheingans, Claudia Cancellieri, Lars P.H. Jeurgens, Patrik Schmutz

Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Laboratory for Joining Technologies and Corrosion, CH-8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland


Fabrication of Kondo Lattice via On-surface Reactions

Jung-Ching Liu,1 Rémy Pawlak,1 Chao Li,1 Outhmane Chahib,1 Ernst Meyer,1 Xing Wang,2 Ping Zhou,2 Robert Häner,2 Silvio Decurtins,2 Ulrich Aschauer,2 Shi-Xia Liu2

1Department of Physics, University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 82, CH-4056 Basel

2Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Bern, Freiestrasse 3, CH-3012 Bern


Helicene Molecular Wires

Gema Navarro,1 Antoine Hinaut,1 Shuyu Huang,1 Thilo Glatzel,1 Ernst Meyer,1 Akimitsu Narita,2 Yunbin Hu3

1Department of Physics, University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 82, 4056 Basel,


2Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Okinawa 904-0495,


3Max Plank Institute for Polymer Research, Ackermannweg 10, 55128, Mainz, Germany


Using near-ambient pressure XPS to determine the deactivation processes of the CO2 reduction reaction at the solid/liquid interface

Paul Maurice Leidinger,1 Zbynek Novotny,1 Jeroen A.van Bokhoven,1,2 Luca Artiglia,1 Juan Herranz1

1Paul Scherer Institute, CH-5232 Villigen-PSI, Switzerland

2ETH Zürich, CH-8093 Zürich, Switzerland


Tensile and compressive stress in sputtered Cu/W nanomultilayers: correlation with microstructure, thermal stability, and thermal conductivity
Giacomo Lorenzin,1 Claudia Cancellieri,1 Lars P.H. Jeurgens,1 Md Shafkat Bin Hoque,2 Patrick E. Hopkins,2 Eric R. Houglund,2 John A. Tomko,2 Daniel Ariosa3

1Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Laboratory for Joining Technologies and Corrosion, Überlandstrasse 129, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland.

2Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 22904, USA.

3Instituto de Física, Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad de la República, Herrera y Reissig 565, C.C. 30, Montevideo 11000, Uruguay.


Rewritable friction on Nitrogen-doped graphene moiré superlattices

Shuyu Huang,1,2 Antoine Hinaut,1 Yiming Song,1 Sebastian Scherb,1 Laurant Marot,1 Paul Hiret,1 Gema Gnvarro,1 Thilo Glatzel,1 Ernst Meyer1

1Department of Physics, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
2Key Laboratory for Design and Manufacture of Micro-Nano Biomedical Instruments, School of Mechanical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 211189, China


Accuracy Improvement of the Surface Force Apparatus via Evaluation of Multi-Parameters Approach Series (MPAS)
Michał Góra, Urs Schütz, Manfred Heuberger                                                                                                        Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Advanced Fibers Group,                           St. Gallen, Switzerland


Probing the electronic structure of the superconductor/spin liquid superlattice of 4Hb-TaS2

C. A. Marques,1 B. Zengin,1 D. Liu,1 A. Steppke,1,2 A. Akrap,3 F. D. Natterer1

1University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland

2Paul Scherrer Institut Forschungsstrasse 111 5232 Villigen PSI Switzerland

3Department of Physics, University of Fribourg, 1700 Fribourg, Switzerland


Width-dependent intercalation of graphene nanoribbons with carbenes

Dominik Lüthi,1 Lin Yang,2 Ji Ma,2 Akimitsu Narita,3,4 Xinliang Feng,2 Klaus Müllen,3 Pascal Ruffieux,1 Roman Fasel,1 Gabriela Borin Barin1

1nanotech@surfaces Laboratory, Empa, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland

2Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden, TU Dresden, Dresden 01062, Germany

3Max Plank Institute for Polymer Research, 55128 Mainz, Germany

4Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Okinawa 904-0495, Japan


Networks of micro-scale chemical oscillators - towards chemical computing

 J.F.da Silva, V. Bacheva, U. Drechsler, R. Lovchik, S. Reidt, A. Knoll, H. Wolf

 IBM Research Europe – Zurich, Rüschlikon, Switzerland


A two-dimensional array of molecular quantum dots on superconducting Pb(111)

R. Pawlak,1 J.-C. Liu,1 C. Li,1 C Drechsel,1 P. D’Astolfo,1 E. Meyer,1 H. Chen,2 W. Wulfhekel,2 P. Zhou,3 X. Liu,3 U. Aschauer,3 S. Decurtins,3 S.-X. Liu3

1Universityof Basel, Basel, Switzerland

2Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany

3University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland


Asymmetric adsorption and bond selectivity on chiral PdGa surfaces

Nestor Merino-Diez, S. Stolz, R. Amador, D. Passerone, R. Widmer. O. Gröning

Empa – Swiss Federal Laboratories of Material Science and Technology, Dübendorf, Switzerland


Magnetic phase transition in monolayer MoS2 detected with AFM

Alexina Ollier, Marcin Kisiel, Mehdi Ramezani, Akash Gupta, Urs Gysin, Andreas Baumgartner,

Christian Schönenberger and Ernst Meyer

Department of Physics, University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 82, 4056 Basel, Switzerland


PTCDA mediated Ag(111) step faceting as precursor to pinwheel phase

Danyang Liu,1 Aleš Cahlík,1 Carolina A. Marques,1 Jens Oppliger,1 Ruslan Temirov,2,3 Fabian D. Natterer1

1Department of Physics, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland

2Peter Grünberg Institut (PGI-3), Forschungszentrum Jülich, 52425 Jülich, Germany

3University of Cologne, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Institute of Physics II, 50937 Cologne, Germany


Role of molecular flexibility at nanoscale

Zuned Ahmed,1,2 Hao Liu,1,2 Manfred Parschau,1 Hans Josef Hug1,2

1Empa - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Dübendorf, Switzerland

2University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland


Probing the mechanism of facile water dissociation on oxygen covered Cu(111) by Reflection Absorption Infrared Spectroscopy (RAIRS)

Mateusz Suchodol, Harmina Vejayan, Christopher Reilly, Rainer D. Beck

Surface Dynamics Group, Institute of Chemical Science and Engineering, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland


Role of interfacial acid-base chemistry on the partitioning of nitric acid to ice under tropospheric condition 

Yanisha Manoharan, Luca Longetti, Luca Artiglia, Markus Ammann, Thorsten Bartels-Rausch

Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland

Suppression of collision-induced intra-molecular vibrational energy redistribution on surface oxidation

Christopher Reilly, Patrick Floss, Bo-Jung Chen, Dan Auerbach, Rainer D. Beck
Group for Gas-Surface Dynamics, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland

Nanoscale nucleation dynamics of self–assembled cobalt oxide nanoparticles

Carlos Triana-Estupinan, Greta R. Patzke

Department of Chemistry, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland

New analytical approach to bridge surface and bulk chemistry in electrocatalysisale

Filippo Longo,1,2 Andreas Borgschulte,1,2 Zbynek Novotny,3,4 

1Laboratory for Advanced Analytical Technologies, Empa, Dübendorf, Switzerland

2Department of Chemistry, University of Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland 

3Swiss Light Source, Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen-PSI, Switzerland

4Laboratory for Joining Technologies and Corrosion, Empa, Dübendorf, Switzerland 


Local access to the Ln-Ln bonding orbital in dimetallofullerene molecular magnets

Fabian Paschke,Tobias Birk,2 Mikhail Fonin,3Fupin Liu,Stanislav M. Avdoshenko,Alexey A. Popov3 

IBM Research Europe – Zurich, 8803 Rueschlikon, Switzerland
Department of Physics, University of Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany
3Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research (IFW Dresden), 01069 Dresden, Germany


This article was updated on February 4, 2023