The Nanostructures group performs basic research on nano interfaces and on hybrid interfaces between organic molecules and inorganic materials. The group also further develops and refines optical spectroscopy methods in order to better analyse these materials, interfaces and nanostructures.

Materials with a defined structure in the micro or nano range often have special physical properties which make them interesting for many applications - such as electronic components, which are deployed not only in computer technology, but also in new sensors and devices for biomedical applications. However, in order to be able to use such materials reliably, their structures must be precisely known and understood. This is where the work of the Nanostructures group comes in: The group deploys methods such as Raman spectroscopy, ellipsometry or absorption spectroscopy to characterise the formation and the physical properties of semiconductor structures or nanowires, for example.    

Current Publications

Vibration Driven Self-Doping of Dangling-Bond Wires on Si(553)-Au Surfaces

Physical Review Letters, Vol. 2020, Nr. 124,
Type: Journal article

Vibrational Raman spectroscopy on adsorbate-induced low-dimensional surface structures

Surface Science Reports, Vol. 75, Nr. 1,
Type: Journal article

Adsorption of toluene-3,4-dithiol on silver islands investigated by surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy

Journal of Raman Spectroscopy,
Type: Journal article

Gradient metal nanoislands as a unified surface enhanced Raman scattering and surface enhanced infrared absorption platform for analytics

Analyst, Vol. 144, Nr. 17, , P. 5271–5276
Type: Journal article

Organic Molecule Adsorption on Stepped Si-Au Surfaces: Role of Functional Group on Geometry and Electronic Structure

Physica Status Solidi (b), Vol. 256, Nr. 7,
Type: Journal article

Temperature dependent diffusion of DMSO in CH3NH3PbI3 precursor films during layer formation and impact on solar cells

ACS Applied Energy Materials, Vol. 2019, Nr. 27, , P. 5116
Type: Journal article