Surface Science using Scanning Probe Microscopy

Our group focuses on the characterization of surfaces and interfaces of various materials including metals, semiconductors, oxides, organic thin films, and adsorbed molecules. Scanning probe microscopy at the single atomic and molecular scales provides key information for the understanding of catalytic reaction mechanisms and the development of next-generation devices.

On-going Projects

  • STM (scanning tunneling microscopy) and AFM (atomic force microscopy) of oxide surfaces and gas adsorption behavior
  • Fabrication and characterization of self-assembled organic layers
  • High-resolution STM/AFM imaging, spectroscopy, and reactions of adsorbed organic molecules
  • Instrumentation of simultaneous STM/AFM system

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