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Atomic Scale Physics

We focus on the experimental study of atomically well-defined nanostructures, where the precise nature and location of every atom matters. We use low-temperature scanning probe microscopy that allows structural and electronic characterization, and manipulation of materials down to the atomic scale.
Atomic scale physics

Current focus:

  • Artificial designer materials

  • Electronic properties of metal-organic frameworks

  • Atomically well-defined graphene nanoribbons

Group members

Markus Aapro

Department of Applied Physics
Research Assistant

Benjamin Alldritt

Department of Applied Physics
Doctoral Candidate
Md Huda

Md Huda

Department of Applied Physics
Doctoral Candidate

Long Liang

Department of Applied Physics
Postdoctoral Researcher
Peter Liljeroth

Peter Liljeroth

Department of Applied Physics
Professor

Kezilebieke Shawulienu

Department of Applied Physics
Academy Postdoctoral Researcher

Chen Xu

Department of Applied Physics
Postdoctoral Researcher

Linghao Yan

Department of Applied Physics
Postdoctoral Researcher

Latest publications

Atomic Scale Physics, Department of Applied Physics, Theory of Quantum Matter (TQM), Computational Electronic Structure Theory

Interplay between Yu-Shiba-Rusinov states and spin-flip excitations on magnetic impurities on superconducting NbSe2 substrate

Publishing year: 2018 arXiv.org
Department of Applied Physics, Surfaces and Interfaces at the Nanoscale, Atomic Scale Physics

Two-Dimensional Band Structure in Honeycomb Metal-Organic Frameworks

Publishing year: 2018 Nano Letters
Department of Applied Physics, Surfaces and Interfaces at the Nanoscale, Atomic Scale Physics

Elemental Identification by Combining Atomic Force Microscopy and Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy

Publishing year: 2018 ACS Nano
Atomic Scale Physics, Department of Applied Physics, Theory of Quantum Matter (TQM)

Tuneable topological domain wall states in engineered atomic chains

Publishing year: 2018 arXiv.org
Atomic Scale Physics, Department of Applied Physics

Benchmarking van der Waals-treated DFT: The case of hexagonal boron nitride and graphene on Ir(111)

Publishing year: 2018 arXiv.org
Department of Applied Physics, Atomic Scale Physics, Centre of Excellence in Computational Nanoscience, COMP, Theory of Quantum Matter (TQM)

Coupled Yu-Shiba-Rusinov States in Molecular Dimers on NbSe<sub>2</sub>

Publishing year: 2018 Nano Letters
Department of Applied Physics, Atomic Scale Physics, Centre of Excellence in Computational Nanoscience, COMP

Electronic components embedded in a single graphene nanoribbon

Publishing year: 2017 Nature Communications
Department of Applied Physics, Quantum Many-Body Physics, Atomic Scale Physics

Single- and many-particle description of scanning tunneling spectroscopy

Publishing year: 2017 JOURNAL OF ELECTRON SPECTROSCOPY AND RELATED PHENOMENA
Department of Applied Physics, Theory of Quantum Matter (TQM), Quantum Many-Body Physics, Atomic Scale Physics

Topological states in engineered atomic lattices

Publishing year: 2017 Nature Physics
Department of Applied Physics, Atomic Scale Physics, Computational Electronic Structure Theory, Centre of Excellence in Computational Nanoscience, COMP, Quantum Many-Body Physics

Charge-Transfer-Driven Nonplanar Adsorption of F<sub>4</sub>TCNQ Molecules on Epitaxial Graphene

Publishing year: 2017 ACS Nano
More information on our research in the Research database.
Research database

Facilities:

The Atomic Scale Physics research group is located in Nanotalo and operates two low-temperature, ultra-high vacuum (UHV), scanning probe microscopes that are housed at the Aalto Nanomicroscopy center

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Atomic scale physics