Department of Applied Physics

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.
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Current focus:

  • Artificial designer materials

  • Electronic properties of metal-organic frameworks

  • Atomically well-defined graphene nanoribbons

Group members

Peter Liljeroth

Peter Liljeroth

Department of Applied Physics
Academy Professor

Kezilebieke Shawulienu

Department of Applied Physics
Academy Postdoctoral Researcher
Md Huda

Md Huda

Department of Applied Physics
Doctoral Candidate

Markus Aapro

Department of Applied Physics
Doctoral Candidate
Benjamin Alldritt

Benjamin Alldritt

Department of Applied Physics
Doctoral Candidate
Linghao Yan

Linghao Yan

Department of Applied Physics
Postdoctoral Researcher

Chen Xu

Department of Applied Physics
Postdoctoral Researcher

Somesh Ganguli

Department of Applied Physics
Postdoctoral Researcher

Mohammad Amini

Department of Applied Physics
Research Assistant

Viliam Vano

Department of Applied Physics
Doctoral Candidate

Alumni

name position current position (initial position after Aalto)
Anna-Maija Valtavirta MSc 2019 Murata Electronics
Ilona Pohjavirta MSc 2019 Vaisala
Avijit Kumar post-doc 2014-17 Assistant professor, IIT Bhubaneswar, India
Kaustuv Banerjee PhD 2017 IMEC, Belgium
Amina Kimouche post-doc 2014-16 Beatriu de Pinos postdoctoral fellowship, Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Barcelona
Fabian Schulz PhD 2016 post-doc, Fritz-Haber Institute, Berlin (earlier IBM Zurich Research Laboratory)
Robert Drost PhD 2016 post-doc, Max-Planck Institute, Stuttgart
Päivi Järvinen PhD 2015 Picosun (earlier Bain & Company)
Sampsa Hämäläinen PhD 2014 Accenture

Latest publications

Atomic Scale Physics, Department of Applied Physics
Publishing year: 2019 Nature Nanotechnology
Atomic Scale Physics, Department of Applied Physics
Publishing year: 2019 Physical Review Materials
Atomic Scale Physics, Department of Applied Physics, Computational Electronic Structure Theory, Theory of Quantum Matter (TQM)
Publishing year: 2019 Nano Letters
Department of Applied Physics, Atomic Scale Physics
Publishing year: 2019 Advances in Physics: X
Department of Applied Physics, Atomic Scale Physics
Publishing year: 2019 ChemPhysChem
Atomic Scale Physics, Department of Applied Physics, Theory of Quantum Matter (TQM)
Publishing year: 2018 arXiv.org
Department of Applied Physics, Atomic Scale Physics, Theory of Quantum Matter (TQM)
Publishing year: 2018 Nano Letters
Department of Applied Physics, Surfaces and Interfaces at the Nanoscale, Atomic Scale Physics
Publishing year: 2018 Nano Letters
Department of Applied Physics, Surfaces and Interfaces at the Nanoscale, Atomic Scale Physics
Publishing year: 2018 ACS Nano
Department of Applied Physics, Atomic Scale Physics
Publishing year: 2017
More information on our research in the Research database.
Research database

Facilities:

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

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