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

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
Md Nurul  Huda

Md Nurul Huda

Department of Applied Physics
Doctoral Candidate

Benjamin Alldritt

Department of Applied Physics
Doctoral Candidate

Anna-Maija Valtavirta

Department of Applied Physics
Research Assistant

Linghao Yan

Department of Applied Physics
Postdoctoral Researcher

Chen Xu

Department of Applied Physics
Postdoctoral Researcher

Somesh Ganguli

Department of Applied Physics
Postdoctoral Researcher

Alumni

name position current position
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, 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, Computational Electronic Structure Theory, Theory of Quantum Matter (TQM)

Observation of coexistence of Yu-Shiba-Rusinov states and spin-flip excitations

Publishing year: 2019 Nano Letters
Department of Applied Physics, Atomic Scale Physics

On‐Surface Assembly of Au‐Dicyanoanthracene Coordination Structures on Au(111)

Publishing year: 2019 ChemPhysChem
Atomic Scale Physics, Department of Applied Physics, Quantum Dynamics

Quantum corrections to a spin-orbit coupled Bose-Einstein Condensate

Publishing year: 2019 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, Theory of Quantum Matter (TQM)

Coupled Yu-Shiba-Rusinov States in Molecular Dimers on NbSe2

Publishing year: 2018 Nano Letters
Department of Applied Physics, Atomic Scale Physics

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
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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