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Welcome
to our Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Lab!

We are an independent Max-Planck Research Group focusing on dynamic processes in nanostructures and heterogeneous surfaces. It is our goal to unravel the time-dependent evolution of electronic, magnetic and vibronic excitations on the intrinsic length scale of the underlying interactions: the atomic scale.

We started in August, 2011, and are jointly hosted at the Max-Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, Germany, and the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science in Hamburg, Germany.

Our research will include spin dynamics on few-atom nanomagnets, long lived vibrational excitations of molecules on surfaces, and spatial structure of electric-field induced phase transitions in complex oxides.

We use scanning tunneling microscopy, short STM, to zoom in to individual nanostructures and atoms. The same tool enables us to construct quantum systems atom by atom; truly from the bottom up. Milli- to micro-electronvolt sensitivity provides the necessary energy resolution to measure electronic properties and low-energy excitations relevant to future nanoelectronic applications.

Currently we develop new techniques that boost the time resolution of high-sensitivity measurements in STM.

Do you want to become part of the team? Contact us.