Result of the month

ROM 2020-01 
Selective Triplet Exciton Formation in a Single Molecule
Author:Yousoo Kim
Institute:Surface and Interface Science Laboratory, RIKEN, Wako, Japan
Publication:Kimura, K., Miwa, K., Imada, H. et al. Selective triplet exciton formation in a single molecule. Nature 570, 210–213 (2019)
Instrument: LT STM
ROM 2019-12 
Electronic Band Dispersion Determination in Azimuthally Disordered Transition-Metal Dichalcogenide Monolayers
Author:Prof Norbert Koch
Institute:Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Physik & IRIS Adlershof, 12489 Berlin, Germany and Helmholtz-Zentrum für Materialien und Energie GmbH, Bereich Solarenergieforschung, 12489 Berlin, Germany.
Publication:Communications Physics 2, 68 (2019)
Instrument: ARPES-Lab, DA30-L, VUV5k
ROM 2019-11 
A Time- and Angle-Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy with Probe Photon Energy up to 6.7 eV
Author:Prof Wentao Zhang
Institute:Key Laboratory of Artificial Structures and Quantum Control (Ministry of Education), School of Physics and Astronomy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China
Publication:Review of Scientific Instruments 90, 063905 (2019)
Instrument: DA30-L
ROM 2019-10 
Evaluation of Sn-Doped Indium Oxide Film and Interface Properties on a-Si Formed by Reactive Plasma Deposition
Author:Pro. Atsushi Ogura
Institute:Meiji University, Tama-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa 214-8571, Japan
Publication:ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology, 8, Q101 (2019)
Instrument: HAXPES-Lab
ROM 2019-09 
Multiple topological states in iron-based superconductors
Author:Prof. Shik Shin
Institute:The Institute for Solid State Physics (ISSP), The University of Tokyo
Publication:Prof. Shik Shin et al. Multiple topological states in iron-based superconductors. Nature Physics Vol. 15, January 2019, 41–47.
Instrument: DA30-L, 3D Spin/VLEED
ROM 2019-08 
Intertwined chiral charge orders and topological stabilization of the light-induced state of a prototypical transition metal dichalcogenide
Author:Dragan Mihailovic
Institute:Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana
Publication:Gerasimenko et al., npj Quantum Materials 4, 32 (2019)
Instrument: LT NANOPROBE
ROM 2019-06 
Electronic transport in planar atomic-scale structures measured by two-probe scanning tunneling spectroscopy
Author:Dr. Marek Kolmer (
Institute:Jagiellonian University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Publication:Nature Comm 10, 1573 (2019) DOI: s41467-019-09315-6
Instrument: LT NANOPROBE
ROM 2019-05 
Ultrafast nematic-orbital excitation in FeSe
Author:Takahiro Shimojima (email
Publication:Nature Comm 10, 1946 (2019), DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-09869-5
Instrument: ARPES-Lab
ROM 2019-04 
Nonlocal electron correlations in an itinerant ferromagnet
Author:Corresponding Author: Christian Tusche (email:
Publication:Nature Communicationsvolume 9, Article number: 3727 (2018), DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-05960-5
Instrument: NanoESCA
ROM 2019-03 
Spin read-out in atomic qubits in an all-epitaxial three-dimensional transistor
Institute:Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communications Technology, School of Physics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Publication:Nature Nanotechnology (2019) (not in print yet, online only)
ROM 2019-02 
Copper oxide functionalization of QPlus AFM tips allows imaging of molecular structures with extraordinary stability
Author:Harry Moenig //
Institute:Physikalisches Institut Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster // Center for Nanotechnology (CeNTech) // Heisenbergstr. 11 // D-48149 Münster
Instrument: LT STM
ROM 2018-09 
Atomic-scale rewritable memory using scanning tunnelling microscopy techniques*
Author:Prof. Wolkow and his co-workers
Institute:University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada
ROM 2018-01 
Hard X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (HAXPES) capability directly in the local laboratory environment
Author:Susanna Eriksson
Institute:Scienta Omicron
Instrument: HAXPES-Lab
ROM 2017-09 
Two-probe STM experiments at the atomic level
Author:Marek Kolmer /
Publication:Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, DOI:
ROM 2017-08 
Atomic resolution STM on Au(111) at T= 1.03K measured with the TESLA JT SPM.
Author:Dirk Stahl / Scienta Omicron
Institute:Scienta Omicron
Instrument: TESLA JT SPM
ROM 2017-07 
Experimental realization and characterization of an electronic Lieb lattice
Author:M. R. Slot /
Institute:1. Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science, Utrecht University, the Netherlands 2. Institute for Theoretical Physics, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
Publication:M.R. Slot, T.S. Gardenier, P.H. Jacobse, G.C.P. van Miert, S.N. Kempkes, S.J.M. Zevenhuizen, C. Morais Smith, D. Vanmaekelbergh and I. Swart, Experimental realization and characterization of an electronic Lieb lattice, Nature Physics
Instrument: LT STM
ROM 2017-02 
Probing atomic structure and Majorana wavefunctions in mono-atomic Fe-chains on superconducting Pb-surface
Author:Dr. Rémy Pawlak (Corresponding Author)
Institute:Department of Physics, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Publication:R. Pawlak et al. npj Quantum Information (2016) 2, 16035.
Instrument: LT STM
ROM 2016-07 
Bottom-up fabrication of atomically precise graphene nanoribbons with zigzag edge topology
Author:Pascal Ruffieux
Institute:Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Dübendorf, Switzerland
Instrument: LT STM
ROM 2016-06 
Quantum simulation of the Hubbard model with dopant atoms in silicon
Author:Correspondence and requests for materials should be addressed to J.S. (email: or to S.R. (email:
Publication:NATURE COMMUNICATIONS | 7:11342 | DOI: 10.1038/ncomms11342 |
Instrument: LT STM
ROM 2016-05 
The NanoCar Race teams work out hard...
Author:Christian Joachim
ROM 2016-04 
Submolecular resolution imaging of molecules by atomic force microscopy: the influence of the electrostatic force
Author:Corresponding Author: Ingmar Swart
Institute:Corresponding Institute: Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science, Utrecht University, P.O. Box 80.000, 3508 TA Utrecht, The Netherlands
Publication:PRL 116, 096102 (2016) PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS
Instrument: LT STM
ROM 2016-02 
Synthesis of borophenes: Anisotropic, two-dimensional boron polymorphs
Author:E-mail: (N.P.G.); (M.C.H.); (A.R.O.) / 18 DECEMBER 2015 • VOL 350 • ISSUE 6267 • Page 1513-1516
Instrument: VT SPM
ROM 2016-01 
High charge mobility in two-dimensional percolative networks of PbSe quantum dots connected by atomic bonds
Author:see enclosed PDF
Institute:see enclosed PDF
ROM 2015-12 
Submolecular imaging by noncontact atomic force microscopy with an oxygen atom rigidly connected to a metallic probe.
Author:Harry Mönig
Instrument: LT STM
ROM 2015-11 
Silicene field-effect transistors operating at room temperature;
Instrument: VT SPM
ROM 2015-10 
nanoARPES or k-MICROSCOPE, a new technique where the light is focused down to nanometer size
Author:Maria Asensio /
Institute:Synchrotron SOLEIL /
Publication:Avila et al., Synchrotron Radiation News 27:2 (2014) 24
Instrument: DA30-L
ROM 2015-08 
Imaging and Harnessing Nuclear Transmutation at the Atomic Scale
Author:Alex Pronschinske, Philipp Pedevilla, Colin J. Murphy, Ben Coughlin, Emily A. Lewis, Felicia R. Lucci, Garth Brown, George Pappas, Angelos Michaelides & E. Charles H. Sykes
Institute:1) Deptartment of Chemistry, Tufts University, 62 Talbot Avenue, Medford, MA 02155, USA. 2) Thomas Young Centre, London Centre for Nanotechnology and Department of Chemistry, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK. 3PerkinElmer, Inc., 331 Treble Cove Road, North Billerica, MA 01862.
Publication:Pronschinske, A. et al. Nature Mater. (2015)
Instrument: LT STM
ROM 2015-06 
Tunable magnetoresistance in an asymmetrically coupled single-molecule junction
Author:Dr. Cyrus F. Hirjibehedin /
Institute:London Centre for Nanotechnology / Department of Physics & Astronomy / Department of Chemistry / UCL, UK
ROM 2015-05 
Intermolecular Contrast in Atomic Force Microscopy Images without Intermolecular Bonds
Author:Ingmar Swart,
Institute:Debeye Institute for Nanomaterials Science, Netherlands
ROM 2015-03 
A new dynamic-XPS end-station for beamline P04 at PETRA III/DESY
Author:Sergey V.Babenkov (1),
Instrument: Argus
ROM 2015-01 
Bulk sensitive hard x-ray photoemission electron microscopy
Author:Marten Patt (1),
Institute:1) Peter Grünberg Institute (PGI-6) and JARA-FIT, Research Center Jülich, D-52425 Jülich, Germany 2) Focus GmbH, Neukirchner Str. 2, D-65510 Hünstetten, Germany 3) DESY Photon Science, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, D-22603 Hamburg, Germany 4) Fakultät f. Physik and Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CeNIDE), Universität Duisburg-Essen, D-47048 Duisburg, Germany
Instrument: NanoESCA
ROM 2014-12 
Controlled synthesis of single-chirality carbon nanotubes
Instrument: LT STM
ROM 2014-10 
High Resolution full field ARPES
Author:K.Winkler (1),
Instrument: NanoESCA
ROM 2014-8 
Spatiotemporal Characterization of SPP Pulse Propagation in Two-Dimensional Plasmonic Focusing Devices
Author:M. Bauer / Kiel & M. Aeschlimann / Kaiserslautern
Publication:Nano Lett., 2013, 13 (3), pp 1053–1058
Instrument: FOCUS PEEM
ROM 2014-06 
Local Electronic and Chemical Structure of Oligo-acetylene Derivatives Formed Through Radical Cyclizations at a Surface
Author:Mike Crommie
Publication:Nano Lett., 14, 2251–2255 (2014), DOI: 10.1021/nl403791q
Instrument: LT STM
ROM 2014-3 
ZnO Nanowires
Author:Dr. G. Lilienkamp (1), P. Baumann (2), G. Schäfer (2)
Institute:(1) Institut für Energieforschung und Physikalische Technologien, TU Clausthal, Germany (2) Oxford Instruments Omicron Nanoscience, Taunusstein, Germany
Instrument: NanoSAM Lab
ROM 2014-01 
Accessing 4f-states in single-molecule spintronics
Author:Frank Matthes (1),
Institute:Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Peter Grünberg Insitut, Germany
Publication:Nature Commun. 4, 2425 (2013), DOI: 10.1038/ncomms3425
Instrument: LT STM
ROM 2013-12 
Real-Space Identification of Intermolecular Bonding with Atomic Force Microscopy
Author:Xiaohui Qiu,
Institute:(1) National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing 100190, China (2) Department of Physics, Renmin University of China, Beijing 100872, China
Publication:Science DOI:10.1126/science.1242603
Instrument: LT STM
ROM 2013-11 
Formation of hexagonal and cubic ice during low-temperature growth
Author:Konrad Thürmer and Shu Nie
Institute:Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA, USA
Publication:Thürmer K & Nie S (2013) Formation of hexagonal and cubic ice during low-temperature growth. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110(29):11757-11762.
Instrument: VT SPM
ROM 2013-10 
Direct Imaging of Covalent Bond Structure in Single-Molecule Chemical Reactions
Author:Corresponding Author: Michael F. Crommie1,4, //
Institute:(1) Department of Physics, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, USA. (2) Centro de Física de Materiales CSIC/UPV-EHU-Materials Physics Center, San Sebastián, Spain. (3) Department of Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, USA. (4) Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, USA. (5) Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC), San Sebastián, Spain. (6) Nano-Bio Spectroscopy Group and ETSF Scientific Develoment Center, Dpto. de Física de Materiales, Universidad del País Vasco UPV/EHU, San Sebastián, Spain.
Publication:Science 2013, 340, 1434-1437 /
Instrument: LT STM
ROM 2013-9 
Spin Resolution and Evidence for Superexchange on NiO(001) observed by Force Microscopy
Author:Florian Pielmeier //
Institute:Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
Publication:Physical Review Letters 110, 266101 (2013) //
Instrument: LT STM
ROM 2013-8 
Room Temperature Discrimination of Adsorbed Molecules and Attachment Sites on the Si(111)–7 × 7 Surface Using a QPlus Sensor
Publication:ACS Nano, 2013, 7 (3), pp 2686–2692
Instrument: VT SPM
ROM 2013-7 
Quantum engineering on the surface of silicon
Author:S.R. Schofield et al.
Institute:London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London, UK
Publication:S. R. Schofield, et al. Quantum engineering at the silicon surface using dangling bonds. Nature Communications 4, 1649 (2013).
Instrument: LT STM
ROM 2013-6 
Observing Atomic Collapse Resonances in Artificial Nuclei on Graphene.
Author:Yang Wang1,2 / Dillon Wong1,2, / Andrey V. Shytov3, / Victor W. Brar1,2,/ Sangkook Choi1, /Qiong Wu1,2, / Hsin-Zon Tsai1, / William Regan1,2, / Alex Zettl1,2, / Roland K. Kawakami5, / Steven G. Louie1,2, / Leonid S. Levitov4, / Michael F. Crommie1,2,†
Institute:1 Department of Physics, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA. / 2 Materials Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA. / 3 School of Physics, University of Exeter, Stocker Road, Exeter EX4 4QL, UK. / 4 Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA. / 5 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California at Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521, USA.
Instrument: LT STM
ROM 2013-5 
Precise Orientation of a Single C60 Molecule on the Tip of a Scanning Probe Microscope.
Author:C. Chiutu,(1) A. M. Sweetman,(1) A. J. Lakin,(1) A. Stannard,(1) S. Jarvis,(1) L. Kantorovich,(2) J. L. Dunn,(1) and P. Moriarty(1)
Institute:(1) School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, United Kingdom (2) Department of Physics, King’s College London, The Strand, London, WC2R 2LS, United Kingdom
Publication:PRL 108, 268302 (2012)
Instrument: LT STM
ROM 2013-4 
Quantitative Atomic Resoluion Force Imaging on Epitaxial Graphene with Reactive and Nonreactive AFM Probes
Author:Peter Liljeroth,(3) Daniël Vanmaekelbergh,(1)
Institute:(1) Condensed Matter and Interfaces, Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science, Utrecht University, P.O. Box 80000, 3508 TA Utrecht, The Netherlands (2) Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Heisenbergstrasse 1, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany (3) Department of Applied Physics, Aalto University School of Science, P.O. Box 15100, 00076 Aalto, Finland
Publication:M.P. Boneschanscher, J. van der Lit, Z. Sun, I. Swart, P. Liljeroth and D. Vanmaekelbergh, Quantitative Atomic Resolution Force Imaging on Epitaxial Graphene with Reactive and Nonreactive AFM Probes, ACS Nano, Article ASAP.
Instrument: LT STM
ROM 2013-3 
STM and AFM high resolution intramolecular imaging of a single decastarphene molecule.
Author:Olivier Guillermet (1, 2), Sébastien Gauthier (1), Christian Joachim (1) Paula de Mendoza (3), Thorsten Lauterbach (3), Antonio Echavarren (3)
Institute:(1) CNRS, CEMES (Centre d’Elaboration des Matériaux et d’Etudes Structurales), BP 94347, 29 rue Jeanne Marvig, F-31055 Toulouse, France (2) Université de Toulouse, UPS, 118 route de Narbonne, 31062 Toulouse, France (3) Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), Avenida Països Catalans, 43007 Tarragona, Spain
Publication:Chemical Physics Letters, Volume 511, Issues 4-6, 5 August 2011, Pages 482-485
Instrument: LT STM
ROM 2013-02 
Periodic variations in the local surface potential of Si(111)-(5x2)-Au
Author:S. Polei et al.
Institut für Physik, Universität Rostock, Germany Corresponding author: 
Ingo Barke,
Publication:Phys. Rev. B 85, 165414 (2012) /
Instrument: LT STM
ROM 2013-1 
Controlled transport through a single molecule.
Author:A. Kumar, R. Heimbuch, B. Poelsema, H. J. W. Zandvliet
Institute:Physics of Interfaces and Nanomaterials, MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Publication:[1] A. Kumar, R. Heimbuch, B. Poelsema, and H. J. W. Zandvliet, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 24, 082201 (2012). [2] R. Heimbuch, H. Wu, A. Kumar, B. Poelsema, P. Schön, G. J. Vancso, and H. J. W. Zandvliet, Phys. Rev. B 86, 075456 (2012).
Instrument: LT STM
ROM 2012-12 
Phosphine molecules pack on the germanium surface
Author:G. Scappucci (1), O. Warschkow (2), G. Capellini (3), W. M. Klesse (1), D. R. McKenzie (2) and M.Y. Simmons (1)
Institute:(1)School of Physics and Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computer Technology,University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia (2)School of Physics and Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computer Technology, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia (3)Dipartimento di Fisica ‘‘E. Amaldi,’’ Universita` di Roma Tre, Via della Vasca Navale 84, 00146 Roma, Italy
Publication:Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 076101 (2012) /
Instrument: VT SPM