Chemical Physics and Dynamics of Surfaces – Surface functionalization

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Surface functionalization is essential for controlling important properties of materials. We are especially focused on developing highly controlled molecular layer on solid surfaces for adjusting electric and electronic properties. We are measuring the local electronics transport with a STM or a conductive AFM, we are investigating the changes in the local work function of materials with KPFM. Molecules and molecular architectures can be Self-Assembled-Monolayers (SAM), tailored PolyOoxoMetallates (POM) or even small proteins such as ferritines.


  1. Chemical control of the electronic properties of gold nanoparticles
  2. Functionalization of silicon surfaces with electrically active chemical species