Exploring the electrical and magnetic properties of metal-organic nanostructures


Two-dimensional (2D) organic and metal-organic nanostructures offer tremendous potential. The practically infinite number of combinations of organic building blocks and how they are organized into larger (nano-)structures gives the possibility to create materials with tailored and unique properties. In recent years there was significant progress in this field and researchers have discovered several novel such 2D organic and metal-organic materials. By far the most prominent example for such a material is graphene. Other examples are highly ordered metal-organic networks supported on surfaces, which consist of organic ligands covalently bonded to metal ion centers. Such materials hold the promise to be the perfect materials for a wide range of applications, ranging range from catalysis to biosensing, chemical sensors, spintronics or quantum computing.
For all of these applications it is indispensable to understand and manipulate the electronic and magnetic state of such materials. We will study the growth and the properties of these materials in-situ and at the nanoscale using the most advanced nanospectroscopy and microscopy tools available at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Most prominently, we will reveal the electronic band structure and its relation to structural properties of these materials using a ?nanoARPES? photoemission microscope.





Dr. D. Schwarz

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Universiteit Twente, Faculteit der Technische Natuurwetenschappen (TNW), Applied Physics


Dr. D. Schwarz


01/05/2014 tot 30/04/2016