Our group is primarily involved in interdisciplinary research on surfaces, interfaces and thin films. Very broadly, our interests are in fundamental problems of nanoscience, ranging from catalysis to organic electronics. Studies of the geometric, electronic, vibrational and chemical properties of atomically controlled surface structures (metals, oxides, molecular adsorbates) are undertaken with a variety of surface science techniques, in ultrahigh vacuum, at ambient conditions and for solid-liquid interfaces.
- Photoemission Tomography
Visualization of the frontier orbitals of adsorbed organic molecules in momentum and real space.
- Molecular thin films and their interfaces
Structural and electronic properties of device-relevant organic-organic and inorganic-organic heterostructures and thin films.
- Ultrathin oxide films
Controlled fabrication of oxide thin films and nanostructures with novel physical and chemical properties.
- Model catalysis
Understanding the physical and chemical properties of oxide surfaces and oxide-supported metal nanoparticles.
- Solid-liquid interfaces
Fundamental, atomic-scale understanding of the structure, adsorption behavior and energy dissipation processes at solid-liquid interfaces.