My research program focuses on the exploration of the novel physical and chemical properties arising when metals shrink to the nanoscale. Starting from a detailed understanding of epitaxial growth, derived from variable temperature
Atomic Force Microscopy and studies of physical properties of biorelevant molecules.
Our research program focusses on the study of the effects of spin-orbit interaction (SOI) on the electronic structure of a variety of materials. Most prominent examples are topological insulators and Rashba systems where the SOI lifts the spin degeneracy, making these materials promising candidates for spintronics applications. Our experimental method of choice is spin- and angle-resolved photoemission using synchrotron radiation.
Synthesis, physical properties and manipulation of carbon nanostuctures and nanostucturedarrays.- Mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes, carbon onions, biological tubular systems.
At the Laboratory of Electron Spectroscopy (LSE-IPN) I run a research program focussed on strong electronic correlations in solids and at surfaces. The main research tool is angle-resolved photoemission (ARPES) with very high energy and momentum resolution
State-of-the art imaging in biomedical science focused to early diagnostics and treatment planning of health problems and diseases.
Electron Spectrometry and Microscopy Laboratory (LSME) and Interdisciplinary Center for Electron Microscopy (CIME)
Electron microscopy, Angular resolved Electron Energy Loss Spectrometry, Focused Ion Beam nano-tomography.
Nanoscale science, self-ordering phenomena and in chemistry and physics of surfaces and interfaces
We use super-resolution fluorescence imaging techniques combined with live cell imaging and single molecule tracking to determine how the dynamics of protein assembly are coordinated.
Neutron diffusion studies of high temperature superconductors.