Characterization of Interfaces and Low Dimensional Systems

Experimental study of surfaces, interfaces, and low dimensional systems using photoemission spectroscopies and scanning-probe microscopies.

N1 Low Dimensional Systems

This experimental research line focuses on advancing in the characterization and understanding of surfaces, interfaces, nanostructures and low dimensional systems using different experimental techniques, such as photoemission-based spectroscopies and scanning-probe microscopies. It includes the study of chemical synthesis processes on surfaces, growth of thin films, self-assembly and the synthesis of new materials based on rare earths, among other topics.

Specific topics:

  • On-surface synthesis, self assembly, and non-catalyzed reactions.
  • Thin-film growth, new functional molecular materials, and 2D correlated materials.
  • Synthesis of novel rare-earth materials and electron-correlation phenomena.

Related publications

  1. Scientific article 1 Spin-Polarizing Electron Beam Splitter from Crossed Graphene Nanoribbons
    S. Sanz, N. Papior, G. Giedke, D. Sanchez-Portal, M. Brandbyge, and T. Frederiksen
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 129, 3 (2022).
  2. Scientific article 2 Nontrivial Doping Evolution of Electronic Properties in Ising-Superconducting Alloys
    W. Wan, D. Wickramaratne, P. Dreher, R. Harsh, I. I. Mazin, and M. M. Ugeda
    Adv. Mater. 34, 26 (2022).
  3. Scientific article 3 Observation of Superconducting Collective Modes from Competing Pairing Instabilities in Single-Layer NbSe2
    W. Wan, P. Dreher, D. Munoz-Segovia, R. Harsh, H. Guo, A. J. Martinez-Galera, F. Guinea, F. de Juan, and M. M. Ugeda
    Adv. Mater. 34, 41 (2022).
  4. Scientific article 4 Circumventing the stability problems of graphene nanoribbon zigzag edges
    J. Lawrence, A. Berdonces-Layunta, S. Edalatmanesh, J. Castro-Esteban, T. Wang, A. Jimenez-Martin, B. de la Torre, R. Castrillo-Bodero, P. Angulo-Portugal, M. S. G. Mohammed, A. Matej, M. Vilas-Varela, F. Schiller, M. Corso, P. Jelinek, D. Pena, and D. G. de Oteyza
    Nat. Chem. 14, 1451+ (2022).
  5. Scientific article 5 Magnetic Interactions Between Radical Pairs in Chiral Graphene Nanoribbons
    T. Wang, S. Sanz, J. Castro-Esteban, J. Lawrence, A. Berdonces-Layunta, M. S. G. Mohammed, M. Vilas-Varela, M. Corso, D. Pena, T. Frederiksen, and D. G. de Oteyza
    Nano Lett. 22, 164 (2022).
  6. Scientific article 6 Topological phase transition in chiral graphene nanoribbons: from edgebands to end states
    J. Li, S. Sanz, N. Merino-Diez, M. Vilas-Varela, A. Garcia-Lekue, M. Corso, D. G. de Oteyza, T. Frederiksen, D. Pena, and J. Ignacio Pascual
    Nat. Commun. 12, 1 (2021).
  7. Scientific article 7 Atomically-Precise Texturing of Hexagonal Boron Nitride Nanostripes
    K. Ali, L. Fernandez, M. A. Kherelden, A. A. Makarova, I. Pis, F. Bondino, J. Lawrence, D. G. de Oteyza, D. Y. Usachov, D. V. Vyalikh, F. J. Garcia de Abajo, Z. M. Abd El-Fattah, J. E. Ortega, and F. Schiller
    Adv. Sci. 8, 17 (2021).
  8. Scientific article 8 Chemical Stability of (3,1)-Chiral Graphene Nanoribbons
    A. Berdonces-Layunta, J. Lawrence, S. Edalatmanesh, J. Castro-Esteban, T. Wang, M. S. G. Mohammed, L. Colazzo, D. Pena, P. Jelinek, and D. G. de Oteyza
    ACS Nano 15, 5610 (2021).
  9. Scientific article 9 A Large Starphene Comprising Pentacene Branches
    J. Holec, B. Cogliati, J. Lawrence, A. Berdonces-Layunta, P. Herrero, Y. Nagata, M. Banasiewicz, B. Kozankiewicz, M. Corso, D. G. Oteyza, A. Jancarik, and A. Gourdon
    Angew. Chem.-Int. Edit. 60, 7752 (2021).
  10. Scientific article 10 Band Depopulation of Graphene Nanoribbons Induced by Chemical Gatingwith Amino Groups
    J. Li, P. Brandimarte, M. Vilas-Varela, N. Merino-Diez, C. Moreno, A. Mugarza, J. Saez Mollejo, D. Sanchez-Portal, D. Garcia de Oteyza, M. Corso, A. Garcia-Lekue, D. Pena, and J. Ignacio Pascual
    ACS Nano 14, 1895 (2020).