The main research area of our department is the spectroscopic, microscopic, and spectro-microscopic investigation of materials to get information about their electronic and structural properties.
For this purpose we use electron spectroscopic methods as XPS, UPS, WDX, AES, resPES, EELS, NEXAFS and spectromicroscopic mapping (LEEM, PEEM, Raman microscopy) as well as microscopic techniques (AFM, STM, optical).
The department works closely with the Nanomaterials department.

  • Photo emission spectroscopy (PES)
  • Electron microscopy
  • Scanning probe microscopy
  • Infrared and Raman spectroscopy
  • Electrical characterization
  • Model catalysis reactors
  • ALD reactors (ex situ/in situ)
  • Surface physics and chemistry
  • Micro- and nanoelectronic
    • Deposition and in-situ characterization of functional oxides and 2D materials
  • Heterogeneous model catalysis
  • In-situ investigation of fundamental surface reactions and processes
    • Development of catalyst materials for the CO2 conversion into methane and methanol
    • Analysis of conversion
  • Atomic layer deposition
  • Materials characterization
    • Chemical composition
    • Atomic structure
    • Electronic and electrical properties
    • Surface morphology
    • Surface reactivity and interaction with gases
    • Use of synchrotron radiation