Organic and biomolecules serve as novel highly functional building blocks to design innovative nano-scale electronics, sensors and novel materials. In the ESI group, we are preparing ultra-pure layers from such molecules on solid supports using an in-house developed electrospray - controlled ion beam deposition system (ES-CIBD*). UHV conditions allow to assess structure and self-organization behavior (self-assembly) without interfering contaminants like neutral gas, fragments and debris. Subsequent analysis tools applied comprise modern surface technologies like scanning probe microscopy and spectroscopy.
Development in parts sponsored by ERC PoC and FET grants of EU
* Patents pending