Research

We explore the non-scalable size regime of matter with a variety of projects that include local probes and integrating techniques and gasphase as well as surface supported experiments:

 Further interests of our group and former projects:

  • Ligand Protected Clusters
    Synthesis of clusters by wet-chemical methods; characterization and study of catalytic properties by simultaneous control of the ligand shell and the cluster size.
  • Highly Sensitive In-Situ Analysis of Gasphase Molecules by Laser Mass Spectroscopy
    Development of analytical methods for the selection and fast detection of chemical compounds with concentrations down to the ppb-range.
  • Biomolecular Quantumsensing
    Our research is based on defects in diamond which act as atomic sized sensors for magnetic resonance experiments on the micro- to nanoscale. We apply this innovative technology to answer questions in chemistry and biology from the single molecule to single cell level.