The Nano-Physics Lab holds a modern and complete set of surface-sensitive techniques and instrumentations, combined in a variety of multi-technique ultra-high-vacuum (UHV) setups. With our complete combination of experimental set-ups it is possible to visualize the interior of a molecule, determine how this molecule interacts with other molecules, study the massive formation of supramolecular structures and finally synthesized with atomic precision new devices.


equipped with an ultra-high resolution Angle Resolved an µFocus Photoemission Spectroscopy (ARPES+µXPS) system combined with a variable temperature atomic-resolved microscopy (Scanning Tunnel Microscope, VT-STM) and Low energy Electron Diffraction (LEED) . These two techniques can be used either jointly or separately. The ARPES instrument can deal with samples at low temperature (30K).

Surface chemistry characterization system

equipped with X Ray Photoemission Spectroscopy (XPS), Ultraviolet Photoelectron Spectroscopy (UPS), Atomic and Scanning Tunnel Microscope (STM) and Low Energy Electron Diffraction (LEED) for surface characterization. Moreover, sample growth can be done, in-situ using molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), Molecular layer deposition (MLD), Atomic Layer Injection (ALI), and a connected Electrochemical cell (EC)

Surface magnetism system

hosts equipment for surface characterisation of samples by means of a home-made Magneto Optic Kerr Effect (MOKE, 20-800 K, 0.1 Tesla), Scanning Tunnel Microscope (STM) and a Low Energy Electron Diffraction (LEED)

4K AFM/STM system

equipped with a commercial Omicron Ultra-Low-Temperature Scanning Tunneling and non-contact Atomic Force Microscope (4K-STM-AFM). The system is additionally equipped with LEED/Auger for large structural and compositional characterization

2D-MBE system

Molecular beam epitaxy system fully dedicated to the growth novel low dimensional materials, mainly 2D dichalcogenides. The system is equiped with Reflection High Energy Electron Diffraction (RHEED) and all the necessary instrumentation for the growth

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