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Metal coordination nano structures (MCNS)

The demand for new approaches to information technology is increasingly fuelled by the fundamental, and imminent, limitations that now arise in current device technology. Our research group investigates the fabrication and microscopic characterisation of organometallic materials, enabling new approaches to information technology at the atomic scale. With a low-temperature scanning probe microscopy-based approach, the group especially sets a focus on charge transfer properties at the atomic-scale in these novel materials.


12.02.2024Article published in Review of Scientific Instruments:
"Determination of in-plane surface directions in scanning probe microscopy images" by B. Kyeyune, R. Olbrich, P. Rahe, and M. Reichling (see Link)
26.06.2023Article accepted for publication in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics:
"Water adsorption lifts the (2×1) reconstruction of calcite (104)" by J. Heggemann, S. Aeschlimann, T. Dickbreder, Y. Ranawat, R. Bechstein, A. Kühnle, A.S. Foster, and P. Rahe (see DOI)
05.06.2023Article accepted for publication in Physical Review B:
"Modelling nanoscale charge measurements" by D. Heile, R. Olbrich, M. Reichling, and P. Rahe (see Link)
30.03.2023Article published in Molecular Physics:
"Self-assembly and tiling of a prochiral hydrogen-bonded network: bi-isonicotinic acid on coinage metal surfaces" by A. Allen, M. A. Rashid, P. Rahe, S. P. Jarvis, J. N. O’Shea, J. L. Dunn, and P. Moriarty (see DOI)
06.03.2023 Article published in Proceedings of the 18th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - GRAPP:
"An Immersive Feedback Framework for Scanning Probe Microscopy" by D. Heitkamp, J. Lorenz, M. Koall, P. Rahe, and P. Lensing (see DOI)
16.02.2023Article published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters:
"Differences in Molecular Adsorption Emanating from the (2 × 1) Reconstruction of Calcite(104)" by J. Heggemann, Y. S. Ranawat, O. Krejčí, A. S. Foster, and P. Rahe (see DOI)
21.09.2022Article published in Journal of The Electrochemical Society:
"On the Possibility of Exploring Tip-Molecule Interactions with STM Experiments" by C. Schiel, P. Rahe, and P. Maass (see DOI)
06.07.2022Article published in Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology:
"Quantitative dynamic force microscopy with inclined tip oscillation" by P. Rahe, D. Heile, R.Olbrich, and M. Reichling (see DOI)
31.03.2022We are now on GitHub!
Find our code repository via https://github.com/mcnsgroup/
31.03.2022Section "Teaching" has been updated
See Teaching for informations regarding summer term 2022.
29.10.2021NC-AFM conference 2022: First announcement
The NC-AFM conference in 2022 will be held in Nijmgen (Netherlands) from August 1st to August 5th 2022. More information are available on the conference website:
22.09.2021Article published in communications chemistry:
"Chemical shielding of H2O and HF encapsulated inside a C60 cage" by S. P. Jarvis, H. Sang, F. Junqueira, O. Gordon, J. E. A. Hodgkinson, A. Saywell, P. Rahe, S. Mamone, S. Taylor, A. Sweetman, J. Leaf, D. A. Duncan, T.-L. Lee, P. K. Thakur, G. Hoffman, R. J. Whitby, M. H. Levitt, G. Held, L. Kantorovich, P. Moriarty, R. G. Jones (see DOI)
12.05.2021Article published in Review of Scientific Instruments:
"Double sample holder for efficient high-resolution studies of an insulator and a metal surface" by J. Heggemann, L. Laflör, and P. Rahe (see DOI)
07.04.2021Section "Teaching" has been updated
See Teaching for informations regarding summer term 2021.
18.03.2021AG Vorstellung, Bachelorarbeiten 2021
Sie sind fasziniert von der Nanowelt? Sie interessieren sich für Abbildung und Manipulation einzelner Atome und Moleküle? Oder arbeiten gerne an der Schnittstelle von Physik, Chemie und Informatik?
Dann besuchen Sie uns digital am 18.03.2021 um 11:00h zur (digitalen) Vorstellung der Arbeitsgruppe im BBB Raum (offen ab etwa 10:45h): https://webconf.uni-osnabrueck.de/b/phi-lti-sva-4fv.
Wir stellen Ihnen kurz die laufenden Projekte sowie das Labor vor und freuen uns dann auf Gespräche mit Ihnen!
01.01.2021Project VRnano started
Funded by BMBF, we will perform advanced SPM measurements in three dimensions by implementing experiment control in virtual reality. This is a joint project with Prof. Philipp Lensing (FH Osnabrück) and mindQ GmbH & Co. KG (Osnabrück).
15.12.2020Article accepted for publication in Physical Review B:
"Alignment method for the accurate and precise quantification of tip-surface forces" by D. Heile, R. Olbrich, M. Reichling, and P. Rahe (see Link)
26.10.2020Article published in Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology as part of the thematic series "Molecular assemblies on surfaces – towards physical and electronic decoupling of organic molecules":
"PTCDA adsorption on CaF2 thin films " by P. Rahe (see DOI)
22.09.2020Article published in Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology:
"Protruding hydrogen atoms as markers for the molecular orientation of a metallocene" by L. Laflör, M. Reichling and P. Rahe (see DOI)
30.06.2020Article accepted for publication in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics:
"CO adsorption on the calcite (10.4) surface: A combined experimental and theoretical study" by T. Hafshejani, W. Wang, J. Heggemann, A. Nefedov, Y. Wang, P. Rahe, P. Thissen, S. Heissler, and C. Wöll (see DOI)
27.02.2020Article accepted for publication in The Journal of Physical Chemistry C:
"Quadruped Molecular Anchoring to an Insulator: Functionalised Ferrocene on CaF2 Bulk and Thin Film Surfaces" by L. Laflör, F.A. Schlage, L. Kantorovich, P.J. Moriarty, M. Reichling, and P. Rahe (see DOI)
September 2019PSINAS 7 workshop in Osnabrück:
We enjoyed participating in an inspiring workshop with collaboration partners from Bielefeld, Helsinki, and Karlsruhe.
July/August 2019Conference "Non-contact atomic force microscopy 2019":
One talk and one poster contributed (see http://www.physik.ur.de/ncafm22/)
September 2018Conference "Non-contact atomic force microscopy 2018":
Two talks and one poster contributed (see https://ncafm2018.aalto.fi/)
15.03.2018New article published in Physical Review B:
"Formation routes and structural details of the CaF1 layer on Si(111) from high-resolution non-contact atomic force microscopy data" by P. Rahe, E.F. Smith, J. Wollschläger, and P.J. Moriarty (see publications)
10.03.2018Two book chapters published:
"Imaging Static Charge Distributions: A Comprehensive KPFM Theory" by P. Rahe, H. Söngen
"Interpretation of KPFM Data with the Weight Function for Charges" by H. Söngen, P. Rahe, R. Bechstein, A. Kühnle
both in: Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy, Ed. S.Sadewasser and Thilo Glatzel (see publications)
August 2017The instrument is delivered, the unboxing and installation begins!
January 2017 Project started at the Universität Osnabrück.