Molecular Manipulation Lab

The idea to freely control the atomic-scale structure of matter has intrigued scientists for many decades. A fascinating way to approach this goal is the use of complex functional molecules as pre-fabricated building blocks for nano-scale devices and machines. In the MoMaLab we explore how far the principles of classical engineering, mechanical manipulation and piecewise assembly, can be scaled down to the atomic and molecular scale. Read more...


We develop and use high performance molecular mechanics simulations.
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Real-time simulation

Can concepts of control theory be used at the molecular scale?
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Control theory

How to decipher molecular conformations with machine learning?
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Big Data

Low-temperature SPM

We control our SPM using a virtual reality.
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Virtual reality interface

News

October 1st, 2017

Two open PhD positions related to molecular manipulation and fabrication. more..

September 5th, 2017

ERC starting grant for controlled molecular manipulation. more..
Meet us at
▶   DPG spring meeting, Berlin, Germany, 12-16 Mar 2018
▶   Reunion meeting for "Understanding Many-Particle Systems with Machine Learning"UCLA Conf. Center, Lake Arrowhead, CA, 10-15 June 2018
▶   The 21st International Conference on "Non-contact Atomic Force Microscopy"Porvoo, Finland, 17-21 September 2018