Molecular Manipulation Lab

Publications

Check out the full publication list of MoMaLab scientists here.

Publications from our core projects
Molecular manipulation
SQDM
Sensor-transducer SPM

Review articles and book chapters

Perspectives of Molecular Manipulation and Fabrication by C. Wagner, R. Temirov, and F. S. Tautz in "Molecular Architectonics - The Third Stage of Single Molecule Electronics" Editor: Takuji Ogawa; Springer 2017

Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy with Single Molecule Force Sensors by R. Temirov, and F. S. Tautz in "Noncontact Atomic Force Microscopy Volume 3" Editors: S. Morita, F. Gießibl, E. Meyer, R. Wiesendanger, Springer 2017

Tunnelling junctions with additional degrees of freedom: An extended toolbox of scanning probe microscopy by C. Wagner and R. Temirov, Prog. Surf. Sci. 90, 194 (2015)

From moleclar manipulation to robotic nanofabrication

Autonomous robotic nanofabrication with reinforcement learning by P. Leinen, M. Esders, K. T. Schütt, C. Wagner, K.-R. Müller and F. S. Tautz, Science Advances 6, eabb6987 (2020)

Intuitive human interface to a scanning tunneling microscope: observation of parity oscillations for a single atomic chain by S. Tewari, J. Bakermans, C. Wagner, F. Galli, and J. M. v. Ruitenbeek, Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 10, 337 (2019)

A standing molecule as a single-electron field emitter by T. Esat, N. Friedrich, F. S. Tautz, and R. Temirov, Nature 558, 573–576 (2018) News & Views

Control on a Molecular Scale: A Perspective by R. Findeisen, M. A. Grover, C. Wagner, M. Maiworm, R. Temirov, F. S. Tautz, M. V. Salapaka, S. Salapaka, R. D. Braatz, S.O. R. Moheimani, American Control Conference (ACC) 3069-3082 (2016)

Hand controlled manipulation of single molecules via a scanning probe microscope with a 3D virtual reality interface by P. Leinen, M. F. B. Green, T. Esat, C. Wagner, F. S. Tautz, and R. Temirov, J. Vis. Exp. 116, e54506 (2016)

Virtual reality visual feedback for hand-controlled scanning probe microscopy manipulation of single molecules by P. Leinen, M. F. B. Green, T. Esat, C. Wagner, F. S. Tautz, and R. Temirov, Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 6, 2148 (2015)

Patterning a hydrogen-bonded molecular monolayer with a hand-controlled scanning probe microscope by M. F. B. Green, T. Esat, C. Wagner, P. Leinen, A. Grötsch, F. S. Tautz, and R. Temirov, Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 5, 1926 (2014) Beilstein TV Video

Non-additivity of molecule-surface van der Waals potentials from force measurements by C. Wagner, N. Fournier, V. G. Ruiz, C. Li, K. Müllen, M. Rohlfing, A. Tkatchenko, R. Temirov, and F. S. Tautz, Nat. Commun. 5, 5568 (2014)

The role of surface corrugation and tip oscillation in single-molecule manipulation with a non-contact atomic force microscope by C. Wagner, N. Fournier, F. S. Tautz, and R. Temirov, Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 5, 202 (2014)

Measurement of the Binding Energies of the Organic-Metal Perylene-Teracarboxylic-Dianhydride/Au(111) Bonds by Molecular Manipulation Using an Atomic Force Microscope by C. Wagner, N. Fournier, F. S. Tautz, and R. Temirov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 076102 (2012)

Force-controlled lifting of molecular wires by N. Fournier, C. Wagner, C. Weiss, R. Temirov, and F. S. Tautz, Phys. Rev. B 84, 035435 (2011)

Electrical transport through a mechanically gated molecular wire by C. Toher, R. Temirov, A. Greuling, F. Pump, M. Kaczmarski, G. Cuniberti, M. Rohlfing, and F. S. Tautz, Phys. Rev. B 83, 155402 (2011)

Kondo effect by controlled cleavage of a single-molecule contact by R. Temirov, A. Lassise, F. B. Anders, and F. S. Tautz, Nanotechnology 19, 065401 (2008)

Scanning Quantum Dot Microscopy

Quantitative imaging of electric surface potentials with single-atom sensitivity by C. Wagner, M. F. B. Green, M. Maiworm, P. Leinen, T. Esat, N. Ferri, N. Friedrich, R. Findeisen, A. Tkatchenko, R. Temirov, F. S. Tautz, Nat. Mater. 18, 853 (2019) News & Views

The theory of scanning quantum dot microscopy by C. Wagner and F. S. Tautz, J. Phys.: Cond. Mat. 31, 475901 (2019)

Two-degree-of-freedom control combining machine learning and extremum seeking for fast scanning quantum dot microscopy by M. Maiworm, C. Wagner, R. Temirov, F S. Tautz, R. Findeisen, American Control Conference (ACC) 4360-4366 (2018)

Molecular Model of a Quantum Dot Beyond the Constant Interaction Approximation by R. Temirov, M. F. B. Green, N. Friedrich, P. Leinen, T. Esat, P. Chmielniak, S. Sarwar, J. Rawson, P. Kögerler, C. Wagner, M. Rohlfing, F S. Tautz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 206801 (2018)

Scanning quantum dot microscopy: A quantitative method to measure local electrostatic potential near surfaces by Matthew F. B. Green1,2, C. Wagner, P. Leinen, T. Deilmann, P. Krüger, M. Rohlfing, F. S. Tautz, and R. Temirov, Jpn J. Appl. Phys. 55, 08NA04 (2016)

Scanning Quantum Dot Microscopy by C. Wagner, M. F. B. Green, P. Leinen, T. Deilmann, P. Krüger, M. Rohlfing, R. Temirov, and F. S. Tautz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 026101 (2015) Viewpoint

High-resolution SPM methods with the sensor-transducer principle

Mechanism of high-resolution STM/AFM imaging with functionalized tips by P. Hapala, G. Kichin, C. Wagner, F. S. Tautz, R. Temirov, and P. Jelínek, Phys. Rev. B 90, 085421 (2014)

Calibrating atomic-scale force sensors installed at the tip apex of a scanning tunneling microscope by G. Kichin, C. Wagner, F. S. Tautz, and R. Temirov, Phys. Rev. B 87, 081408(R) (2013)

Single molecule and single atom sensors for atomic resolution imaging of chemically complex surfaces by G. Kichin, C. Weiss, C. Wagner, F. S. Tautz, and R. Temirov, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133, 16847 (2011)

Direct Imaging of Intermolecular Bonds in Scanning Tunneling Microscopy by C. Weiss, C. Wagner, R. Temirov and F. S. Tautz, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 132, 11864 (2010)

Imaging Pauli Repulsion in Scanning Tunneling Microscopy by C. Weiss, C. Wagner, C. Kleimann, M. Rohlfing, F.S. Tautz, and R. Temirov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 086103 (2010) Focus

News

October 22nd, 2020

Congratulations to F. Stefan Tautz for being selected as a Falling Walls Finalist at the Falling Walls and Berlin Science Week Breaking the Wall of Building with Molecules

September 2nd, 2020

Introducing machine learning to the nanoscale: "Autonomous robotic nanofabrication with reinforcement learning" Read at Science Advances Press release

July 2020

Our Helmholtz-AI project MomoNano (together with HZB and TU-Berlin) successfully competed for a three year funding by the Helmholtz Association.

October 23th, 2019

We have been granted another 3.5 Mio core‑h on JURECA.

June 27th, 2019

"The theory of scanning quantum dot microscopy" Read at J Phys. Cond. Mat.

June 10th, 2019

New scanning quantum dot microscopy (SQDM) paper online. Quantitative measurements of surface potentials and dipoles. New window to the nanoscale world. Read at Nature Materials Read full-text w/o subscription Press release

February 15th, 2019

We welcome Joshua Scheidt, computer science student at Maastricht University, who joins the MoMaLab for his master thesis.

February 4th, 2019

Hand-controlled STM-based atomic manipulation with real-time visual feedback from an MD simulation Read at Beilstein..

October 25th, 2018

We have been granted 2 Mio core‑h on JURECA for our simulation work on molecular adsorption and manipulation.
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