Dipl.-Phys. Tim Sander
- Organization: Department of Physics
- Working group: Former: Chair of Experimental Physics (Maier Group)
- Phone number: +49 9131 85-27208
- Fax number: +49 9131 15249
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: http://www.pi3.physik.uni-erlangen.de/maier/
- Address: Erwin-Rommel-Str. 1
Molecular switches change their structural, electronic and/or optical properties upon external stimuli and are envisioned as essential building blocks for the realization of nano-circuits . In this project we use low temperature scanning tunneling microscopy (LT-STM) to study molecules on surfaces with resolutions down to the subnanometer scale. Additionally to providing local information in real space, LT-STM can be used for local tip induced manipulations of molecules, as translation or conformational switching. The unification of these two advantages makes STM a powerful tool for the study of molecular switching processes [2,3].
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