598. WE-Heraeus-Seminar: Frontiers in Scanning Probe Microscopy

Frontiers in Scanning Probe Microscopy

Su, 01.11.2015 16:00  –   Th, 05.11.2015 14:00
A. Weismann (U Kiel), A. Heinrich (IBM Almaden/USA), A. Schwarz (U Hamburg)
Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
Hauptstr. 5, 53604 Bad Honnef, Germany

Event partner:
Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Foundation
Contact person:
Alexander Weismann,


598th WEH Seminar "Frontiers in Scanning Probe Microscopy"
As electronic devices are rapidly shrinking towards the atomic scale, the need for characterization of materials at that ultimate length scale is becoming ever more important. This WEH workshop, entitled "Frontiers in Scanning Probe Microscopy" will focus on the basic science and application of scanning probe techniques to tackle some of those exciting tasks. Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) has evolved from a pure imaging tool to a spectroscopic tool that combines high spatial with high energy and temporal resolution. Increasingly, we see it employed to study atomically assembled nanostructures as well as custom tailored molecules on surfaces. Inelastic spectroscopy and spin-polarized STM also enable studying magnetic properties. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) performed with functionalized tips has in recent years achieved unprecedented spatial resolution. It can nowadays image atomic bonds inside molecules and provide maps of their electrostatic potential. Finally, magnetic specimen can be investigated with atomic resolution by detecting the short-ranged magnetic exchange interaction. We will discuss the most recent advances in the techniques, such as improvements in the time and energy resolution for STM and the additional information available with specifically functionalized tips for AFM. We will also put a lot of emphasis on exploring beautiful recent applications of these techniques to the exploration of nanoscale systems.

This WEH workshop will bring together experts in the field - as exemplified by the impressive list of invited speakers - with students and postdocs for lively discussions with ample time for personal interaction. All non-invited participants are strongly encouraged to prepare a poster - the organizers consider the poster sessions to be the most important aspect of this meeting and will strongly encourage all invited speakers to actively engage in poster discussions.

The workshop will take place in Physikzentrum Bad Honnef (Germany) from 2nd-5th of November 2015. The topics of the meeting will include:

Spin-Orbit Interaction and Topological Insulators
Nanoscale Superconductivity and Majorana Fermions
Single Spins, Spin Frustration and non-collinear Magnetism
SPM on Insulating Substrates
High Resolution Imaging with Functionalized Tips

Accommodation and meals will be provided by the "Wilhelm und Else Heraeus Stiftung". WEH

The total number of participants will be limited to 50.

Deadline for Applications: 1st August 2015

Notification of Acceptance: September 2015

Invited Speakers:

Christian Ast, MPI Stuttgart
Susanne Baumann, IBM Research Almaden
Kirsten von Bergmann, Uni Hamburg
Ivan Brihuega, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Jacob Burgess, CFEL Hamburg
Sarah Burke, University of British Columbia
Carsten Busse, Uni Köln
Matthias Bode, Uni Würzburg
Matthias Eschrig, University of London
Michael Flatte, University of Iowa
Adam Foster, Aalto University
Leo Gross, IBM Research Zürich
Benjamin Heinrich, FU Berlin
Stefan Heinze, Uni Kiel
Christian Heß, IFW Dresden
Pavel Jelinek, Czech Academy of Science
Armin Kleibert, Paul Scherrer Institut
Angelika Kühnle, Uni Mainz
Sebastian Loth, CFEL Hamburg
Hermann Suderow, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Ingmar Swart, Universiteit Utrecht
Tim Wehling, Uni Bremen
Jens Wiebe, Uni Hamburg

Preliminary Schedule

Sunday, 11/01/2015
16:00 - 20:00: Arrival and Registration

18:00 - 20:00: Dinner

20:00 - 20:15: Welcome

20:15 - 21:00: Sebastian Loth (MPI Hamburg): Overview Lecture

Monday, 11/02/2015
8:30 - 12:00: Session: Graphene

Tim Wehling (U Bremen): Introductory Lecture

Ivan Brihuega (U Madrid)

Carsten Busse (U Köln)

Ingmar Swart (Utrecht)

12:00 - 14:00: Lunch

14:00 - 18:15: Session: Nanoscale Superconductivity and Majorana fermions

Matthias Eschrig (U London): Introductory Lecture

Benjamin Heinrich (FU Berlin)

Hermann Suderow (U Madrid)

Sarah Burke (UBC Vancouver)

Christian Hess (IFW Dresden)

19:00 - 20:00: Heraeus Dinner

Tuesday, 11/03/15
08:30 - 12:00: Session: Spin Orbit interaction and Topological Insulators

Michael Flatte (U Iowa): Introductory Lecture

Matthias Bode (U Würzburg)

Christian Ast (MPI Stuttgart)

Susanne Baumann (IBM Almaden)

12:00 - 14:00: Lunch

14:00 - 18:15: Excursion

19:00 - 20:00: Dinner

Wendsday, 11/04/15
8:30 - 10:00: Session: Scanning Probe Microscopy on Insulating Substrates

Adam Foster (Helsinki)

Angelika Kühnle (U Mainz)

10:30 - 12:45: Session: High-Resolution Imaging with Functionalized tips

Leo Gross (IBM Zurich): Introductory Lecture

Pavel Jelinek (Prag)

Kirsten von Bergmann (U Hamburg)

12:45 - 14:45: Lunch

14:45 - 15:45: Poster Flash Presentations

15:45 - 19:00: Poster Session

19:00 - 20:00: Dinner

Thursday, 11/05/15
8:30 - 12:00: Session VI: Single Spins, Spin Frustration and non-collinear magnetism

Stefan Heinze (U Kiel): Introductory Lecture

Jens Wiebe (U Hamburg)

Armin Kleibert (Paul Scherrer Institute)

Jacob Burgess (MPI Hamburg)

12:00 - 12:45: Closing Remarks and Poster Prize Awarding

12:45 - 14:00: Lunch

after 14:00: Farewell