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Here is a non-exhaustive list of publications in peer-review journals from our Clients using the Nanonis control system.


H. Suzuki et al., J. Phys. Chem. C, 115 (25), 12414: Flipping behavior of a porphyrin derivative molecule on a Au(111) reconstructed surface

B. Grévin et al., Rev. Sci. Instrum. 82, 063703: Qplus AFM driven nanostencil

Th. Leoni et al., Phys. Rev. Lett106, 216103: Controlling the Charge State of a Single Redox Molecular Switch

K.H.L. Zhang et at., Phys. Rev. B  83, 235418: Observation of a surface alloying-to-dealloying transition during growth of Bi on Ag(111)

H. I. Rasool et al., Nano Letters 11, 251: Continuity of graphene on polycrystalline copper

J.B. Decombe et al., Optics Express 19, 2702: Living cell imaging by far-field fibered interference scanning optical microscopy

J. Kikovsky et al., J. Chem. Phys. 134, 114707: Indication of field directing and self-templating effects on formation of organic lines on silicon

R. Enning et al., Rev. Sci. Instrum. 82, 043705: A high frequency sensor for optical beam deflection atomic force microscopy

J. Polesel-Maris et al. , J. Appl. Phys. 109, 074320: Combined dynamic scanning tunneling microscopy and frequency modulation atomic force microscopy investigations on polythiophene chains on graphite with a tunning fork sensor

M. Schneiderbauer et al.,  qPlus Magnetic Force Microscopy in Frequency-Modulation Mode with milli-Hertz Resolution

S. Kawai et al., Phys. Rev. B  83, 035421: Interaction-induced atomic displacements revealed by drift-corrected dynamic force spectroscopy

D. Ziegler et al., Nanotechnology 22, 075501: Force gradient sensitivity detection in lift-mode Kelvin probe force microscopy


B. Hackens et al., NATURE Communications  1, 1038: Imaging Coulomb islands in a quantum Hall interferometer

S. Torbruegge et al., J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 28, C4E12: Application of the KolibriSensor® to combined atomic-resolution scanning tunneling microscopy and noncontact atomic-force microscopy imaging

L. Borowik et al., Phys. Rev. B 82, 073302: Mapping charge transfers between quantum levels using noncontact atomic force microscopy

S. Sadewasser et al., J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 28, C4D29: Local surface photovoltage spectroscopy of Cu-phthalocyanine clusters on different substrates

H. Diesinger et al., Ultramicroscopy 110, 162: Dynamic behavior of amplitude detection Kelvin force microscopy in ultra high vacuum

J. Hayton et al., Rev. Sci. Instrum. 81, 093707: Atomic force microscopy using a tip-on-chip: Open the door to integrated near field nanotools

Xiaonan Sun et al., Nanotechnology 21, 165602: Tailloring two-dimentional PTCDA-melamine self-assembled architectures at room temperature by tuning molecular ratio

M. Mura et al., Phys. Rev. B  81, 195412: Experimental and theoretical analysis of H-bonded supramolecular assemblies of PTCDA molecules

Xiaonan Sun et al., Appl. Surf. Sci. 256, 2228: NaCl islands decorated with 2D or 3D 3,4,9,10-perylene-tetracarboxylic-dianhydride nanostructures

H. I. Rasool et al., Rev. Sci. Instrum. 81, 023703: A low noise all-fiber interferometer for high resolution frequency modulated atomic force microscopy imaging in liquids

P. A. Sloan, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 22, 264001:Time-resolved scanning tunnelling microscopy for molecular science

M. P. Nikiforov et al., Macromolecules 43, 6724: Morphology mapping of phase-separated polymer films using nanothermal analysis

M. Mensi et al., Laser Physics 20, 78: Scanning near-field optical microscopy-based study of local dynamics of receptor-ligand interactions at the single molecule level

H. Chibani et al., Ultramicroscopy 110, 211: Near-Field Scanning optical microscopy using polymethylmethacrylate optical fiber probes

Yu Li Huang et al., SMALL 6, 70: Tunable Two-Dimensional Binary Molecular Networks

N. Wintjes et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 132, 7306: Two-Dimensional Phase Behavior of a Bimolecular Porphyrin System at the Solid−Vacuum Interface

M. Matena et al., Chemistry - A European Journal 16, 2079:  Aggregation and Contingent Metal/Surface Reactivity of 1,3,8,10-Tetraazaperopyrene (TAPP) on Cu(111)

D. A. Braun et al., J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B  28, C4B6: Force field experiments of an epitaxial superstructure of 3,4,9,10-perylenetetra-carboxylic-dianhydride on Ag(111)

K. Umeda et al., J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 28, C4D40: Potential dependent change in local structure of ferrocenyl-terminated molecular islands by electrochemical frequency modulation atomic force microscopy

L. Gross et al., J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B  28, C4D34: Contacting self-ordered molecular wires by nanostencil lithography

Wei Lü et al., J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B  28, C5E8: Fabrication and coupling investigation of films of PbS quantum dots 


B. Premlal et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 263115: Surface intercalation of gold underneath a graphene monolayer on SiC(0001) studied by scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy

J. Lobo-Checa et al., Science, 325, 300: Band Formation from Coupled Quantum Dots Formed by a Nanoporous Network on a  Copper Surface

T. Glatzel et al., Nanotechnology, 20, 264016: Determination of effective tip geometries in Kelvin probe force microscopy on thin insulating films on metals

D. Zhang et al., J. Micromech. Microeng., 19, 075003: A high-sensitivity and quasi-linear capacitive sensor for nanomechanical testing applications

Hitoshi Asakawa and Takeshi Fukuma, Nanotechnology 20, 264008: The molecular-scale arrangement and mechanical strength of phospholipid/cholesterol mixed bilayers investigated by frequency modulation atomic force microscopy in liquid

K. Ruschmeier et al., Nanotechnology 20, 264013: Site-specific force-vector field studies of KBr(001) by atomic force microscopy

O. Ovchinnikov et al., Nanotechnology20, 255701: Adaptive probe trajectory scanning probe microscopy for multiresolution measurements of interface geometry

M.B.Haider et al.Phys. Rev. Lett102, 046805: Controlled Coupling and Occupation of Silicon Atomic Quantum Dots at Room Temperature

T. Fukuma, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 80, 023707: Wideband low-noise optical beam deflection sensor with photothermal excitation for liquid-environment atomic force microscopy

Yi Yin et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 097002: Scanning Tunneling Spectroscopy and Vortex Imaging in the Iron Pnictide Superconductor BaFe1.8Co0.2As2

S. Meckler et al., Rev. Sci. Instrum. 80, 023708: A low-temperature spin-polarized scanning tunneling microscope operating in a fully rotatable magnetic field


Meyer et al., Rev. Sci. Instrum. 79, 123710: Development of a scanning surface probe for nanoscale tip-enhanced desorption/ablation

Kuan Eng J Goh et al., Nanotechnology 19, 445718: Imaging buried organic islands by spatially resolved ballistic electron emission spectroscopy

Jesse et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 112903: Rapid multidimensional data acquisition in scanning probe microscopy applied to local polarization dynamics and voltage dependent contact mechanics

Jesse et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 073104: Local thermomechanical characterization of phase transitions using band excitation atomic force acoustic microscopy with heated probe

Liu et al., Ultramicroscopy, 109 (1), 81: A simple and accurate method for calibrating the oscillation amplitude of tuning-fork based AFM sensors

A.Llanes-Pallas et al., Angew. Chem. 47, 7726: Trimodular engineering of linear supramolecular miniatures on Ag(111) surfaces controlled by complementary triple hydrogen bonds.

N. Wintjes et al., Chemistry 14, 5794: Supramolecular Synthons on Surfaces: ControllingDimensionality and Periodicity of Tetraarylporphyrin Assemblies by the Interplay of Cyano and Alkoxy Substituents

T. Samuely et al., J. Phys. Chem. C, 112 (15), 6139: Two-Dimensional Multiphase Behavior Induced by Sterically Hindered Conformational Optimization of Phenoxy-Substituted Phthalocyanines

Chen et al., Chem. Commun., 2008, 4276:Molecular orientation transition of organic thin films on graphite: the effect of intermolecular electrostatic and interfacial dispersion forces

Chua et al., J. Chem. Phys. 129, 114702: Deoxidation of graphene oxide nanosheets to extended graphenites by "unzipping" elimination

Stieg et al., Rev. Sci. Instrum. 79, 103701: A flexible, highly stable electrochemical scanning probe microscope for nanoscale studies at the solid-liquid interface

Chen et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 193301:Self-assembled organic donor/acceptor nanojunction arrays

Brian J. Rodriguez et al., Appl.Phys.Lett. 92, 232903: Local probing of relaxation time distributions in ferroelectric polymer nanomesas: Time-resolved piezoresponse force spectroscopy and spectroscopic imaging

Chen et al., Adv.Mat. 20, 484: C60 molecular chain on α-sexithiophene nanostripes

Llanes-Pallas et al., Angewandte Chemie, 120 (40), 7840:, Trimodular Engineering of Linear Supramolecular Miniatures on Ag(111) Surfaces Controlled by Complementary Triple Hydrogen Bonds

Zhang et al., J.Am.Chem.Soc. 130, 2720: Preferential trapping of C60 in nanomesh voids

Chen et al., J.Phys.Chem. C 112, 5036: Low-Temperature Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Near-Edge X-ray Absorption Fine Structure Investigations of Molecular Orientation of Copper(II) Phthalocyanine Thin Films at Organic Heterojunction Interfaces

Miyazoe et al., Appl.Phys.Lett. 92, 043124: Controlled focused electron beam-induced etching for the fabrication of sub-beam-size nanoholes

Huang et al., Appl.Phys.Lett. 92, 023105 : "Zigzag" C60 chain arrays


Ziegler et al., Nanotechnology 18, 225505: Compensating electrostatic forces by single-scan Kelvin probe force microscopy

Friedli et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 053106: Mass sensor for in situ monitoring of focused ion and electron beam induced processes

Chen et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 114102: Molecular orientation of 3, 4, 9, 10-perylene-tetracarboxylic-dianhydride thin films at organic heterojunction interfaces

M. Stöhr et al., Small, 3(8), 1336:Lateral manipulation for the positioning of molecular guests within the confinements of a highly stable self-assembled organic surface network

D. Bonifazi et al., Adv.Func.Mat. 17(7), 1051: Supramolecular Nanostructuring of Silver Surfaces via Self-Assembly of [60]Fullerene and Porphyrin Modules

Wintjes et al., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 46, 4089: A Supramolecular Multiposition Rotary Device

Gildemeister et al., Rev. Sci. Instrum. 78, 013704: Construction of a dilution refrigerator cooled scanning force microscope

Philippe et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 111919: Yield stress of monocrystalline rhenium nanowires

Wahl et al., Chem. Commun., 1349: Rotation–libration in a hierarchic supramolecular rotor–stator system: Arrhenius activation and retardation by local interaction

Heindl et al., Phys. Rev. B 75, 073307: Ballistic electron magnetic microscopy on epitaxial spin valves

Nomura et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 033118: Dissipative force modulation Kelvin probe force microscopy applying doubled frequency ac bias voltage

Liu et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 066103: Self-Assembled MnN Superstructure

Naitou et al., J. Appl. Phys. 101, 083704: Investigation of local charged defects within high-temperature annealed HfSiON/SiO2 gate stacks by scanning capacitance spectroscopy

Suzuki et al., J. Physics: Conference Series 61, 1117–1121: Improvement of the XANAM System and Acquisition of a Peak Signal with a High S/N ratio


Spillmann et al., Advanced Materials 18, 275-279: A Two-Dimensional Porphyrin-Based Porous Network Featuring Communicating Cavities for the templated

Ramoino et al., Chem. Phys. Lett. 417, 22: Layer-selective epitaxial self-assembly of porphyrins on ultrathin insulators

Liu et al., Appl. Phy. Lett. 88, 133102: Invasive growth of Co on reconstructed O/Cu(001)

Kiebele et al., ChemPhysChem 7, 1462: Adsorption and Dynamics of Long-Range Interacting Fullerenes in a Flexible, Two-Dimensional, Nanoporous Porphyrin Network


Naitou et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 252908: Spatial fluctuation of dielectric properties in Hf-based high-k gate films studied by scanning capacitance microscopy

Fahlbusch et al., J. Mat. Process. Tech. 167, 371: Nanomanipulation in a scanning electron microscope

von Arx et al., Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2005, 7(2), 273 - 277): Adsorption and surface mobility of cinchonidine on Pt(111) studied by STM.
Scientist of ETH Zurich.


Bonifazi et al., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.: Supramolecular Patterned Surfaces Driven by Cooperative Assembly of C60 and Porphyrins on Metal Substrates


Kappenberger et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 267202: Direct imaging and determination of the uncompensated spin density in exchange-biased CoO/(CoPt) multilayers

S. Schintke et al., Page 141 of Annual Report of Paul Scherrer Institut: Phase transition of a confined 2D molecular layer reversibly triggered by the tip of a scanning tunneling microscope.


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