Research Topics

Interfaces of Novel Materials

  • Unoccupied electronic states of topological insulators
  • Charge-carrier dynamics in transition metal dichalcogenides

Organic/Metal Interfaces

  • Formation of metal-organic interface states
  • Charge transfer & Electronic states

Buried Semiconductor Interfaces

  • Structure
  • Charge transfer & Electronic states
  • Coherent phonons

Organic Molecules on Silicon

  • Adsorption mechanism
  • Adsorption dynamics

Previous Research Topics

  • Time-Resolved Two-Photon Photoemission (2PPE)
  • Nonlinear Optical Methods (5WM, SHG/SFG)
  • Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM)
  • Generation of High Laser Harmonics (HHG)
  • Molecular Beam Methods
  • Techniques for Surface Characterization (LEED, AES, TPD, XPS/UPS,…)

Surface Dynamics


Prof. Dr. Ulrich Höfer
  • Ultrafast dynamics of electronic excitations
  • Adsorption on semiconductor surfaces
  • Time-resolved two-photon photoemission
Dr. Gerson Mette
  • Interface spectroscopy
Dr. Robert Wallauer
  • Photoelectron microscopy

Surface Analytics


Prof. Dr. Peter Jakob
  • Layered metallic and organic structures
  • Infrared vibrational spectroscopy of adsorbates