PRB – Editors’ suggestion

PRB – Editors’ suggestion

April 2019 – Scanning tunneling microscopy unveils an unusual energy dependent CDW pattern in Cu intercalated TiSe2. It is a direct manifestation of a large doping dependent CDW gap opening below the Fermi level. Phys. Rev. B 99, 155133 (2019)

PhD Degree

PhD Degree

April 2019 – Congratulations to Marcello Spera who successfully defended his PhD thesis on April 3, 2019. He performed a very detailed study of the charge density wave (CDW) ground state in 1T-TiSe2 by scanning tunneling microscopy. Main results include a striking energy dependent CDW patchwork and a rarely observed bias dependent contrast inversion. See…

PhD Degree

PhD Degree

November 2018 – Congratulations to Arpad Pasztor who successfully defended his PhD thesis on November 7, 2018. He studied the thickness dependence of the charge density wave in 1T-VSe2 by scanning tunneling microscopy and developed a novel scheme to map the full complex CDW order parameter in real space. See the full text on Open…

PRL – Physics Highlight 2017

PRL – Physics Highlight 2017

December 2017 – Detailed scanning tunneling microsccopy and spectroscopy and original model calculations reveal the long sought after Caroli-de Gennes-Matricon states in the vortex cores of a high temperature copper oxyde superconductor. Article featured in: Physics News and Commentary ScienceNews Spektrum.de Superconductor Week (by subscription) Le Journal – UNIGE La Recherche (by subscritpion – in…

2D Materials

2D Materials

September 2017 – Scanning tunneling microscopy of in-situ exfoliated VSe2 reveals a non monotonic thickness dependence of the charge density wave (CDW) order parameter and phase transition temperature. Both parameters are extracted directly form the charge modulation amplitude imaged in STM micrographs. This study lifts the contradictions of previous experiments claiming opposite thickness dependencies of…

Physical Review B

Physical Review B

August 2017 – Reduced dimensions can give rise to surprising effects. While a long exposure time photograph of a macroscopic moving object appears blurred, scanning tunneling microscopy images of flipping Si dimer defects embedded in Bi-nanolines on the Si(001) surface appear much sharper than those of static ones. This counter intuitive dynamic sharpening is perfectly…

PhD Degree

PhD Degree

June 2017 – Renan Villarreal successfully defended his PhD thesis on 16 June 2017. Toutes nos félicitations Dr Villarreal! See the full text on Open Archive.

Physical Review Letters

Physical Review Letters

January 2017 – Combining scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and density functional theory, we unambiguously identify Cu intercalated on the octahedral site in the van der Waals gap of 1T-CuxTiSe2. STM imaging shows that at low Cu content (x5%) it forms short-range ordered domains which tend to be phase shifted. Tunneling spectroscopy shows a well developed…

PhD Degree

PhD Degree

December 2016 – Congratulations to Thomas Amundsen who successfully passed his PhD exam on 5 December 2016. Félicitations Dr Amundsen! See the full text on Open Archive.

Welcome

Welcome

November 2016 – Welcome to Vincent Pasquier who joins the group to study charge density wave systems under mechanical strain by STM.

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