Our Experimental Facilities


Our main interest at the Chair of Solid State Physics is Suface Physics. Therefore most of the experiments, i.e. preparation and investigation of surfaces, are carried out under ultra-high vacuum (UHV) conditions.
Our machines contain methods for cleaning surfaces (sputtering & annealing) and for preparing thin films and nanostructures of metals, oxides and molecules. We investigate atomic structure (Low-energy Electron Diffraction (LEED) & Scanning Tunneling Microscopy(STM)), electronic structure (Two-photon Photoemission (2PPE) & Scanning Tunneling Spectroscopy (STS)), and electron dynamics (2PPE).

Many details of the experimental setups are designed and built in-house. As an example you can see a sample manipulator designed to allow sample preparation in the temperature range from 50K to 1500K. The process of in-house design offers us great flexibility and our graduates profit from having acquired a great range of technical skills also.