Laboratory for Micro and Nanotechnology (LMN)
LMN is dedicated to fundamental and applied research with a focus on:
- Outstanding nanoscience by exploiting the synergies between advanced micro/nanofabrication and PSI’s large scale facilities, in particular the Swiss Light Source (SLS)
- Enabling innovations in instrumentation (optics, detectors, diagnostics etc.) for large scale facilities by applying nanotechnology
- Providing advanced micro- and nanofabrication technologies to academic and industrial users, in particular in the area of polymer nanotechnology.
Latest Scientific Highlights
Our collaborators at the Jozef Stefan Institute – the leading author, Jan Ravnik, is now a PSI Fellow at LMN – report a study of the electron ordering in equilateral triangle structures created by photoexcitation of the prototypical dichalcogenide material 1T-TaS2.
The step-wise oxidation of a new redox-active molecular semiconductor is recognized by changing shape, assembly behavior and other properties by spectro-microscopy correlation.
Scientists at LMN and the University of Basel have discovered a nucleation and growth mechanism of metal-organic coordination networks in Langmuir Blodgett films floating on water.
Cornelius Hempel officially joins LMN as group leader "Ion Traps". We wish him every success for the future!
Marie-Christine Zdora, Umut Sanli and Talgat Mamyrbayev officially join the X-ray Optics and Applications group as Post-Docs. We wish them every success!