FORCE PROBE MICROSCOPY AND SURFACE NANOENGINEERING


The Force Probe Microscopy & Surface Nanoengineering Group is devoted to the investigation and exploitation of interfacial phenomena arising from the nanostructuration of surfaces and from the interaction of surfaces with molecules. The main focus areas are (i) force probe microscopy & spectroscopy, (ii) interfacial water (structured & confined water, wetting), (iii) engineered surfaces (functionalization, graphene, polymers, etc.) and (iv) electronic properties of surfaces. The Group’s expertise involves the following fields: surface science, force probe microscopy & spectroscopy, synchrotron radiation-based electron spectroscopies, surface functionalization and nanofabrication. Our approach is essentially academic but oriented towards applications (understanding interfacial phenomena in order to propose solutions).

Main specialization

Scientific Area:
ERC discipline:
  • PE - DOMAIN PHYSICAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
  • PE3 Condensed Matter Physics
Industrial Leadership:
  • 2. Nanotechnologies
  • 2.5. Developing capacity-enhancing techniques, measuring methods and equipment
Societal Challenges:
  • 7. Other
  • 7.1. Other