My research projects are divided into three main parts: a) Clean and metal-terminated semiconductor surfaces; including metals and nanostructures on semiconductor surfaces. b) Organic molecular layers on metal/semiconductor surfaces. C) Magnetic thin films grown on semiconductor surfaces. They involve synchrotron radiation (UPS, XPS, and NEXAFS) based studies of atomic and electronic structure of clean and modified overlayers, scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM) based studies of surface and low-dimensional structures, and surface atomic and molecular manipulation and self-organized growth of nanostructures.
The goal of these projects is to obtain a fundamental understanding of low dimensional structures of semiconductor systems, including reconstructed surfaces, linear atomic chains, nano-particles, molecular and metal thin films. The experimental realization of the controllable manipulation on the nanoscale may have important implications for surface patterning.
Responsible for the course of Surface Physics (FYAE03). Lecturing in the courses: Materials Characterization (MTAD18), Nanoscience I (CBGB06), Scanning Probe Microscopy(FYAD07).
We have collaboration with Prof. Janusz Kanski, Chalmers University, concerning magnetic materials. Very recently we have a new cooperation with Prof. Rositsa Yakimova, Linköping University, regarding atomic and electronic structure of Graphene on SiC.