Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 677 - Function by Switching

B03: Spectroscopic investigation of surfaces functionalised by switchable molecules (2007-2011)


The aim of this project is the distinct identification of the switching state of photoswitchable molecules located on solid surfaces as well as the confirmation of light-induced molecular switching and alignment processes. Alterations in geometric and electronic properties will be measured using direct and inverse valence band photo electron spectroscopy combined with near-edge x-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy in molecular sub-monolayers prepared under well defined ultra high vacuum conditions.

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