Major objective of this proposal is a detailed structural characterization of biomolecular adsorbates on silicon carbide surfaces. By combining scanning tunnelling microscopy, low energy electron diffraction, high-resolution photoelectron spectroscopy and infrared spectroscopy, an atomic level understanding of the role of nanochemistry and nanostructure are possible to achieve.
This will allow detailed electronic and chemical characterizations of the surface/interface properties of selected biomolecules/SiC systems and also be utilized for characterization of surface structures and nanostructure evolution that are of fundamental interest as well as of importance for device applications. The feasibility of the project is ensured by the expertise of the host institution (MPI, Stuttgart) that has successfully applied this approach to the growth of biomolecular layers before, and by the familiarity of the applicant and host with SiC surface analysis and preparation.
Within this project, the applicant will have an advanced training on different surface analysis techniques, enrich her scientific know-how and have the possibility to widen and shape her individual competencies as a basis for future professional independence.
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