Welcome to the Nanolino Lab at the Department of Physics, University of Basel!

Our research interest focuses on Scanning Probe microscopy and surface science. We are studying 2D materials and molecular systems with atomic force microscopy and scanning tuneling microscopy in ultra high vacuum at room and cryogenic temperatures. We are interested in their tribological, electronic and quantum properties. We also have some instrumental development of force microscopy activity.


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NCCR SPIN Master’s Fellowship

The project aim is to characterize the semiconducting Si, Ge and Ge/Si core-shell nanowires for future implementation into devices. The measurements are performed by means of Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy (KPFM) and oscillating contact…

New Master student

Dimitrios Tripkis joined us for a master project. He will work on High-resolution imaging of polymeric chains and bio-polymers by low-temperature atomic force microscopy.

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New PhD Student

Welcome to Youpeng Wang that started a PhD thesis with us. He will work on plasma surface interactions. Enjoy the PhD journey !

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New PhD student

Welcome to Malik Al Na'abi that started a PhD thesis with us. He will work on scanning probe microscopy on 2D materials. Enjoy the PhD journey !

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PhD Defense

Congratulation to Dr. Fabien Sanchez for his PhD thesis defense: "Nanostructuring of transition metal induced by neutral gas and low-energy ion irradiation".

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New PhD student

We welcome a new PhD, Tomás Sousa. He will work with us on Plasma, thin films and surface science interactions for magnetic nuclear fusion devices.

Death of Urs Gysin

We are sad to announce the passing of Dr. phil. nat. Urs Gysin 12.02.1970 – 19.5.2023   He was permanent researcher in our group and realized wonderful scanning probe microscopes, such as the pendulum AFM and the large area ultrahigh…

New Website

Here is our new webpage. We hope this will be more entertaining to follow our work.

Was braucht es für die Energiewende in der Schweiz?

Markus Stokar, ETH-Maschineningenieur, Verfahrenstechnik (Wärmepumpen), Geschäftsgründer, nun Verwaltungsratspräsident, Stokar+Partner AG, Gebäudetechnik. 22 jun 2023 at 16:00 at the physics department

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New Student

Welcome to Jonas Keller, student from the University of Basel. He will work with us for 8 weeks on gold nanoparticles and AFM.