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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News from us


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New Project and PhD

We have been granted a SNFS-GAČR project in colaboration with the Advanced Material Group from the Czech Technical University in Prague. Open position on “Nanoscale friction control of layered transition metal dichalcogenides” are…

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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.

New Student

Welcome to Moise Gonda, student from University of Paris Diderot. He will work 11 weeks with us on ITER first mirror cleanning.

New student

Welcome to Arudselvan Ehamparanathan, student from University Paris Diderot. He will work 11 weeks with us on nanoparticles tribology studied with scanning probe microscopy .

New Post Doc

Welcome to Artem Dmitriev who joined us for a post doc. He will work on mirror cleaning and plasma parameters measurements.