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Conference Program SAOG 2018

February 1st, 2018

Registration starts at 8:30


Opening remarks

K.-H. Ernst (conference chair)

9:45 - 10:50 Session chair: Nic Spencer 


Ulrike Diebold

Institute of Applied Physics, TU Wien, Vienna, Austria

Surface Science Investigations of Metal Oxides




S. Fatayer,1 W. Steurer,1 B. Schuler,1 L. Gross,1 G. Meyer,1 J. Repp2 I. Scivetti3, M. Persson3

IBM Research – Zurich, Rueschlikon, Switzerland

University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Characterizing electronically single molecules on insulating films by atomic force microscopy




J. Berger1, A. Stetstovych1, M. Ondráček1, M. Švec1, I. Starý2, P. Jelínek1

1 Institute of Physics, CAS, Cukrovarnická 10, Prague, Czech Republic

2 Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, CAS, Flemingovo náměstí 542/2, Prague, Czech Republic

Control of multiple electron charge states within a single molecule


10:50 Coffee/Tea break 


11:20 - 12:40 Session chair: Thomas Bürgi


Christophe Copéret

Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Molecular understanding and controlled functionalization of surfaces towards single-site catalysts and beyond




C. Wäckerlin,1 A. Rieger,1 S. Schnidrig,2 B. Probst2

1 Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland

2 Department of Chemistry, University of Zurich, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland

Atom exchange in and atomic hydrogen induced chemistry of porphyrin-related macrocycles



G. Tek, D. Paleček, J. Lan, M. Mauri-Iannuzzi and P. Hamm

Department of Chemistry, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Characterization of platinum-hydrogen vibration by surface-sensitive time-resolved infrared spectroscopy



L. Sévery, D. Tilley

Department of Chemistry, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Design of Molecular Water Oxidation Catalysts Stabilized by Ultrathin Overlayers


12:40 - 14:10 Lunch break and poster session in the entrance hall


14:10 - 15:30 Session chair: Greta Patzke


Nadim Scherrer

HKB Art technological laboratory, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

Surfaces and interfaces in multilayered paint systems – analytical challenges in art conservation sciences




G. M. Pavan

Department of Innovative Technologies, University of Applied Science of Southern Switzerland, CH-6928 Manno, Switzerland

Molecular modeling of dynamic soft materials and surfaces



V. Dubois, D. Serrano, S. Seeger

Department of Chemistry, University of Zürich, Wintherthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zürich, Switzerland

Supercritical angle spectroscopy as a tool to study the interaction between lipid bilayer and amyloid-beta peptide



D. Yildiz,1 M. Kisiel,1 U. Gysin,1 E. Meyer,1 O. Gürlü2

University of Basel, Department of Physics, Basel, Switzerland

Istanbul Technical University, Department of Physics, Istanbul, Turkey

Electrostatic friction on Bi2Te3(0001)


15:30 - 16:00 COFFEE / TEA


16:00 - 16:55 Session chair: Karl-Heinz Ernst


S. Chen,1,2 L. Artiglia,1 F. Orlando,1 X. Kong,1 P. C. Arroyo,1 M. Ammann,1 K. Roy,2 X. Kong3

1 Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen PSI, Switzerland

ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

Surface properties of hypobromite at the liquid-vapor interface from liquid jet XPS method



Uwe Meierhenrich

Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France

Rosetta-Philae – the detection of organic molecules on the surface of a cometary nucleus



16:50 Charmey Poster Prize Ceremony - K.-H. Ernst


16:55 Closing of the meeting - K.-H. Ernst