Physics of Surfaces and Interfaces

Prof. Johannes Barth

Research Field

Research at E20 aims at the fundamental understanding of interface phenomena and their control for the design of functional nanoarchitectures in reduced dimensions. We investigate and manipulate individual nano-objects and highly organized supramolecular systems.

Utilizing scanning probe microscopy tools we examine the interior of complex molecules and develop self-assembly protocols for nanotextured surfaces. With advanced spectroscopy techniques we study charge transfer and electronic reconfiguration processes at ultimate temporal resolution. These activities promote the development of novel bottom-up fabrication methodologies and the molecular-level engineering of materials with tailored properties.


James-Franck-Str. 1
85748 Garching b. München
+49 89 289 12608
Fax: +49 89 289 12338

Members of the Research Group




Course with Participations of Group Members

Current and Finished Theses in the Group

Surface-supported iron-octaethylporphyrin layers and nano-architectures
Abschlussarbeit im Masterstudiengang Physik (Biophysik)
Themensteller(in): Johannes Barth

Condensed Matter

When atoms interact things can get interesting. Fundamental research on the underlying properties of materials and nanostructures and exploration of the potential they provide for applications.