Rémy Pawlak

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How to win the first international nanocar race
R. Pawlak, T. Meier, N. Renaud, M. Kisiel, A. Hinaut, T. Glatzel, D. Sordes, C. Durand, W.-H. Soe, A. Baratoff, C. Joachim, C. E. Housecroft, E. C. Constable and Ernst Meyer. Design and Characterization of an Electrically Powered Single Molecule. ACS Nano , 11, 9930-9940 (2017). ▸ read
Atomic buckling of silicene measured by AFM
R. Pawlak, C. Drechsel, P. D’Astolfo, M. Kisiel, E. Meyer, J. I. Cerda. Quantitative determination of atomic buckling of silicene by atomic force microscopy. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , 117, 228-237 (2020). ▸ read
Mechanics of a single carbon-carbon bond
R. Pawlak, J.G. Vilhena, P. D'Astolfo, X. Liu, G. Prampolini, T. Meier, T. Glatzel, J.A. Lemkul, R. Haner, S. Decurtins, A. Baratoff, R. Perez, S.-X. Liu, E. Meyer. Sequential Bending And Twisting Around CC Single Bonds by Mechanical Lifting of a Pre-Adsorbed Polymer. Nano Lett. , 20, 652-657 (2020). ▸ read
Nanobones : Unveiling the skeleton
R. Pawlak
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Every atoms matter
S. Freund, R. Pawlak, L. Moser, A. Hinaut, R. Steiner, N. Marinakis, E. C. Constable, E. Meyer, C.E. Housecroft and Th. Glatzel Transoid-to-Cisoid Conformation Changes of Single Molecules on Surfaces Triggered by Metal Coordination. ACS Nano., 3(10), 12851-12856 (2018). ▸ read
Pulling biomolecules with an atomic force microscope (AFM)
R. Pawlak, J.G. Vilhena, A. Hinaut, T. Meier, Th. Glatzel, A. Baratoff, E. Gnecco, R. Perez and E. Meyer. Conformations and cryo-force spectroscopy of spray-deposited single-strand DNA on gold. Nat. Comm., 10, 685 (2019). ▸ read
Elucidating molecule structure
A.Hinaut, T. Meier, R. Pawlak, S. Freund, R. Jöhr, S. Kawai, T. Glatzel, S. Decurtins, K. Müllen, A. Narita, S.-X. Liu and E. Meyer. Electrospray deposition of structurally complex molecules revealed by atomic force microscopy. Nanoscale, 10(3), 1337-1344 (2018). ▸ read
Single Molecule Tribology : the art of sliding molecules
R. Pawlak, W. Ouyang, A. E. Filippov, L. Kalikhman-Razvozov, S. Kawai, T. Glatzel, E. Gnecco, A. Baratoff , Q.-S. Zheng, O. Hod, M. Urbakh, E. Meyer. ACS Nano, 10, 713-722 (2016). ▸ read
Dr. Rémy Pawlak
Department of Physics
University of Basel
Klingelbergstr. 82
CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland

Office: +41 (0)61 207 3725
Lab: +41 (0)61 207 3797


Invited talks in conference and seminars

These last years, I contributed to more than 70 international conferences dedicated to fields of Physics, Chemistry, material science and scanning probe microcopy. The following list only refers to invited talks in conferences and seminars.

  1. POSTPONED-Single-chain dynamics during AFM pulling and mechanical dissipation from quantum systems, Seminar at ICTP (Group of Prof. E. Tossatti) , Trieste, 2019.
  2. Majorana fermions in magnetic chains, Seminar at Jülich Forschungzentrum (Group of Prof. S. Tautz) , Julich, 2019.
  3. Majorana fermions in magnetic chains, Seminar at University Münster (Group of Prof. H. Fusch) , Münster, 2019.
  4. How we actuate and steer the swiss nano dragster during the first international Nanocar Race, ACSIN conference , Sendai, 2018.
  5. Real-space observations of 1D- and 2D-silicene structures on silver, Silicene workshop , Marseille, 2018.
  6. Propriétés électroniques et structurales de molécules uniques à basse température, Seminar CEA , Grenoble, 2017.
  7. Propriétés électroniques et structurales de molécules uniques à basse température, Seminar CEMES , Toulouse, 2017.
  8. Majorana fermions in superconducting Fe chains, QMOL conference , Ascona, 2017.
  9. NanocarRace, "Internet of Things” Conference , Geneva, 2017.
  10. Single-molecule friction, Nanotribology Conference , Dresden, 2017.
  11. Majorana fermions in Fe chains on Pb(110), AVS conference , Santa Fé, 2017.
  12. Majorana fermions in Fe chains on Pb(110), Quantum seminar at the University of Basel , Basel, 2016.
  13. Single-molecule experiments, Seminar at CEMES (Group of C. Joachim) , Toulouse, 2016.
  14. High-resolution imaging of molecules, Seminar at Institute of Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences (Group of Dr. Pavel Jelinek) , Praha, 2016.
  15. Majorana fermions in Fe chains on Pb(110), Seminar at Max-Planck Institute , Stuttgart, 2015.
  16. Single-molecule friction, American Vacuum Society conference , San José, 2015.
  17. High-resolution imaging of single-molecules Seminar at Hümboldt University (Group of Prof. N. Koch) , Berlin, 2012.
  18. High-resolution imaging of single-molecules Seminar at ICIQ (Group of Prof. A. Echavarren)., Taragonna, 2011.
  19. High-resolution imaging of single-molecules Omicron Workshop., Praha, 2010.
  20. Self-assembly and polymerization of molecules University of Basel (Group of Prof. E. Meyer)., Basel, Nov. 2009.

Outreach and press releases

Besides publishing scientific works in peer-reviewed journals, I dedicate some times in communicating our results to media. I also produce artistic images (Blender) to promote our work for broad audience . Below are some examples of press releases.

  1. Press releases about our silicene paper from the University of Basel and
  2. Press releases about streching DNA with and AFM from the University of Basel, and Genetic Engineering and Biotech. News (GEN).
  3. Press releases by the University of Basel about our study of Majorana zero modes in superconducting iron chains.
  4. Contribution in Nature Nanotechnology about the Nanocar race
  5. Press releases by the University of Basel about the Nanocar race.
  6. Articles in "Le Temps", "La Liberté", "Swiss newpaper Bote", "TV Basel", "Blick" and "Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF)" about our victory during the Nanocar race.
  7. Use of artistic image of our work in "Le Temps" to promote the Nobel prize of Chemistry (French).
  8. Articles in "Le Temps" and "Red Bull bulletin" regarding our preparation for the Nanocar race.
  9. Press articles about the Nanocar race in local newspapers ( "L'Alsace" and "Die Oberbadische").
  10. Press releases by the University of Basel and the CNRS about our study of nanodiamonds.
  11. YOUTUBE videos produced by the University of Basel and Nanocar race organisers