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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
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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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
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
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CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland

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2020

  1. 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
  2. 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 C-C Single Bonds by Mechanical Lifting of a Pre-Adsorbed Polymer. Nano Lett., 20, 652-657 (2020). ▸ read
  3. S. Scherb, A. Hinaut, R. Pawlak, J.G. Vilhena, Y. Liu, S. Freund, Z. Liu, X. Feng, K. Müllen, T. Glatzel, A. Narita, E. Meyer. Giant thermal expansion of a two-dimensional supramolecular network triggered by alkyl chain motion. Comm. Materials , 1, 8 (2020). ▸ read
  4. S. Kawai, O. Krejčí, T. Nishiuchi, K. Sahara, T. Kodama, R. Pawlak, E. Meyer, T. Kubo, A.S. Foster. Three-dimensional graphene nanoribbons as a framework for molecular assembly and local probe chemistry. Sci. Adv. , 6, eaay8913 (2020). ▸ read

2019

  1. 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
  2. M. Schulzendorf, A. Hinaut, M. Kisiel, R. Jöhr, R. Pawlak, P. Restuccia, E. Meyer, M. Clelia Righi, Th. Glatzel. Altering the Properties of Graphene on Cu(111) by Intercalation of Potassium Bromide. ACS Nano, 13, 5485-5492 (2019). ▸ read
  3. R. Pawlak, S. Hoffmann, J. Klinovaja, D. Loss, E. Meyer. Majorana Fermions in Magnetic Chains. Prog. Part. and Nucl. Phys., 107, 1-19, (2019). ▸ read
  4. R. Pawlak, J.G. Vilhena, Th. Glatzel and E. Meyer. Stretching DNA using cryo-force spectroscopy. Imaging & Microscopy , 2, 32-34 (2019). ▸ read
  5. S. Fremy-Koch, A. Sadeghi, R. Pawlak, S. Kawai, A. Baratoff, S. Goedecker, E. Meyer, and Th. Glatzel. Controlled switching of a single CuPc molecule on Cu(111) at low temperature. Phys. Rev. B, 100, 155427 (2019). ▸ read

2018

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. J.G. Vilhena, E. Gnecco, R. Pawlak, F. Moreno-Herrero, E. Meyer and Ruben Perez. Stick-Slip Motion of ssDNA over Graphene. J. Phys. Chem. B, 122(2), 840-846 (2018). ▸ read
  4. M. Kisiel, O. O Brovko, D. Yildiz, R. Pawlak, Urs Gysin, Erio Tosatti, Ernst Meyer. Mechanical dissipation from charge and spin transitions in oxygen-deficient SrTiO3 surfaces. Nat. Comm, 9, 1-7 (2018). ▸ read
  5. S. Kawai, S. Nakatsuka, T. Hatakeyama, R. Pawlak, T. Meier, J. Tracey, E. Meyer and A.S. Foster. Multiple heteroatom substitution to graphene nanoribbon. Science advances, 4, 7181 (2018). ▸ read
  6. A. Vanossi,D. Dietzel, A. Schirmeisen,E. Meyer, R. Pawlak,Th. Glatzel, M. Kisiel, S. Kawai and N. Manini. Recent highlights in nanoscale and mesoscale friction. BJ Nano., 9, 1995-2014 (2018). ▸ read
  7. S. Kawai, O. Krejci, A. S. Foster, R. Pawlak, F. Xu, L. Peng, A. Orita and E. Meyer. Diacetylene Linked Anthracene Oligomers Synthesized by One-Shot Homocoupling of Trimethylsilyl on Cu(111). ACS Nano., 12(8), 8791-8797 (2018). ▸ read
  8. L. Gigli, S. Kawai, R. Guerra, N. Manini, R. Pawlak, X. Feng, K. Müllen, P. Ruffieux, R. Fasel, E. Tosatti, E. Meyer, A. Vanossi. Detachment Dynamics of Graphene Nanoribbons on Gold. ACS Nano., 13, 689-697 (2018). ▸ read
  9. I. Piquero-Zulaica, J. Lobo-Checa, A. Sadeghi, ZM Abd El-Fattah, C. Mitsui, T. Okamoto, R. Pawlak, T. Meier, A. Arnau, J E. Ortega, J. Takeya, S. Goedecker, E. Meyer, S. Kawai. Precise engineering of quantum dot array coupling through their barrier widths. Nat. Comm., 8, 1-6 (2018). ▸ read

2017

  1. R. Pawlak, S. Kawai, T. Meier, Th. Glatzel, A. Baratoff and E. Meyer. Single-molecule manipulation experiments to explore friction and adhesion. J. Phys. D: App. Phys., 50, 113003 (2017). ▸ read
  2. R. Pawlak, A. Sadeghi, R. Jöhr, A. Hinaut, T. Meier, S. Kawai, L. Zajac, P. Olszowski, S. Godlewski, B. Such, Th. Glatzel, S. Goedecker, M. Szymonski and E. Meyer. Hydroxyl-Induced Partial Charge States of Single Porphyrins on Titania Rutile. J. Phys. Chem. C, 121, 3607-3614 (2017). ▸ read
  3. E. Gnecco, R. Pawlak, M. Kisiel, Th. Glatzel and E. Meyer. Atomic scale friction phenomena. In: "Handbook of Nanotechnology", (Springer), 519-548 (2017). ▸ read
  4. R. Jöhr, A. Hinaut, R. Pawlak, L. Zajac, P. Olszowski, B. Such, Th. Glatzel, J. Zhang, M. Muntwiler, J. J. Bergkamp, L.-M. Mateo, S. Decurtins, S.-X. Liu, and E. Meyer. Thermally induced anchoring of a zinc-carboxyphenylporphyrin on rutile TiO2 (110). J. Chem. C , 146(18), 184704 (2017). ▸ read
  5. T. Meier, R. Pawlak, S. Kawai, Y. Geng, X. Liu, S. Decurtins, P. Hapala, A. Baratoff, S.-X. Liu, P. Jelinek, E. Meyer and Th. Glatzel. Donor-Acceptor Properties of a Single-Molecule Altered by On-Surface Complex Formation. ACS Nano , 11, 18413-8420 (2017). ▸ read
  6. 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 on Gold. ACS Nano , 11, 9930-9940 (2017). ▸ read
  7. R. Pawlak and T. Meier. Fast and Curious. Nat. Nanotechnol. , 12, 712-712 (2017). ▸ read
  8. S. Kawai, T. Nishiuchi, T. Kodama, P. Spijker, R. Pawlak, T. Meier, J. Tracey, T. Kubo, E. Meyer and A. S. Foster. Direct quantitative measurement of the C=O...H-C bond by atomic force microscopy Science Advance , 3(5), e1603258 (2017). ▸ read
  9. E. Gnecco, R. Pawlak, M. Kisiel, Th. Glatzel and E. Meyer. Atomic Scale Friction Phenomena. In: "Bhushan B. (eds) Nanotribology and Nanomechanics.", (Spring), 519-548 (2017). ▸ read
  10. P. Olszowski, L. Zajac, S. Godlewski, B. Such, R. Pawlak, A. Hinaut, R. Johr, T. Glatzel, E. Meyer and M. Szymonski. Ordering of Zn-centered porphyrin and phthalocyanine on TiO2 (011): STM studies. BJ Nano. , 8, 99 (2017). ▸ read
  11. I. Piquero-Zulaica, J. Lobo-Checa, A. Sadeghi, Z. M. Abd El-Fattah, C. Mitsui, T. Okamoto, R. Pawlak, T. Meier, A. Arnau, J. Enrique Ortega, J. Takeya, S. Goedecker, E. Meyer and S. Kawai. Ordering of Zn-centered porphyrin and phthalocyanine on TiO2 (011): STM studies. Nature Comm. , 8, 787 (2017). ▸ read
  12. S. Kawai, K. Takahashi, S. Ito, R. Pawlak, T. Meier, P. Spijker, F. F. Canova, J. Tracey, K. Nozaki, A. S. Foster and E. Meyer. Competing Annulene and Radialene Structures in a Single Anti-Aromatic Molecule Studied by High-Resolution Atomic Force Microscopy. ACS Nano , 11, 8122-8130 (2017). ▸ read

2016

  1. R. Pawlak, M. Kisiel, J. Klinovaja, T. Meier, S. Kawai, Th. Glatzel, D. Loss and E. Meyer. Probing Atomic Structure and Majorana Wavefunctions in Mono-Atomic Fe-chains on Superconducting Pb-Surface. npj Quantum Info, 2, 16035 (2016). ▸ read
  2. S. Stehlik, Th. Glatzel, V. Pichot, R. Pawlak, E. Meyer, D. Spitzer, and B. Rezek. Water interaction with hydrogenated and oxidized detonation nanodiamonds - Microscopic and spectroscopic analyses. Diamond and Related Materials, 63, 97-102 (2016). ▸ read
  3. 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. Single Molecule Tribology: Force Microscopy Manipulation of a Porphyrin Derivative on a Copper Surface. ACS Nano, 10, 713-722 (2016). ▸ read
  4. S. Kawai, A. Benassi, E. Gnecco, H. Söde, R. Pawlak, X. Feng, K. Müllen, D. Passerone, C. A. Pignedoli, P. Ruffieux, R. Fasel and E. Meyer. Superlubricity of graphene nanoribbons on gold surfaces. Science, 351(6276), 957-961 (2016). ▸ read
  5. L. Zajac, P. Olszowski, S. Godlewski, L. Bodek, B. Such, R. Jöhr, R. Pawlak, A. Hinaut, Th. Glatzel, E. Meyer, and M. Szymonski. Self-assembling of Zn porphyrins on a (110) face of rutile ce{TiO2} - The anchoring role of carboxyl groups. Applied Surface Science, 379, 277-281 (2016). ▸ read
  6. S. Freund, A. Hinaut, R. Pawlak, S.-X. Liu, S. Decurtins, E. Meyer and Th. Glatzel. Morphology Change of C60 Islands on Organic Crystals Observed by Atomic Force Microscopy. ACS Nano, 10(6), 5782-5788 (2016). ▸ read
  7. S. Kawai, A. Sadeghi, T. Okamoto, C. Mitsui, R. Pawlak, T. Meier, J. Takeya, S. Goedecker and E. Meyer. Chemical Structures of Organometallic Intermediate and Carbon-carbon Bonds in on-surface Chemical Reaction. Small, 12(38), 5303-5311 (2016). ▸ read

2015

  1. R. Pawlak, S. Kawai, Th. Glatzel, and E. Meyer. Single Molecule Force Spectroscopy. In: Noncontact Atomic Force Microscopy,(Springer), 195-222 (2015). ▸ read
  2. R. Pawlak, L. Marot, A. Sadeghi, S. Kawai, Th. Glatzel, P. Reimann, S. Goedecker, H.-J. Güntherodt and E. Meyer. Chain-like structure elements in Ni40Ta60 metallic glasses observed by scanning tunneling microscopy. Sci. Rep., 5, 13143 (2015). ▸ read
  3. R. Jöhr, A. Hinaut, R. Pawlak, A. Sadeghi, S. Saha, S. Goedecker, B. Such, M. Szymonski, E. Meyer, and Th. Glatzel. Characterization of individual molecular adsorption geometries by atomic force microscopy: Cu-TCPP on rutile TiO2 (110). J. Chem. Phys., 143(9), 094202 (2015). ▸ read
  4. A. Hinaut, R. Pawlak, E. Meyer and Th. Glatzel. Electrospray deposition of organic molecules on bulk insulator surfaces. BJ Nano., 6, 1927-1934 (2015). ▸ read
  5. M. Kisiel, F. Pellegrini, G. E. Santoro, M. Samadashvili, R. Pawlak, A. Benassi, U. Gysin, R. Buzio, A. Gerbi, E. Meyer and E. Tosatti. Noncontact Atomic Force Microscope Dissipation Reveals a Central Peak of SrTiO3 Structural Phase Transition. Phys. Rev. Lett., 115, 046101 (2015). ▸ read
  6. L. Zajac, P. Olszowski, S. Godlewski, B. Such, R. Jöhr,R. Pawlak, A. Hinaut, Th. Glatzel, E. Meyer and M. Szymonski. Ordered heteromolecular overlayers formed by metal phthalocyanines and porphyrines on rutile titanium dioxide surface studied at room temperature. J. Chem. Phys. C., 143, 224702 (2015). ▸ read

2014

  1. S. Kawai, A. Sadeghi, F. Xu, L. Peng, R. Pawlak, Th. Glatzel, A. Willand, A. Orita, J. Otera, S. Goedecker, and E. Meyer. Correction to Obtaining Detailed Structural Information about Supramolecular Systems on Surfaces by Combining High-Resolution Force Microscopy with ab Initio Calculations. ACS Nano, 8(3), 3099 (2014). ▸ read
  2. L. Giovanelli , O. Ourdjini, M. Abel, R. Pawlak, J. Fujii, L. Porte, J.-M. Themlin and S. Clair. Combined Photoemission Spectroscopy and Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Study of the Sequential Dehydrogenation of Hexahydroxytriphenylene on Ag(111). J. Phys. Chem. C., 118, 14899 (2014). ▸ read
  3. S. Kawai, M. Koch, E. Gnecco, A. Sadeghi, R. Pawlak, Th. Glatzel, J. Schwarz, S. Goedecker, S. Hecht, A. Baratoff, L. Grill, and E. Meyer. Quantifying the atomic-level mechanics of single long physisorbed molecular chains. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 111(11), 3968-3972 (2014). ▸ read
  4. M. Langer, M. Kisiel, R. Pawlak, F. Pelligrini, G. E. Santoro, R. Buzio, A. Gerbi, G. Balakrishnan, A. Baratoff, E. Tosatti and E. Meyer. Giant frictional dissipation peaks and charge-density-wave slips at the NbSe2 surface. Nature Materials, 13(11), 173-177 (2014). ▸read

2013

  1. R. Pawlak, Th. Glatzel, V. Pichot, L. Schmidlin, S. Kawai,S. Fremy, D. Spitzer and E. Meyer. Local Detection of Nitrogen-Vacancy Centers in a Nanodiamond Monolayer. Nano Lett., 13, 5803-5807 (2013). ▸ read
  2. B. Eren, Th. Glatzel, M. Kisiel, W. Fu, R. Pawlak, U. Gysin, C. Nef, L. Marot, M. Calame, Ch. Schönenberger and E. Meyer. Hydrogen plasma microlithography of graphene supported on a Si/SiO2 substrate. Appl. Phys. Lett., 102, 071602 (2013). ▸ read
  3. S. Kawai, A. Sadeghi, X. Feng, P. Lifen, R. Pawlak, T. Glatzel, A. Willand, A. Orita, J. Otera, S. Goedecker, and E. Meyer. Obtaining Detailed Structural Information about Supramolecular Systems on Surfaces by Combining High-Resolution Force Microscopy with ab initio Calculations. ACS Nano, 7(10), 9098 (2013). ▸ read

2012

  1. B. Eren, D. Hug, L. Marot, R. Pawlak, M. Kisiel, R. Steiner, D. M. Zumbühl and E. Meyer. Pure hydrogen low-temperature plasma exposure of HOPG and graphene: Graphane formation? BJ Nano., 3, 852-859 (2012). ▸ read
  2. L. Schmidlin, V. Pichot, S. Josset, R. Pawlak, Th. Glatzel, S. Kawai, E. Meyer and D. Spitzer. Two-dimensional nanodiamond monolayers deposited by combined ultracentrifugation and electrophoresis techniques. Appl. Phys. Lett., 101, 253111 (2012). ▸ read
  3. R. Pawlak, S. Fremy, S. Kawai, T. Glatzel, H. Fang, L.-A. Fendt, F. Diederich and E. Meyer. Directed rotations of single porphyrin molecules controlled by localized force spectroscopy. ACS Nano, 6, 6318-6324 (2012). ▸ read
  4. F. Bocquet, L. Nony, S. C. B. Mannsfeld, V. Oison, R. Pawlak, L. Porte and Ch. Loppacher. Inhomogeneous Relaxation of a Molecular Layer on an Insulator due to Compressive Stress. Phys. Rev. Lett., 108(20), 206103 (2012). ▸ read
  5. L. Porte, M. Abel, P. Amsalem, F. Bocquet, F.C. Bocquet, V. Chevallier, S. Clair, G. Delafosse, S. Desbief, V. Gadenne, L. Giovanelli, M. Koudia, Y. Ksari, C. Loppacher, A. Merlen, L. Nony, O. Ourdjini, L. Patrone, R. Pawlak, J. Romann, J-C. Valmalette and J-M. Themlin. Self-organised growth of molecular arrays at surfaces. Int. J. Nanotechnol., 9, 325 (2012). ▸ read
  6. R. Pawlak, S. Kawai, S. Fremy, Th. Glatzel and E. Meyer. High-resolution imaging of C60 molecules using tuning-fork-based non-contact atomic force microscopy. J. Phys.: Cond. Matter., 24, 084005 (2012). ▸ read
  7. S. Fremy, S. Kawai, R. Pawlak, Th. Glatzel, A. Baratoff and E. Meyer. Three-dimensional dynamic force spectroscopy measurements on KBr(001): atomic deformations at small tip-sample separations. Nanotechnology, 23, 055401 (2012). ▸ read

2011

  1. O. Ourdjini, R. Pawlak, M. Abel, S. Clair, L. Chen, N. Bergeon, M. Sassi, V. Oison, J.-M. Debierre, R. Coratger and L. Porte. Substrate-mediated ordering and defect analysis of a surface covalent organic framework. Phys. Rev. B., 84, 125421 (2011). ▸ read
  2. R. Pawlak, S. Kawai, S. Fremy, Th. Glatzel and E. Meyer. Atomic-scale mechanical properties of orientated C60 molecules revealed by noncontact atomic force microscopy. ACS Nano, 5(8), 6349-54 (2011). ▸ read
  3. S. Kawai, R. Pawlak, Th. Glatzel and E. Meyer. Systematic measurement of pentacene assembled on Cu(111) by bimodal dynamic force microscopy at room temperature. Phys. Rev. B, 84(8), 085429 (2011). ▸ read

2010

  1. R. Pawlak, L. Nony, F. Bocquet, V. Oison, M. Sassi, J.-M. Debierre, Ch. Loppacher and L. Porte. Supramolecular Assemblies of 1,4-Benzene Diboronic Acid on KCl(001). J. Phys. Chem. C., 114(20), 9290-9295 (2010). ▸ read

2009

  1. N. A. A. Zwaneveld, R. Pawlak, M. Abel, D. Catalin, D. Gigmes, D. Bertin, L. Porte. Synthesis of an ordered covalent monolayer network onto a surface. International Patent Application No.PCT/IB2008/002342, (2009). ▸ read
  2. R. Pawlak, S. Clair, V. Oison, M. Abel, O. Ourdjini, N. A. A. Zwaneveld, D. Gigmes, D. Bertin, L. Nony and L. Porte. Robust Supramolecular Network on Ag(111): Hydrogen-Bond Enhancement through Partial Alcohol Dehydrogenation. Chem. Phys. Chem., 10(7), 1032-1035 (2009). ▸ read

2008

  1. N. A. A. Zwaneveld, R. Pawlak, M. Abel, D. Catalin, D. Gigmes, D. Bertin and L. Porte. Organized Formation of 2D Extended Covalent Organic Frameworks at Surfaces. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 130(21), 6678-6679 (2008). ▸ read