Mission statement

Empa's Molecular Surface Science (MSS) group performs state of the art research on molecular surface systems with the scope of providing more insight into molecular self-assembly, crystallization phenomena and molecular surface dynamics. Investigating well-defined two-dimensional model systems with scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and other surface methods allows a better understanding of complex mechanisms in materials science in general and will help to find new approaches in materials and devices design where molecular self-assembly plays an important role.
Moreover, MSSG is committed to education within the ETH domain and at Swiss univerities and schools in order to i) share our knowledge with the society and ii) to keep our own knowledge updated for best performance in research.