Dr. Feifei Xiang

Postdoctoral Researcher nanotech@surfaces Laboratory

Feifei Xiang received her Ph.D. in Physics from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany) in 2020. During her doctoral study in Prof. Dr. M. Alexander Schneider's group she mainly focused on studying self-assembly and possible chemical reactions of organic molecules on cobalt oxide films with various thickness by using a home-built scanning tunneling microscopy device. After that, she worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Prof. Dr. Sabine Maier's group where she fabricated functional carbon allotropes by using on-surface synthesis, and characterized their electronic properties by scanning tunneling spectroscopy. In April 2021, she joined the nanotech@surfaces Laboratory at Empa as a Postdoctoral Researcher. Her focus is on studying electronic and magnetic properties of hybrid graphene nanoribbon structures.

Fields of interest

Surface Physics and Chemistry; Carbon Allotropes; Scanning Probe Microscopy; Non-Contact Atomic Force Microscopy; Spintronics

Selected publications

F. Xiang, T. Schmitt, M. Raschmann M. A. Schneider, Adsorption and self-assembly of porphyrins on ultra-thin CoO films on Ir(100), Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 11, 1516-1524 (2020). DOI: 10.3762/bjnano.11.134

F. Xiang, Y. Lu, Z. Wang, H. Ju, G. Di Filippo, C. Li, X. Liu, X. Leng, J. Zhu, L. Wang, M. A. Schneider, On-Surface Synthesis Of Chiral π-Conjugate Porphyrin Tapes By Substrate-Regulated Dehydrogenative Coupling. J. Phys. Chem. C 123, 23007–23013 (2019). DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b06025

F. Xiang, A. Gemeinhardt, M. A. Schneider, Competition Between Dehydrogenative Organometallic Bonding And Covalent Coupling Of An Unfunctionalized Porphyrin On Cu(111), ACS Nano 12, 1203–1210 (2018). DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b06998

F. Faisal, C. Stumm, M. Bertram, F. Waidhas, Y. Lykhach, S. Cherevko, F. Xiang, M. Ammon, M. Vorokhta, et al. Electrifying Model Catalysts For Understanding Electrocatalytic Reactions In Liquid Electrolytes, Nat. Mater. 17, 592–598 (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41563-018-0088-3

F. Xiang, Y. Lu, C. Li, X. Song, X. Liu, Z. Wang, J. Liu, M. Dong, L. Wang, Cyclotrimerization - Induced Chiral Supramolecular Structures Of 4-Ethynyltriphenylamine On Au(111) Surface, Chem. Eur. J. 21, 12978–12983 (2015). DOI: 10.1002/chem.201501434

F. Xiang, C. Li, Z. Wang, X. Liu, D. Jiang, X. Leng, J. Ling, L. Wang, Direct Observation Of Copper - Induced Metalation Of 5,15-Diphenylporphyrin On Au(111) By Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, Surf. Sci. 633, 46–52 (2015). DOI: 10.1016/j.susc.2014.11.021