Dr. Nils Krane

Postdoctoral Researcher nanotech@surfaces Laboratory

Nils Krane received his Ph.D. in Physics from the Freie Universität Berlin (Germany) in 2019. Under the guidance of Prof. Katharina J. Franke he investigated and utilized single layer transition metal dichalcogenides (i.e. molybdenum disulfide) as a decoupling layer for molecular adsorbates. In July 2020 Nils joined the nanotech@surfaces group at Empa as postdoctoral researcher, where he will focus on the synthesis of carbon nanostructures and the investigation of their electronic properties. Nils has a strong background in scanning probe techniques, i.e. (LE-)STM, STS and nc-AFM.

Fields of interest

Low-Dimensional Materials; Surface Physics and Chemistry; Scanning Probe Microscopy

Selected publications

G. Reecht, N. Krane, C. Lotze, L. Zhang, A. L. Briseno, K. J. Franke
Vibrational excitation mechanism in tunneling spectroscopy beyond the Franck-Condon model
Phys. Rev. Lett. 124, 116804 (2020). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.124.116804

N. Krane, C. Lotze, N. Bogdanoff, G. Reecht, L. Zhang, A. L. Briseno, and K.J. Franke
Mapping the perturbation potential of metallic and dipolar tips in tunneling spectroscopy on MoS2
Phys. Rev. B 100, 035410 (2019). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.100.035410

N. Krane, C. Lotze, G. Reecht, L. Zhang, A. L. Briseno, and K. J. Franke
High-Resolution Vibronic Spectra of Molecules on Molybdenum Disulfide Allow for Rotamer Identification
ACS Nano 12 (11), 11698–11703 (2018). DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.8b07414

N. Krane, C. Lotze, and K. J. Franke
Moiré structure of MoS2 on Au(111): Local structural and electronic properties
Surf. Sci. 678, 136-142 (2018). DOI: 10.1016/j.susc.2018.03.015