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Artificial designer materials

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Project "E-DESIGN" data sheet

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Organization address
address: OTAKAARI 1
city: ESPOO
postcode: 2150

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 Coordinator Country Finland [FI]
 Total cost 2˙374˙922 €
 EC max contribution 2˙374˙922 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2017-ADG
 Funding Scheme ERC-ADG
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-09-01   to  2023-08-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR FI (ESPOO) coordinator 2˙374˙922.00


 Project objective

Constructing designer materials where the atomic geometry, interactions, magnetism and other relevant parameters can be precisely controlled is becoming reality. I will reach this aim by positioning every atom with the tip of a scanning probe microscope, or by using molecular self-assembly to reach the desired structures. I will realize and engineer several novel quantum materials hosting exotic electronic phases: 2D topological insulators in metal-organic frameworks (MOF) and 2D topological superconductors in hybrid molecule-superconductor structures. These classes of materials have not yet been experimentally realized but could enable novel spintronic and quantum computing devices. In addition, we will realize a tuneable platform for quantum simulation in solid-state artificial lattices, which could open a whole new area in this field.

I will employ a broad experimental approach to reach the above targets by utilizing molecular self-assembly and scanning probe microscopy -based atom/molecule manipulation. The systems are characterized using low-temperature atomic force microscopy (AFM) and scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). My group is one of the leading groups in these topics globally. We have initial results on the topics discussed in this proposal and are thus in a unique position to make ground-breaking contributions in realizing designer quantum materials.

The artificial designer materials we study are characterized by the engineered electronic response with atomically precise geometries, lattice symmetries and controlled interactions. Such ingredients can result in ultimately controllable materials that have large, robust and quick responses to small stimuli with applications in nanoelectronics, flexible electronics, high-selectivity and high-sensitivity sensors, and optoelectronic components. Longer term, the biggest impact is expected through a profound change in the way we view materials and what can be achieved through designer materials approach.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Shawulienu Kezilebieke, Rok Žitko, Marc Dvorak, Teemu Ojanen, Peter Liljeroth
Observation of Coexistence of Yu-Shiba-Rusinov States and Spin-Flip Excitations
published pages: 4614-4619, ISSN: 1530-6984, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b01583
Nano Letters 19/7 2020-03-11
2020 Shantanu Mishra, Doreen Beyer, Kristjan Eimre, Shawulienu Kezilebieke, Reinhard Berger, Oliver Gröning, Carlo A. Pignedoli, Klaus Müllen, Peter Liljeroth, Pascal Ruffieux, Xinliang Feng, Roman Fasel
Topological frustration induces unconventional magnetism in a nanographene
published pages: 22-28, ISSN: 1748-3387, DOI: 10.1038/s41565-019-0577-9
Nature Nanotechnology 15/1 2020-03-11
2018 Avijit Kumar, Kaustuv Banerjee, Adam S. Foster, Peter Liljeroth
Two-Dimensional Band Structure in Honeycomb Metal–Organic Frameworks
published pages: 5596-5602, ISSN: 1530-6984, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b02062
Nano Letters 18/9 2020-03-11
2019 Linghao Yan, Ilona Pohjavirta, Benjamin Alldritt, Peter Liljeroth
On‐Surface Assembly of Au‐Dicyanoanthracene Coordination Structures on Au(111)
published pages: 2297-2300, ISSN: 1439-4235, DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201900255
ChemPhysChem 20/18 2020-03-11
2020 Md Nurul Huda, Shawulienu Kezilebieke, Teemu Ojanen, Robert Drost, Peter Liljeroth
Tuneable topological domain wall states in engineered atomic chains
published pages: , ISSN: 2397-4648, DOI: 10.1038/s41535-020-0219-3
npj Quantum Materials 2020-03-11
2019 Linghao Yan, Peter Liljeroth
Engineered electronic states in atomically precise artificial lattices and graphene nanoribbons
published pages: 1651672, ISSN: 2374-6149, DOI: 10.1080/23746149.2019.1651672
Advances in Physics: X 4/1 2020-03-11
2019 Fabian Schulz, Peter Liljeroth, Ari P. Seitsonen
Benchmarking van der Waals-treated DFT: The case of hexagonal boron nitride and graphene on Ir(111)
published pages: 84001, ISSN: 2475-9953, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.3.084001
Physical Review Materials 3/8 2020-03-11
2020 Benjamin Alldritt, Prokop Hapala, Niko Oinonen, Fedor Urtev, Ondrej Krejci, Filippo Federici Canova, Juho Kannala, Fabian Schulz, Peter Liljeroth, Adam S. Foster
Automated structure discovery in atomic force microscopy
published pages: eaay6913, ISSN: 2375-2548, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aay6913
Science Advances 6/9 2020-03-11

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