Physical Chemistry I

At the Chair of Physical Chemistry at the Ruhr University in Bochum, atom's and molecule's physical and chemical properties on metal surfaces are investigated. The measurements are carried out using scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM) and other surface-sensitive methods in an ultra-high vacuum, which allow the imaging and manipulation of individual molecules in submolecular resolution.
The knowledge gained provides the basis for the establishment of new types of nanostructures in new technological areas and the modification of molecular reactions on the nanoscale.


From the water molecule to the smallest snowflake and other physics and chemistry on the nanoscale

“From the water molecule to the smallest snowflake” – talk in the series "Samstags zwischen Brötchen und Borussia" (engl. “On saturdays between Broetchens and Borussia”) – Prof. Karina Morgenstern of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum demonstrates the fascination of building with single atoms and molecules. She explains how letters can be written with single atoms, where Einstein’s predictions for the microworld are also reflected in the nanoworld through the formation of smallest snowflakes, and how a single molecule can be used as a switch.


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September 2021


July 2019

Head of the Department

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Prof. Dr. Karina Morgenstern


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Physical Chemistry I
NC 5 / 72

Ruhr-University Bochum
Universitätsstraße 150
44801 Bochum

Tel: +49 234 32 2552 9
Fax: +49 234 32 1418 2
E-mail: Karina.Morgenstern@rub.de


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Confinement-controlled Chemistry

This research training group "Confinement-Controlled Chemistry" has been in use since Funded by the DFG on July 1, 2018.

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Cluster of Excellence RESOLV

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