We are working on the combination of ultrafast laser excitation with Low Temperature Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (LT-STM) detection and imaging to study the dynamics of photoinduced chemical transformations at nanostructured surfaces. Additionally, I participate in the study of the interface formation in Monolayer Graphene-Boron Nitride heterostructures.
P. Sutter, R. Cortes , J. Lahiri, and E. Sutter, Interface Formation in Monolayer Graphene-Boron Nitride Heterostructures, Nano Lett. 12 (9), 4869, 2012.
R. Cortés, L. Rettig, Y. Yoshida, H. Eisaki, M. Wolf, and U. Bovensiepen, Momentum-Resolved Ultrafast Electron Dynamics in Superconducting Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 097002, 2011.
R. Cortés, A. Mascaraque, P.M. Schmidt-Weber, H. Dil, T.U. Kampen, and K.Horn, Coexistence of Racemic and Homochiral Two-Dimensional Lattices Formed by a Prochiral Molecule: Dicarboxystilbene on Cu(110), Nano Lett. 8 (12), 4162, 2008.
R. Cortés, A. Tejeda, J. Lobo, C. Didiot, B. Kierren, D. Malterre, E.G. Michel, and A. Mascaraque, Observation of a Mott Insulating Ground State for Sn/Ge(111) at Low Temperature, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 126103, 2006.