DEPARTMENT OF
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
DEPARTMENT OF 
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
Molecular processes at interfaces and in condensed phase

Molecular processes at interfaces and in condensed phase systems including gas-solid, liquid-solid as well as electrochemical interfaces and liquids: Here scanning probe micro- scopy – in part combined with optical excitation or light scattering – is used for imaging, manipulation and spectroscopy as well as inducing and probing chemical processes of indivi- dual molecules. Furthermore, nonlinear optical sum-frequency and high field THz spectro- scopy provides insights into the molecular structure at interfaces and into the dynamics of liquids. In particular, with these activities we implement the new direction of the FHI for the evolution of the institute into the next decade towards atomistic studies of processes at complex interfaces (i.e. beyond gas-solid in UHV) including liquid-solid, liquid-gas and electrochemical interfaces.