Research Project Description.
Our understanding of the building blocks of the universe guides scientific advancements. This means that we must find ways to peek deeper and deeper into atoms and molecules. The Raschke Nano-Optics Groups aims to investigate materials at the nano-scale to understand the finer details by studying, for example, molecular vibrations. Specifically, the goal of this project is to explore how gold nano antennas can be used to enhance molecular vibration signal from Lehn's catalyst. To measure these vibrations, a combination of atomic force microscopy (AFM) and Scattering-Scanning Nearfield Optical Microscopy (s-SNOM) is used.