Mission

Fundamental research in quantum nanoscience is of utmost importance for the emerging quantum technologies, including quantum computing. We use our extensive knowledge in surface science and nanoscience to contribute to quantum nanoscience and its primary goal: the manipulation and exploitation of quantum-coherent functionality in nanostructures.

Head: Prof. Dr. F. Stefan Tautz

Quantum Microscope Made in Jülich

Quantum Microscope Made in Jülich

Read more about our new millikelvin scanning tunneling microscope based on adiabatic demagnetization refrigeration in Rev. Sci. Instrum. (Photo by Sascha Kreklau).

Free coherent evolution of a coupled atomic spin system initialized by electron scattering

Insight into the dynamics of a coupled atomic quantum system

Recently published in Science and discussed on phys.org, we observed the coherent flip-flop evolution between two atomic spin qubits. (Artwork by Enrique Sahagún, Scixel)

Tracing orbital images on ultrafast time scales

Tracing orbital images on ultrafast time scales

Interview on the experiment in our new publication in Science on recording orbital images with an extremely high temporal resolution: Drei Fragen an Stefan Tautz (in german). Read about this work in Chemistry World.

Breaking the Wall of Building with Molecules

Breaking the Wall of Building with Molecules

Stefan Tautz is one of the 10 Winners in the category Engineering and Technology at the Falling Walls Berlin Science Week. Watch his talk on YouTube. Read about this work in the Neue Züricher Zeitung.

Topological interfaces, nanostructures and devices for quantum computing

Topological interfaces, nanostructures and devices for quantum computing

We use the “multimeter at the nanoscale”, our proprietary multi-tip scanning probe microscope, for measurements of quantum transport in nanoscale structures and devices. (A. Leis et al. Scientific Reports 2020, 10, 2816)

Spin qubits at surfaces of condensed matter

Spin qubits at surfaces of condensed matter

We address the challenge of performing coherent experiments on single spins in atoms and molecules on surfaces – with the aim of eventually establishing them as qubits. (T. Esat et al., Nature 2018, 558, 573)

Nanofabrication with single molecules

Nanofabrication with single molecules

Our long-term goal is the design and implementation of a technology for the rapid prototyping of nanoscale functional quantum systems - "3D printing" with single molecules, executed with the tip of a scanning probe microscope. (P. Leinen et al., Science Advances 2020, 6, eabb6987)

Advanced imaging methods for quantum nanoscience

Advanced imaging methods for quantum nanoscience

We have an outstanding track-record in the development of novel scanning-probe imaging methods, which is complemented by our pioneering work on photoelectron tomography, a reciprocal-space imaging technique of molecular wave functions. (R. Wallauer et al., Science, eabf3286)