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METTE, Gerson Dr.

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Former Principal InvestigatorPhilipps-Universität MarburgDepartment of PhysicsLink: Project B5 (Höfer/Mette)Link: Biography


Experimental physics, scanning probe microscopy, electron spectroscopy, non-linear laser spectroscopy of surfaces and interfaces, adsorption on metal and semiconductor surfaces

University Education

2012Doctoral degree in Physics (Dr. rer. nat.), Philipps-Universität Marburg, Dissertation on “Site-selective reactivity of ethylene, cyclooctyne and tetrahydrofuran on Si(001) surfaces”, thesis advisor: Prof. U. Höfer
2007Diploma degree in Physics (Dipl. Phys.), Philipps-Universität Marburg, supervisor: Prof. U. Höfer
2002-2007Studies in Physics, Philipps-Universität Marburg

Professional Experience

since 2015Research Associate, Department of Physics (Prof. U. Höfer), Philipps-Universität Marburg
2013-2015Postdoc, Department of Physics (Prof. J. Osterwalder), Universität Zürich, Zürich (Switzerland)
2012-2013Scientific secretary of the planned CRC 1083 and Postdoc, Department of Physics (Prof. U. Höfer), Philipps-Universität Marburg
2007-2012Research Assistant, Department of Physics (Prof. U. Höfer), Philipps-Universität Marburg

Honours, Awards and other Proofs of Qualification

2013Marie-Curie Fellowship (European Commission)

Selected Publications

  1. G. Mette, C. H. Schwalb, M.Dürr, U. Höfer
    Site-selective reactivity of ethylene on clean and hydrogen precovered Si(001)
    Chem. Phys. Lett. 483, 209 (2009).
  2. K. Klass, G. Mette, J. Güdde, M. Dürr, U. Höfer
    Second-harmonic microscopy for fluence-dependent investigation of laser-induced surface reactions
    Phys. Rev. B 83, 125116 (2011).
  3. J. Götzen, C. H. Schwalb, C. Schmidt, G. Mette, M. Marks, U. Höfer, G. Witte
    Structural Evolution of Perfluoro-Pentacene Films on Ag(111): Transition from 2D to 3D Growth
    Langmuir 27 (3), 993 (2011).
  4. G. Mette, M. Dürr, R. Bartholomäus, U. Koert, U. Höfer
    Real-space adsorption studies of cyclooctyne on Si(001)
    Chem. Phys. Lett. 556, 70 (2013).
  5. G. Mette, M. Reutzel, R. Bartholomäus, S. Laref, R. Tonner, M. Dürr, U. Koert, U. Höfer
    Complex surface chemistry of an otherwise inert solvent molecule: Tetrahydrofuran on Si(001)
    Chem. Phys. Chem. 15, 3725 (2014).
  6. M. Reutzel, G. Mette, P. Stromberger, U. Koert, M. Dürr, U. Höfer
    Dissociative Adsorption of Diethyl Ether on Si(001) Studied by Means of Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Photoelectron Spectroscopy
    J. Phys. Chem. C 119, 6018 (2015).
  7. G. Mette, D. Sutter, Y. Gurdal, S. Schnidrig, B. Probst, M. Iannuzzi, J. Hutter, R. Alberto, J. Osterwalder
    From porphyrins to pyrphyrins: Adsorption study and metalation of a molecular catalyst on Au(111)
    Nanoscale 8, 7958 (2016).
  8. Beyer, A. Stegmüller, J. O. Oelerich, K. Jandieri, K. Werner, G. Mette, W. Stolz, S. D. Baranovskii, R. Tonner, K. Volz
    Pyramidal structure formation at the interface between III/V semiconductors and silicon
    Chem. Mater. 28, 3265 (2016).
  9. J. Pecher, G. Mette, M. Dürr, R. Tonner
    Site-specific reactivity of ethylene at distorted dangling bond configurations on Si(001)
    ChemPhysChem, DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201601134 (2016).
  10. J. Zimmermann, G. Mette, U. Höfer
    Second-harmonic imaging microscopy for time-resolved investigations on transition-metal dichalcogenides
    arXiv: 1608.03434 (2016).