Jean-Pierre BUCHER is a professor at Université de Strasbourg (Unistra) and member of the Institut Universitaire de France. He is head of the Research Group “Scanning probes for Nanomagnetism” at the IPCMS. J.P. Bucher received his PhD from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) for his study by spin-echo-NMR of quantum size effects and adsorbate induced modifications in Pt nanoclusters. In 1989 he was awarded a two year “Fellowship for Advanced Researcher” of the Swiss National Science Foundation to pursue research on molecular beams at University of Virginia in Charlottesville. There he built a Stern-Gerlach deflection experiment with a pulsed laser vaporization cluster source and time of flight mass spectrometer for the study of magnetic clusters. J.P. Bucher observed for the first time superparamagnetic relaxation in free cobalt clusters as well as the appearance of magnetic magic numbers in rare earth clusters of a few atoms. As an invited scientist at KFA-Jülich, Germany (1991), he worked in surface science and near field microscopy. In 1992 he spent 2 years as a research scientist at the EPFL, conducting UHV-STM studies of growth kinetics in heteroepitaxial metal systems and explored new ways of nanostructuring and self-organizing atoms on surfaces. In 1994 he got a position as a full professor at Université Louis Pasteur and became a group leader at IPCMS. J.P. Bucher possesses expertise in diverse fields of nanomagnetism, molecular nanoelectronics, spin electronics and development of instruments. In the last 10 years he focused his research on magnetotransport in STM junctions in the spin-polarized configuration (SP-STM). Atoms and molecules are addressed on an individual basis by near-field probes, with the main objective to accede specific magnetic properties and gain control over atomic scale quantum mechanical behavior of spin arrays. He is co-author of 130 publications in international reviews in the fields of magnetism of small object, atomic and molecular cluster physics, near field probes and instrumentation, surface science. He has directed and co-directed fourteen Ph.D. theses. He is senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France and holder of the reward of scientific excellence.
Quantum Science at the European Campus
Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant, 4 year funding
Senior member of the INSTITUT UNIVERSITAIRE DE FRANCE
France-Japan Workshop (Program) on Physics and Chemistry of Nanomaterials
MAIN SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS
– Tunneling and magnetotransport through single objects (atoms and molecules). New spatial resolving spectroscopies : polarized spin techniques. MFM and spatially resolved magnetic resonance.
– Electronic and magnetic properties of low dimensional systems. Quantum size effects. Transient phenomena in magnetic systems. Transport in mesoscopic systems ; localization and disorder.
– Self-organization of atomic and molecular clusters on surfaces. Phase transitions and critical phenomena in low dimensional systems. Emergence of solid state properties.
• LabEx NIE, “Entanglement of single molecule magnets via radical spins inside 2D networks” (2016-2019).
• Institut Universitaire de France (IUF), «SPINMAP» (Spin Manipulation with atoms and molecules) (2010-2015).
• International Center for Frontier Research in Chemistry (FRC) for the research Project « SPIN MASTER » (2008-2010).
• ANR-Blanc 2007 « SPIN MASTER » (ANR-07-BLAN-0139). « Spin injection for magnetic spectroscopy and spin transport in single objects » (2008-2010).
• 6th Framework Program, European Network of Excellence, No : 515762-2. “Molecular Approach to Nanomagnets and Multifunctional Materials” (2005-2009). Responsible for instrumental platforms (15 nodes, 150 researchers). Simultaneously coordinator of the SINGLEMO platform dedicated to the magnetic spectroscopy of single objects, in particular molecule magnets.
• 5th Framework Program, European contract RTD-Growth, No : G5RD-CT-2001-00478. New Nanoscale Materials for Advanced Magnetic Storage Devices. September 2001 to December 2004, coordinator.
* Screening of the 4f-electron spin of TbPc2 single-molecule magnets on metal substrates by ligand channeling
Nanoscale 2019, 11, 21167-21179. DOI: 10.1039/c9nr05873g
* Molecular attachment to a microscope tip: inelastic tunneling, Kondo screening, and thermopower
Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2019, 10, 1243-1250. DOI:10.3762/bjnano.10.124
* Two-Dimensional Organometallic Kondo Lattice with Long-Range Antiferromagnetic Order
Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 2018, 122, 20046-20054. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b07059
* Role of pi-Radicals in the Spin Connectivity of Clusters and Networks of Tb Double-Decker Single Molecule Magnets
ACS Nano, 2017, 11, 10750-10760. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b05804
* Conductance hysteresis and inelastic excitations at hydrogen decorated cerium atoms and clusters in a tunnel junction
Nano Research 2016, 9, 3171-3178. DOI 10.1007/s12274-016-1202-y
* Chapter “On-Surface Synthesis”
Part of the series Advances in Atom and Single Molecule Machines pp 115-129.
Springer International Publishing 2015, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-26600-8_6
* Local electronic and magnetic properties during on-surface synthesis of Fe-Phthalocyanine
J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2014, 5, 3175-3182. DOI: 10.1021/jz5015696.
* Steric and electronic selectivity, from topological confinement to bond formation
Nano Research 2014, 7, 888–897. DOI 10.1007/s12274-014-0450-y
* Chiral conformation of propeller open shell molecule
J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2012, 3, 1559.
* Localization of electronic states at molecule-electrode interfaces
Phys. Rev. Lett. 2011, 107, 216801.
* Move an atom and watch its spin flip
Nature Nanotech. 2010, 5, 315.
* Direct observation of the tunnelling channels of a chemisorbed molecule
J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2010, 1, 1517.
* Spin structure of an atomic protrusion : Probing single atoms on cobalt nanoislands
Phys. Rev. B 2009, 79, 113401.
* First Detection of the Spin State of Individual Cobalt-Phthalocyanine Molecules
Phys. Rev. Lett. 2008, 101, 116602.
RECENT INVITED TALKS
* Tuning the interaction between functional molecules through structural changes
Department of Physical Science and Engineering
Kanazawa, Japan, 10th December 2017.
* A Doctoral School in Advanced Material Science: from Recruitment of PhD Students to Professional Integration
Thessaloniki, Greece, 17-22 September 2017.
* The “single molecule” paradigm as experienced by STM spectroscopy
Department of Physical Science and Engineering
University of Nagoya, Japan, 20th October 2015.
* Education in France & French culture
Système éducatif et la culture française (Séminaire table ronde pour étudiants toutes disciplines)
University of Nagoya, Japan, 27th October 2015.
* C’est une chose étrange à la fin que la molécule « unique »
Institut de Science des Matériaux Mulhouse (IS2M)
Université de Haute Alsace, 13 mai 2014.
* Two-dimensional spin networks with coordination and covalent bonds
Euro-Mediterranean Meeting on Functionalized Materials: EMM-FM 2013
Hammamet, Tunisie, 24-28 March 2013.
* Electron pinning and spin states at the molecule-substrate interface
Conference Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2011
INFN-Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, Italy, 19-23 September 2011.
* Advances in single molecule spin selective spectroscopy
4th CNRS-EWHA Winter School 2011
Seoul, Corea, 7-11 February 2011.
* Spintronics at an interface with a single molecule
International Conference on Core Research and Engineering Science of Advanced Materials (G-COE) & Third International Conference on Nanospintronics Design and Realization, 3rd-ICNDR.
Osaka, Japan, May 30 to June 5, 2010.
* Spintronics with single molecules and atoms
IMDEA, Madrid, Invited by Prof. R. Miranda
Madrid, Spain, 4th and 5th February 2010.
* Magnetotransport across metal-organic molecules on surfaces : adsorption geometry and magnetic coupling
European Conference on Surface Science (ECOSS-26),
Parma, Italy, 30th August – 4th September 2009.
* Spin conductance across organometallic molecules : what happens at the interface
5th International Symposium on Molecular Materials : Electronics, Photonics and Spintronics.
Rennes, 28th – 31rd october 2009.
* Interaction of atoms and molecules with magnetic leads : visualizing the spin of single molecules by SP-STM
ESF-SONS II Workshop “Magnetism at Surfaces” & Trends in Materials and Nanosciences (TMN) 2008, invited by M. Ruben.
Baden-Baden, 28th September – 1st October 2008.
* Cobalt nanoislands as magnetic leads for SP-STM on atoms and molecules
International Conference of Clusters on Surfaces (ICCS),
Rostock-Warnemünde, 26-30 May 2008.
* Probing electronic and magnetic properties of atomic and molecular clusters with sharp tips
Meeting of the American Physical Society,
New Orleans, USA, 10-14 March 2008.
* Magnetic spectroscopies with tips : a few examples of local detection
MAGMAnet Network of Excellence
INSTM, University of Florence, 29-31 janvier 2007. Invited by R. Sessoli.
* Architecture, self-assembly and magnetism of molecule magnets on surfaces
E-MRS 2005 Spring Meeting, session on ”Advanced functional nanomaterials from nanoscale objects to nanostructured inorganic and hybrid materials”
Strasbourg, France, 31 mai – 3 juin, 2005.
* Architecture, self assembly and magnetism of clusters and molecule magnets on surfaces
Workshop : Elementarprozessen in molekularen Systemen an Grenzflächen, Harnack-Haus,
Berlin, October 7-8, 2004.
* Long range surface mediated mass transport induced by adatom clusters
14th International Conference on Crystal Growth, ICCG14
Grenoble, August 9-13, 2004.
* Magnetic nanostructures, from self organized clusters on surfaces to grafted molecular magnets
EURESCO Conferences “Cluster-Surface Interactions“ EuroConference on Cluster Systems and Nanotubes,
Giens, France 8-13 May 2004.
* Controlling magnetic properties by nanoscale patterning
International Symposium on Nanoscience & Nanotechnology on Quantum Particles
(NNQP2003) Tokyo, Japan, December 15-18, 2003.
* The many different routes to magnetic nanodots : From confined domains to molecular magnetism
International Conference on Applied Statistical Physics : Molecular Engineering (ASTATPHYS-2003)
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, August 25-29, 2003 (invited plenary talk).
* France-Japan Workshop on Physics and Chemistry of Nanomaterials
Strasbourg 7th of December 2016.
* School in near field spectroscopies & advances in nanosciences,
Organisation for the Ecole doctorale de physique et de chimie physique,
Strasbourg le 11 et 12 Mai 2011.
* Forum des Microscopies à Sondes Locales et Atelier thématique (120 participants),
Co-organization avec J.L. Bubendorff.
Mittelwihr, 15-19 March 2010.
* 8th European Conference on Molecular Magnetism (ECMM)
Member of the international advisory board.
Wroclaw, Poland, 4-7 October 2009.
* Advanced Workshop “Organizing and Addressing Molecules on Surfaces“ (OAMS 06)
In the framework of the MAGMAnet Network of Excellence from the EC (80 participants)
Co-organization with D. Ruiz
Platja d’Aro, Barcelona, 24-28 May 2006.
* 14th International Conference on Crystal Growth (ICCG14).
Program commitee and co-organisation with C. Misbah of session on :
« Fundamentals of crystal growth – theory and experiment »
Grenoble, 9-13 August 2004.
* Nanoscience-Nanotechnology (scientific commitee).
CNRS, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Groupe Français de croissance cristalline, Club Nanotechnologie. With M. Hanbucken and H.J. Freund
Porquerolles, 20-24 october 2002.
* International conference on the Science of Nanoparticles and Nanosystems (ISSPIC 11)
Member of the organizing commitee
Strasbourg, 9-13 september 2002.
* Minicolloquium « Magnetic clusters and Nanoparticles » with D. Gatteschi
17th General Conference of the Condensed Matter Division of the European Physical Society (EPS), Grenoble, 25-29 august 1998.