New cfaed Research Group: Single Molecule Machines

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Starting 1st of October 2017, a new group will join cfaed: The Single Molecule Machines group led by Dr. Francesca Moresco will use on-surface synthesis as well as atomic and molecular manipulation to exploit the quantum mechanical properties of molecular and atomic structures for applications in electronics at the nanoscale.

In close collaboration with TU Dresden’s Chair of Materials Science and Nanotechnology (Prof. Gianaurelio Cuniberti) at the Institute of Materials Science, the group will investigate the electronic and mechanical properties of single molecules on ultra clean surfaces by scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy at low temperature.

In the next four years, Francesca Moresco will coordinate the FET Open European project "Mechanics with Molecules” (MEMO), with the objective of understanding the transmission of motion from molecule to molecule towards the construction of atomic scale mechanical calculators.

The Single Molecule Machines Group collaborates actively with cfaed’s Organic/Polymer Path, the upcoming 2.5D Path, and the Silicon Nanowire Path.

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