Electronic contacts with a single molecule
Nov 1, 2013
Sponsored by Oxford Instruments
Single-molecule electronics and single-molecule mechanics require contact with a single molecule that always remains the same. Its chemical composition and conformation on the supporting surface must be clearly determined before any current flow or mechanical activation.
This webinar presents different approaches to passing a permanent electronic current through a single molecule. It starts from the first scanning tunnelling microscope experiments, all the way through to the new realm of full planar electronic interactions with multiple nano-electrodes and atomic-scale precision.
Date: Wednesday 13 November 2013
Speaker: Dr Christian Joachim of the Centre for Materials and Structural Studies (CEMES) in Toulouse, France, two times Feynman Prize-winning researcher in the field of single-molecule devices.
Moderator: James Dacey, multimedia projects editor for Physics World