Measuring the conductance of a single molecule

Lead Research Organisation: University of Bristol
Department Name: Physics

Abstract

Work involves measuring electronic/spin transport properties of metalmolecule-metal
junctions, but rather than using gold electrodes which have
frequently been used in past work, the effects of using ferromagnetic
electrodes such as cobalt will be investigated. This will be done using two
methods; the already implemented scanning tunnelling microscope break
junction (STM-BJ) and a mechanically controllable break junction (MCBJ), which will be designed and constructed to enable measurements to be
made in a system with high mechanical stability and reduced influence of
contaminants when compared with the STM-BJ.

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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/N509619/1 01/10/2016 30/09/2021
1793826 Studentship EP/N509619/1 01/10/2016 31/03/2020 Keisha Michael