Investigation of two dimensional nanostructures from molecular self assembly on surfaces.

Lead Research Organisation: University of Birmingham
Department Name: School of Physics and Astronomy


The combination of molecules on a surface creates new 2D materials with particular predefined structures. The properties of these structures are then investigated using Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy (STM) and Spectroscopy. These results are then used to further fine tune the structure of the 2D surface. The research has applications in nanoscale molecular electronics as it investigates the charge transfer between molecules and has potential applications in information storage. The novel approaches used are high resolution low temperature STM and spectroscopy. These techniques can resolve the internal structures of molecules and can probe the electronic states of the molecules.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/N509590/1 30/09/2016 29/09/2021
1843553 Studentship EP/N509590/1 04/01/2017 02/07/2020 Megan Grose