Fabrication and Functionality of Molecular Nanosystems at Interfaces
by Prof. Johannes Barth (Physik-Department E20, James Franck Strasse, TU Muenchen, Germany)
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from to (Asia/Kolkata)
The utilization and organization of molecular species is an important issue for advancing nanoscale science and underpins the development of novel functional materials. To this end we explore molecular bonding and assembly at well-defined homogenous surfaces, textured templates, nanoelectrodes and 2D-sheet layers. The developed bottom-up fabrication protocols employ tailored building blocks and exploit both supramolecular engineering and on-surface covalent synthesis. Structure formation, chemical conversions, electronic and other characteristics are addressed by a multitechnique experimental approach, whereby scanning probe microscopy provides molecular-level insights that are frequently rationalised with the help of computational modeling and x-ray spectroscopy investigations. We work toward a rationale for the control of single molecular units and the design of nanoarchitectures with distinct functional properties.