Chemistry allows the synthesis of ca. 1023 atomically precise copies of a given molecule, making it the ultimate method of nanofabrication from the "bottom up" perspective.
At the INT, in close collaboration among groups in synthetic, physical and theoretical chemistry and physics, we now develop functional molecular nanosystems by iteration of simulation, synthesis, purification, property measurement and device testing. The molecules often involve magnetic or optoelectronic function. Examples include single molecular magnets, electroluminescent organic molecules, photoswitchable organometallic species or inorganic-organic core-shell nanoparticles for medical applications.
Research Projects | Publications
Understanding structural and electronic properties of nano-scaled systems
Devloping a versatile biomimetic strategy for the design of high-affinity artificial receptors
Using ion trapping techniques to study intrinsic photophysical properties of isolated chromophores