16-WS-Molecular Electronics

Molecular Electronics

Since the seminal proposal of Aviram and Ratner in 1974 to use a single molecule as a diode, the field of molecular electronics has been researched intensively. In the past decades, many experimental as well as theoretical challenges have been tackled and many exciting effects have been discovered. Some examples are the experimental realization of single-molecule junctions, the measurement of electron transport through these “wires”, the exploration of quantum effects (interference), the interplay with molecular vibrations (heating), and spin effects.

In this seminar, the students will present aspects of this research field based on recent scientific literature. The goals is to gain an understanding of the physical basics and to discuss the possible applications. How far is the way to replace conventional Si-based electronics by new concepts?

The seminar will take place on Tuesdays 10-12 in Hörsaal B (0.0.01).

The abstracts and the slides of the talks will be placed here.


Seminar speaker


18.10.16 Katharina Franke Presentation Guidelines and Selection of Topics
25.10.16  all Discussion of topics

Larissa Melischek

Molecular Rectifiers

Timo Kubsch

Conductance of a Molecular Junction
08.11.16 Norman Blümel Single Molecule Transistor
Sergey Trishin Kondo effect in single-molecule transistor
15.11.16 NO seminar  
22.11.16 Marlon Rück Quantum interference in transport through molecules
Qiao Mengxiong Energy transfer in molecular dimers
29.11.16 Sebastien Hadjadj Single molecule magnets
Rinat Khanbekov Spin-phonon coupling
06.12.16 Xinwei Zheng All-optical processing with molecular switches
  Kelvin Yao Covalently bonded single molecule junctions with stable and reversible photoswitched conductivity
03.01.17 Jannik Steinborn Molecular Elevator
Karl Frischmuth Molecular self-assembly
10.01.17 Rika Simon Unidirectional molecular motor on a Au surface
Kevin S. Decker Controlled clockwise and anticlockwise roational switching of a molecular motor
17.01.17 Muhammad Khurram Riaz Molecule cascades
Shafan Tanjir Single molecule diodes with high rectification ratios through environment
24.01.17 Qiao Mengxiong Visualizing coherent intermolecular dipole–dipole
coupling in real space
07.02.17 NO seminar