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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.

The seminar will take place on Mondays 10-12 in room (1.1.16).

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