Molecular Materials: Electronic Properties


Molecular materials are exciting for physics because they combine the almost infinite design space of chemistry with the complexity of materials. Questions in our group include:
- How does current flow through a single molecule?- How can we measure and understand the thermoelectricity of single molecules?- How can we understand the interaction of the two-dimensional, atomically thin carbon material graphene with molecules?
At FAU, we work on molecular materials in a joint research approach of physics, chemistry and materials science. For this purpose, we are organized, among others, in the Interdisciplinary Institute for Molecular Materials (ICMM) and in the collaborative research center  "Synthetic Carbon allotropes" (CRC 953).


SFB 953: Graphene and Organic Molecules: Transport Experiments (B08)

Wir werden Experimente durchführen, in denen wir das Zusammenspiel von Graphen und organischen Molekülen mit elektrischen Methoden messen können. Wir beabsichtigen Einzelmolekülkontakte und flächige Graphen-Molekül-Graphen-Kontakte herzustellen, deren elektrische Transporteigenschaften wir detailliert untersuchen. Als Moleküle werden Polyyn-Drähte und andere molekulare Drähte verwendet. Weiterhin sind Moleküle mit Fulleren-Endgruppen von besonderem…

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GRK 2861: Planar Carbon Lattices - Planare Kohlenstoffgitter (PCL)

RTG2861-PCL is a collaboration between Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) and Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), and is funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. Our goal is to achieve atomic-precision synthesis and exploration of new planar carbon lattices (PCLs) for next-generation quantum materials, functional precision membranes, optoelectronic and electrochemical devices, by employing advanced experimental and theoretical methods in an interdisciplinary approach bridging synthetic chemistry, condensed-matter physics, and materials science. Our dual-site TUD & FAU collaboration will establish the standard in research-based education in the field of PCL by combining our expertise in synthesis, function exploration, and theoretical description, and by exploiting the complementarity in laboratory equipment available at our institutions.

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