Monday, January 6, 2014

Physics Colloquium - Friday, January 10, 2014, 4:30, PSB 161

STM insights on single-molecule dynamics and kinetics


Lehrstuhl für Phyiskalische Chemie I, NC 5/72
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
44801 Bochum

Scanning tunneling microscopes (STMs) open the fascinating possibility to investigate the specific properties of material on the nanoscale. The physics of nanostructures and the chemistry of single molecules is accessible. We employ this technique in order to understand the properties of nanostructures and their influence on the diffusion and reaction of molecules. For this aim, we investigate similar processes on both metallic surfaces and NaCl islands. In this presentation, I will discuss the thermal diffusion of small molecules, CO and water, and the electron induced isomerisation of a bistable dye molecule with respect to its usability as a molecular switch.

Contact:  Pat Korosec 3-1543

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