ERC Starting Grant

Bild: Erich Malter

Award year: 2014

Category: Scholarship / Grant

Type: ERC Starting Grant

Awarding organization: Europäischer Forschungsrat (ERC)

Modern electronic devices not only have to be increasingly powerful, they also have to be increasingly small. Molecular electronics makes it possible for incredibly small components or sensors to be made from functional molecules. Sabine Maier investigates how the configuration of molecules and the way in which they interact with one another can be controlled. She hopes to create unimaginably thin carpets of single molecules that are extremely stable and that conduct electricity.