Molecular Materials: Electronic Properties

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Description / Outline

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).