Our research interests span the entire field of single molecule electronics and spintronics, ranging from the study of fundamental charge transport in archetypal molecular wires (bipyridyls, oligo-ynes, alkanedithiols, etc) to thermal and environmental effects in molecular junctions. We are also studying the electrochemical gating of molecular wires containing a redox active transition metal (Pt, Ru, Cr, etc.) both in aqueous and non-aqueous media, and charge transport through oligo-porphyrines and peptides.
We use a variety of techniques to characterise metal¦molecule¦metal junctions.
Molecular wires employed in our experiments are synthesised here in Liverpool and in other facilities in the world through collaborations.
We study electrochemistry applied to molecular electronics and for the development of technologies such as energy storage and conversion.
Our paper on resonant transport in single molecule electrical junctions is now online.
Read it here on Phys. Rev. B
Our paper on the synthesis and single-molecule conductance of bimetallic complexes is now online.
Read it here on Inorg. Chem.
Our paper on the electrochemical characterisation of graphite felts is now online.
Read it here on J. Electroanal. Chem.
Our paper on the electrochemical deposition of Cobalt substrates is now online.
Read it here on Langmuir