We synthesise molecular wires and measure their electrical properties, using state-of-art SPM techniques

current research

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.

STM and AFM

We use a variety of techniques to characterise metalĀ¦moleculeĀ¦metal junctions.


Organic Synthesis

Molecular wires employed in our experiments are synthesised here in Liverpool and in other facilities in the world through collaborations.

Electrochemistry

We study electrochemistry applied to molecular electronics and for the development of technologies such as energy storage and conversion.


NEWS

26/05/15 - Paper Online

Our paper on resonant transport in single molecule electrical junctions is now online.
Read it here on Phys. Rev. B

14/05/15 - Paper Online

Our paper on the synthesis and single-molecule conductance of bimetallic complexes is now online.
Read it here on Inorg. Chem.

25/03/15 - Paper Online

Our paper on the electrochemical characterisation of graphite felts is now online.
Read it here on J. Electroanal. Chem.

04/11/14 - Paper Online

Our paper on the electrochemical deposition of Cobalt substrates is now online.
Read it here on Langmuir

01/11/14 - New Group Member

We welcome Mr. Nicolo' Ferri as new PhD student in the group.