Stuff We Do

The use of molecular components in optoelectronic devices is now a reality. Our purpose is to use the vast chemical space offered by synthetic chemistry to impart novel functionalities to molecular devices, exploiting quantum phenomena unique to the nanoscale world. Our activities include the synthesis of molecular wires, their integration in optoelectronic devices, and the development of instrumentation and methods for the determination of their properties.

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News

04/06/2020
Manuscript Online

The paper "Determining plasmonic hot-carrier energy distributions via single-molecule transport measurements" has been accepted for publication and is now online. Please read the article on Science here, and the press release here.

16/04/2020
Manuscript Online

The paper "A Chemically Soldered Polyoxometalate Single-Molecule Transistor" has been accepted for publication and is now online. Please read it on Angewandte Chemie International Edition here, and discover the story behind it here.

22/10/2019
Manuscript Online

The paper "In Situ Formation of H-Bonding Imidazole Chains in Break-Junction Experiments" has been accepted for publication and is now online. Please read it on Nanoscale here.

22/10/2019
Cover Art

Our latest Angewandte Chemie paper has been featured on the inside back cover!

18/10/2019
Position Available

We're hiring! A PhD position is now available in the group, to work on electroluminescent phenomena of single-molecule junctions. Link

07/10/2019
Manuscript Online

The paper "Synthetic Control of Quantum Interference by Regulating Charge on a Single Atom in Heteroaromatic Molecular Junctions" has been accepted for publication and is now online. Please read it on the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters here.

27/09/2019
ChemistryViews Highlight

The paper "Hemilabile ligands as mechanosensitive electrode contacts for molecular electronics" has been highlighted on ChemistryViews, the magazine of ChemPubSoc Europe.

01/08/2019
Manuscript Online

The paper "Hemilabile ligands as mechanosensitive electrode contacts for molecular electronics" has been accepted for publication and is now online. Please read it on Angewandte Chemie International Edition here, and discover the story behind it here.

16/07/2019
URF 2019

Andrea has been awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship, to study the Single-Entity Electronics and Photonics of Chemically Wired Nanocrystals, at the University of Liverpool starting October 2019.
43 new fellows were appointed in 2019, at 24 universities across the UK and Ireland.

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