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Lecture Fabien Silly


14 May 2007 FWN-Building 5113.0201, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen
Speaker:Dr. Fabien Silly
Affiliation:Department of Materials, University of Oxford, UK
Title:STM investigation of the formation of supported nanostructures
Date:Mon May 14, 2007
Location:FWN-Building 5113.0201
Host:P. Rudolf
Telephone:+31 50 363 4736


Nanotechnology and nanoengineering rely on the construction of ever smaller functional systems with nanometre dimensions. An intense research effort is focused on the autonomous ordering and assembly of metal atoms and molecules on atomically well-defined surfaces. We are exploring two promising routes towards the formation of well defined nanostructures. One of these routes involves taking advantage of nanostructured substrates to define the shape of supported nanocrystals and to control molecular ordering. The second route that we are exploring consists of the exploitation of inter molecular interactions by mixing different molecular species to form extended supramolecular networks. We show that for both of these methods, temperature can have a drastic effect on nanostructure formation.
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