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Non-covalent functionalization of graphene devices using self-assembled molecules

We aim to functionalize graphene devices by creating a molecule-graphene interface using self-assembly of small molecules out of solution.  In collaboration with the chemistry group of Ben Feringa within the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, we decide on a self-assembly theme and study the self-assembly using scanning tunneling microscopy at the solid-liquid interface at room temperature. Within the Physics of Nanodevices group we have developed  a simple and reliable process to fabricate large area graphene field-effect transistors (1 mm2) to further investigate how the self-assembled molecules influence the electronic properties of the graphene.

Students looking for a master project are welcome to join. We offer training at the boundary between organic chemistry and device physics. If you are interested please contact Eek Huisman.

Last modified:09 July 2015 10.59 a.m.