Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-12-2008

Abstract

Molecular engineering of low-dimensional materials exploiting controlled self-assembly and positioning of individual atoms or molecules at surfaces opens up new pathways to control matter at the nanoscale. Our research thus focuses on the study of functional molecules and supramolecular architectures on metal substrates. As principal experimental tools we employ low-temperature scanning tunnelling microscopy and spectroscopy. Here we review recent studies in our lab at UBC: Controlled manipulation of single CO molecules, self-assembled biomolecular nanogratings on Ag(111) and their use for electron confinement, as well as the organisation, conformation, metalation and electronic structure of adsorbed porphyrins.

Publication Title

International Journal of Nanotechnology

Volume

5

Issue

9

First Page

1171

Last Page

1193

Required Publisher's Statement

Copyright 2008. Inderscience Publishers

DOI: 10.1504/IJNT.2008.019836

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