Location Curtin University of Technology, Chemistry-Nanotechnology
App. deadline Applications accepted year round/until filled
  • Scholarship available
Eligibility Open to international applicants

Single-molecule electronics

Over the last two decades, electronic components have been getting progressively smaller. The trend is forecasted to continue, which means circuit elements will soon need to be made at the scale of atoms and molecules. This research combines chemistry and electronics for the aim of developing tiny circuits from single molecules such as diodes and transistors. In this project, nanotechnology approaches including scanning probe microscopy will be utilized to image and manipulate materials at the scale of single molecules.

More about this research can be found in our recent articles: Electrostatic catalysis of a Diels–Alder reaction, Nature, vol. 531, pp.88–91. 2016, Single-Molecule Electrical Contacts on Silicon Electrodes under Ambient Conditions, Nature Communications, DOI: doi: 10.1038/ncomms15056 (2017) and Multi-Responsive Photo- and Chemo-Electrical Single-Molecule Switches, Nano Letters, vol.14,pp. 7064–7070, 2014.

The successful candidate should have a sound knowledge in Atomic Force Microscopy and Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy. The successful applicant will be based in the Department of Chemistry (Curtin University). The base salary is $26000 (AUD) (tax-free) applies.

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