DURIP: Surface-Templated Assembly and Conductivity Study of Molecule-Based Electronic Nanostructures
Final rept. 1 May 2002-30 Apr 2003
FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE DEPT OFPHYSICS
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We built dip-pen nanolithography DPN-based molecular patterning system comprised of a commercial atomic force microscope AFM and environmental control systems. The equipment has been utilized for two major projects 1. integration of the DPN process with conventional microfabrication processes and 2. study of electron transport in individual molecules. Even in short one year period, we were able to achieve several major research results which can have a significant impact on nanoscale sciences and technology. These include 1. surface-templated assembly of carbon nanotubes, 2. dip-pen nanolithography on inert surfaces, and 3. conductivity study of DNA and other organic molecules. These results have been published or will appear in various prestigious journals such as Nature and Physical Review Letters.
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy