Atomic and Molecular Manipulation of Chemical Interactions
Final rept. 13 Mar 2004-31 Dec 2006
CALIFORNIA UNIV IRVINE
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To understand chemistry is to be able to control it. The fulfillment of this long sought after goal ultimately hinges on a detailed knowledge at the atomic and molecular level. Control of chemistry not only provides insights into known materials and phenomena but also leads to chemicals with novel compositions, structures, and functions. The primary objective of this project is to use a homemade, variable low temperature scanning tunneling microscope STM to carry out atomic and molecular manipulation of chemical interactions for the discovery of novel nanostructures and properties. In effect, the goal is to carry out chemical changes by manipulating individual atoms and molecules to induce different bonding geometry and to create new interactions with their environment. These studies provide the scientific basis for the advancement of technology in catalysis, molecular electronics, optics, chemical and biological sensing, and magnetic storage.
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Electricity and Magnetism