LMA

Molecular Science on surfaces

  Molecular Science on surfaces

 

In this research area, we study in two lines:
  • Supramol: The goal of this research line is to investigate the assembly of organic and metal-organic networks on surfaces mediated by coordination and non-covalent interactions. A deep understanding of the growth-controlling mechanisms can be used to develop new fashions in bottom-up technology. In collaboration with organic chemistry groups at the University of Zaragoza, we will explore several strategies of supramolecular chemistry, known to be effective in solution, on inorganic surfaces.
  • Chromomol: The goal is to manipulate the chemical properties of organic chromophores on inorganic surfaces using electrons and photons. We investigate molecular components, active in solution, and explore their optical and electron excitation at the nanometer scale depending on the introduced environment by using Plus-AFM and STM at low temperatures. Beyond the basic understanding of the reaction mechanisms, a targeted implementation of those compounds into a purposive host matrix will open the way toward new functionalized materials.