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An Introduction to Atomic and Molecular Scale Electronics, with Jan Mol, Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow, Materials Research Institute Academic Fellow

Image: Dr Jan Mol
Dr Jan Mol

Date: 6 February 2019   Time: 15:00 - 16:00

Jan's research is focussed on understanding quantum phenomena in atomic- and molecular-scale electronic devices. Recent advances in nanofabrication now make it possible to measure the quantum properties of individual atoms and molecules. The aim of my research is to harness quantum phenomena in single atoms an molecules for real-world applications.

Integrated circuits where each functional unit is formed by only a single molecule will be the ultimate form of electronic device scaling. I measure charge transport through individual molecules in reproducible graphene-molecule-graphene transistors that operate up to room temperature.

Dopant atoms in semiconductors form a natural confinement potential for electrons or holes. I study the quantum mechanical properties of individual donor and acceptor atoms embedded in state-of-the-art nanoscale silicon transistors. This research focuses on the manipulation and read-out of spin- and charge-states of single dopant atoms.

Location:  PP1 People's Palace, Mile End Campus, Queen Mary University of London