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EPSRC Reference: GR/S90423/01
Title: Taking Steps Towards Molectronics : A Venture Encompassing Nanotechnology and Sythetic Methodology (NANOSYN)
Principal Investigator: Bryce, Professor M
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Complutense University of Madrid Universitat Basel University of Bern
Department: Chemistry
Organisation: Durham, University of
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 February 2004 Ends: 30 April 2007 Value (£): 171,374
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Chemical Synthetic Methodology Materials Synthesis & Growth
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Manufacturing Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology
Chemicals Aerospace, Defence and Marine
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A major goal in nanoscience is the fundamental understanding of electron transport in nanometer sized objects and to discover novel phenomena, since the nanoscale is not just another step in the process of miniaturisation, but a new scale where electronic behaviour is dominated by quantum mechanics and materia confinement in small structures. Architectural design and preparation of molecular (nano-) systems are major challenges within supramolecular chemistry, which is, broadly speaking, the chemistry of multi-component molecular assemblies. As a consequence of the intense interest in this field, it is timely to develop new syntheses of nano-sized molecular systems with specific functionalities (e.g. pi-conjugated nanowires, dendrimers, rotaxanes etc.). The synthetic aspects will be carried out in conjunction with partner groups at the Universities of Odense, Madrid and Berne. Detailed physical properties will be investigated by collaborators at the Universities of Rennes and Notre Dame, and device physics on the nanoscale will be developed in the partner group at the University of Basel. The research will thereby develop and sustain strong links between expertise for chemical synthetic methodology, physics and nanotechnology.
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