Structure-conductance relationship in redox active molecules
Topic: Electron transfer in molecules and molecular assemblies.
Keywords: electron transfer, electron transport, conductance, adsorption
Aim of this work is to study electron transfer in molecules that allow for different conformational changes during this process. Such molecules represent suitable candidates for the formation of ON/OFF switches in molecular electronics. DC and AC electrochemical methods, high scan-rate voltammetry, impedance technique and in-situ spectroelectrochemistry (UV-Vis-NIR a FTIR) will be used. Electrochemical methods will be complemented by physico-chemical techniques available in the J Heyrovsky Institute or in partner institutions (in-situ EPR, STM and conducting CS-AFM).