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Molecular Scale Electronic Transport (TELEM)

Group leader : Philippe LAFARGE
Laboratoire Matériaux et Phénomènes Quantiques
The goal of our research is to explore the fundamental properties of charge and spin quantum transport at the molecular scale in new hybrid structures composed of semiconducting or metallic contacts and single molecules or organic thin films. The device’s architecture can vary from a planar geometry (Figure 1a: Field effect transistor based on carbon nanotubes) to a vertical geometry (Figure 1b: molecular tunnel junction, diode). They are fabricated in our clean room in collaboration with the ITODYS chemistry lab. We also explore new alternative technological approaches by using carbon nanotubes and/or graphene as “electrical contacts” on the molecules towards a full-carbon electronics.