Objectives of the group are:
- The investigation of functional molecules as core components of hybrid molecular-semiconductor and molecular-metal devices. So fat we have tested molecules in the classes of polyoxometalates, phthalocyanines, cyclodextrines and carbon nanotubes.
- The fabrication of hybrid devices on semiconducting and/or metal surfaces as a test bed for molecular layers, while they can be directly exploited for fast switching, diode and memory applications as well as for chemical sensors or bio-sensors.
- The development of consistent evaluation methods based on the electronic transport properties at the nanolevel for the characterization of molecular few layered systems.