Welcome to the Molecular Electronics Group in Karlsruhe

Molecular Electronics Theory

Research Topics

YIG "Theoretical Aspects of Molecular Electronics"



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What is the goal of our Molecular Electronics Group?

With the recent advances in nanofabrication techniques it has become possible to manipulate and explore the electronic transport through individual atoms and molecules. This fact has posed an exciting theoretical challenge, namely the understanding of the conduction mechanisms at the molecular scale. In this sense, the goal of our group is the theoretical analysis of the transport properties of molecular-scale circuits. For this purpose, we use a variety of theoretical techniques that allow us to explore many of the crucial aspects of this fascinating new field. For more details, see the links on the on the left.

The shrinkage of electronic components. The lenght scale reached by technology has dropped steadily from the millimitre scale of the early 1950s to the present-day atomic scale. We investigate electronic devices formed by single atoms and molecules, i.e. the smallest imaginable circuits.