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The Richter Group is interested in the properties of self-assembly bio- and organic monolayers and materials. In particular we are exploring the electrical properties of self assembly systems that carry redox centers. These systems exhibit unusual electrical behavior that might be useful for future technologies. Specifically, the research is focused on the following issues:

  • Molecular-based devices and circuits: Utilizing the self-assembly and the charging properties of several types of molecules, we have been investigating several types of nanoscale devices and circuits ranging from two-terminal devices to vertical circuits and transistors. Using these tools we explore the electrical and optoelectronic properties of self-assembled layers made out of various molecules such as Fullerenes, Ferrocenes and proteins.
  • Molecular-based devices and circuits: Utilizing the self-assembly and the charging properties of several types of molecules, we have been investigating several types of nanoscale devices and circuits ranging from two-terminal devices to vertical circuits and transistors. Using these tools we explore the electrical and optoelectronic properties of self-assembled layers made out of various molecules such as Fullerenes, Ferrocenes and proteins.
  • Thin bio-films: We investigate the mechanical , electrical and optical nature of novel thin bio-films. These include bio-composites, peptide-based thin films and bio-devices.
  • Electric Field induced lithography on the nanoscale: Electro- and dielectrophoresys methods are developed in order to control the adsorbtion and release of single particles on the nanoscale.
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