Light-operated rotaxanes on graphene
Date of Issue2012
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Rotaxanes as one species of mechanically interlocked molecular architecture are of a lot of concern today. Moreover, monolayer graphene which has remarkable electronic, optical and mechanical properties also attracts large amount of research interest. This research aims to combine the rotaxanes which are the macrocycle interlocked dumbbell shaped onto the monolayer graphene with a structure of two-dimesional hexagonal carbon lattice, and create an optical-controlled molecular machine. The new properties are tested and further applied into the areas such as molecular switches, molecular logic gates and molecular memories. [2nd Award]
Student Research Poster
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