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Thursday, 10 November 2011
(at 13:00 in room 115, Hallwachsstr. 3)
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Describing local currents in molecular electron transport

Gemma Clare Solomon

Nano-Science Center and Department of Chemistry
University of Copenhagen
  Denmark  






Local descriptions are a cornerstone of theoretical chemistry, providing a window to structure/function relationships for the physical properties of molecules. As new types of physical measurements are applied to single molecules, it becomes necessary to develop new local descriptions. In this talk I will present our work using a description of local currents to map which components of a molecule participate in coherent electron transport through molecules bound between metallic electrodes. I will illustrate the characteristic features in the local transmission for a range of commonly studied molecules, the features associated with destructive quantum interference and the way in which local currents can be used to characterize the transport in complex molecular structures.

Brief Bio:

I am originally from Australia and completed my PhD in Chemistry at the University of Sydney with Jeffrey Reimers and Noel Hush. I post-doc'd with Mark Ratner at Northwestern University near Chicago before moving to Denmark in 2010. I have been at Copenhagen University in the Nano-Science Center and Department of Chemistry since July 2010 and am very much enjoying life in Europe.



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Invited by G. Cuniberti

Within the nanoSeminar

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