School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Xinzhao Xu


PhD student



Project title: Controlled Assembly of Carbon Nanoelectrodes for Solution Processable Single-Molecule Devices

Summary: Single-molecule electronics can overcome technological limitations of current silicon-based electronic devices, and fulfil complementary technological roles. However, strategies employed to date for the fabrication of molecular devices suffer from various limitations. In this project, based on our previous research, we will fabricate different CNT junctions in solution using end to end linkage of SWCNTs and different linkers. Subsequently, DEP strategy will be employed to fabricate molecular devices, whose electrical properties will be tested. This novel, facile and green strategy is generally applicable for the sustainable fabrication of solution processable CNT-based nanodevices.