Successful Sinergia Application
PD Dr. Shi-Xia Liu from the Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Bern together with her colleagues Prof. Thomas Feurer (Laser Physics, University of Bern), Prof. Ernst Meyer (Nanophysics, University of Basel) and Prof. Ursula Röthlisberger (Computational Chemistry, EPFL) will receive 3 million CHF for their new SNSF Sinergia project "Exploring New Building Blocks for Molecular Electronics: Charged and Excited States of Molecules on Surfaces".
A Sinergia project fosters interdisciplinary collaboration that leads to breakthrough research results. In this specific case, laser physics (time domain) is combined with nanoscale imaging (space domain) of molecular systems synthesized by the Liu team, all supported by theory. In particular, the control of the charge state of molecular arrays by local fields is of interest for the realization of quantum dots and their lattice arrangements, with wide-ranging applications from molecular electronics to quantum computing.
We wish the consortium every success in its research.