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Professor George Nazin's group is developing novel scanning probe techniques for atomic-resolution spectroscopic studies of physics and chemistry in molecular and nanoscale materials.
The Nazin group will investigate the connection between the chemical structure and properties of nanoscale materials and devices. We are particularly interested in real-space experimental approaches that provide spectroscopic information on the atomic and molecular scales. At the initial stage of this work we will construct a state-of-the-art Ultra-High Vacuum Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM), an instrument that will allow direct imaging and spectroscopic measurements of individual atoms and molecules, as well as construction of artificial nanostructures in-situ.
The powerful combination of atomic-scale imaging, spectroscopy and manipulation afforded by the new STM will allow us to gain unique insights into the relationship between the chemical structure and properties of novel nanoscale materials. Further, by combining STM experiments with characterization of devices made using such nanomaterials, we will be able to evaluate how the spectroscopic properties determined using STM methods relate to the device behavior, which is essential for laying out the groundwork required for a rational design of future nanoscale devices.