Project Level: PhD, Honours, Masters, Winter/Summer

Scanning tunneling microscopy and atomic force microscopy can be used to manipulate and build nanoscale structures atom by atom. In this project, students will use a new low-temperature STM/AFM installed in Jacobson's laboratory to image and manipulate single atoms and molecules. Potential targets include light-emitting molecules as single-photon emitters for quantum computation or improved OLEDs and magnetic materials for data storage.

The student will gain experience with ultrahigh vacuum equipment, cryogenics, electron diffraction, and low temperature instrumentation.

Project members

Dr Peter Jacobson

Physics Tutor Coordinator
Lecturer in CMP
Physics