Danish-Chinese Center for Molecular Nano-Electronics was inaugurated on the 7th of September 2009 at Nano-Science Center, University of Copenhagen by the Minister of Science, Technologi and Development, Helge Sander.
Danish-Chinese Center for Molecular Nano-Electronics is a Center of Excellence established by the means of a 15 MDKK grant from the Danish National Research Foundation. The Center is founded in cooperation with the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) with the goal of stimulating and furtherance the danish-chinese research collaboration.
The common scientific goal of the work in the new center is to design and synthesize organic molecules that are programmed to self-assemble in predetermined structures with a desired electronic function. The function itself is not carried alone within the single molecules but is created when they assemble in the right order. Thermoelectric, electric, and optical properties are the focus and the academic root lies within the supramolecular and materialscientific part of nanotechnology.