We are based in the Nano-Science Center and Department of Chemistry and use theoretical methods to study the electrical and thermal transport through molecules bound in conducting junctions.
Our goal is to develop chemical intuition for the novel types of physical properties (current, thermoelectric response, IETS) that can be observed in novel non-equillibrium environments.
“Evidence for Quantum Interference in SAMs of Arylethynylene Thiolates in Tunneling Junctions with Eutectic Ga-In (EGaIn) Top-Contacts” D. Fracasso, H. Valkenier, J. C. Hummelen, G. C. Solomon and R. C. Chiechi, J. Am. Chem. Soc. , 2011 , 133, 9556-9563
“Exploring local currents in molecular junctions” G. C. Solomon, C. Herrmann, T. Hansen, V. Mujica and M. A. Ratner Nature Chemistry , 2010 , 2, 223-228
“When Things Are Not as They Seem: Quantum Interference Turns Molecular Electron Transfer “Rules” Upside Down” G. C. Solomon, D. Q. Andrews, R. P. Van Duyne and M. A. Ratner J. Am. Chem. Soc. , 2008 , 130(25), 7788-7789