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Chiral Assembly of Chromophores at Nanoscale

Location

Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Science and Engineering Division

RO# Location
50.64.21.B8211 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Zheng, Ming ming.zheng@nist.gov 301.975.8995

Description

This project studies chiral assembly of chromophores at nanoscale by using chirality-defined single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) as templates. New findings at NIST have established a general strategy to assemble a wide variety of dye molecules on to nanotube surfaces. The atomic lattice of a SWCNT is expected to exert strong orienting force on the adsorbed dye molecules, thus making it possible to control the overall chirality of the coating chromophores. This project will investigate design rules governing chirally-defined molecular assembly, and explore new functions arising from interactions of the new chiral materials with polarized light.

 

Keywords:
Chiral assembly; Carbon nanotubes; Chromophore; Physio-sorption;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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