Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Modulating quantum structure of 1D materials by covalent surface chemistry
Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Science and Engineering Division
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One-dimensional molecules such as single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) offer a unique opportunity to create via covalent surface chemistry new quantum states such as single-photon emitting state (Kartik and Zheng, 2017), and high-temperature organic superconducting state (Little, 1964). Recent progress in controlled modification of SWCNTs using ordered DNA wrapping ( Zheng et al, 2019) provides a facile route to explore such chemistry. This research opportunity aims at applying photo- and redox-chemistry of DNA to obtain programmable covalent surface modification of SWCNTs. The reaction products will be characterized by optical spectroscopy techniques (absorption, fluorescence, resonance Raman, circular dichroism etc.).
K Srinivasan and M Zheng, Nature Photonics 11, 535, 2017
W.A. Little Physical Review, 134, A1416, 1964
Y Zheng et al. ACS Nano, 13, 8222, 2019
quantum structure, carbon nanotubes, 1D quantum materials, surface chemistry, superconductors, single photon emitters
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