We approach the problem of interfacing nanoscopic molecules with macroscopic electrodes by using nanoscale
intermediates. Our multiple-scale architecture, based on two-dimensional arrays of nanoparticles and metallic
nanowires, provides reliable and robust access to electrical, optical and mechanical properties of molecular systems.We will initially explore our device platforms for benchmark molecules to obtain fundamental knowledge on hard-soft
interfacing. Next, we interface spin transition systems to obtain dramatic changes of device properties under external
stimuli (temperature, stress, electric fields), addressing the fascinating challenge to contact a molecule without losing
its functionality. Our results will enable us to select molecular candidates for future sensor applications in functional
arrays. Specifically, we will explore a hydrogen gas sensing device, fully based on functional nano-objects
(nanoparticles and functional molecules).
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