Our group is investigating the new electronic properties that emerge when organic molecules are interacting among themselves or interacting with an inorganic substrate. The work combines research into the basic principles that are the origin for these properties and applications that result from them.
We established that the organization of self-assembled monolayers on a semiconductor substrate induces charge transfer, which is not the property of the single adsorbed molecule but is a result of a cooperative effect due to the monolayer formation. This charge transfer process affects the electronic properties of the substrate and may induce variations in conductivity, magnetic properties, or superconductive properties.
Based on these studies we produce hybrid electronic devices and investigate their properties that can be useful for various applications, such as chemical, light and bio-sensors, chemical patterning, and spin filtering in spintronic devices.