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Atomically Engineered Electronic Two-Dimensional Organic Nanostructures
thesisposted on 2021-04-27, 07:23 authored by DHANEESH KUMAR GOPALAKRISHNAN
Present-day electronics—which form the bedrock of our modern technological advances—are quickly nearing fundamental limits of size and speed. Owing to their self-assembly capability, organic molecules can be engineered to form precise 2D (one-atom-thick) materials with novel quantum properties that can overcome those limits. This relies on the fundamental understanding of the physics and chemistry at the nanoscale, which is currently lacking. In this thesis, I further this understanding by studying the electronic properties of different 2D organic structures at the nanoscale. This work paves the way for the technological implementation of atomically engineered 2D organic materials with tailored properties for next-generation electronics.