Moving electrons purposefully through single molecules and nanostructures: A tribute to the science of professor nongjian tao (1963− 2020)

Erica S. Forzani, Huixin He, Joshua Hihath, Stuart Lindsay, Reginald M. Penner, Shaopeng Wang, Bingqian Xu

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Abstract

Electrochemistry intersected nanoscience 25 years ago when it became possible to control the flow of electrons through single molecules and nanostructures. Many surprises and a wealth of understanding were generated by these experiments. Professor Nongjian Tao was among the pioneering scientists who created the methods and technologies for advancing this new frontier. Achieving a deeper understanding of charge transport in molecules and low-dimensional materials was the first priority of his experiments, but he also succeeded in discovering applications in chemical sensing and biosensing for these novel nanoscopic systems. In parallel with this work, the investigation of a range of phenomena using novel optical microscopic methods was a passion of his and his students. This article is a review and an appreciation of some of his many contributions with a view to the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12291-12312
Number of pages22
JournalACS nano
Volume14
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 27 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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