Mechanically Controllable Break-Junction Instrument for Single-Molecule Conductance Spectroscopy

Name of applicant

Gemma Clare Solomon Larsen


University of Copenhagen


DKK 445,000



Type of grant

Research Infrastructure


This project will establish single-molecule conductance measurement capability in Denmark. This technique allows us to measure the current that flows through a single molecule and has been applied in molecular electronics as well as more generally as a single-molecule spectroscopy, for example in situ measurements of electrocatalytic reactions. The instrument will be the key infrastructure in a new experimental sub-group in the group of Professor Gemma C. Solomon at the Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen. The instrument will also support the efforts of a number of synthetic chemistry groups, who are currently dependent on experimental groups outside Denmark for conductance measurements, and provide us with great opportunities for developing new and existing collaborations.

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