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Christopher Gorman

Nano Research Area

  • Nano-Characterization
  • Nano-Electronics
  • Nano-Materials & Engineering

Research Summary

The Gorman group research interests include:

  • Exploring the electronic properties of nanometer-scale patterned, self-assembled monolayers.
  • Studying the electronic properties of macromolecules. How do structures like dendrimers affect the rate and driving force of electron transfer reactions?

Our current research activities in the group can be broadly divided into four main areas:

  • Synthesis of new redox-active core dendrimers and study of the relationship between molecular conformation and electron transfer
  • Nanopatterning self-assembled monolayers and study of how molecular interactions drive their electronic properties
  • Synthesis of new conducting polymer architectures and their use in all organic circuits
  • Synthesis and characterization of electronic junctions that bridge the molecular and lithographic length scales

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