Molecule identification

Atomic manipulation identification

We employ atomic resolution to identify molecules in the search for novel natural products [1,2] and to verify synthesized molecules [3,4].

Importantly, molecular mixtures can be studied molecule-by-molecule as demonstrated for asphaltenes [5], one of the most complex molecular mixtures that exist in nature.


References

[1] L. Gross, F. Mohn, N. Moll, G. Meyer, R. Ebel, W. M. Abdel-Mageed, M. Jaspars, Nat. Chem. 2, 821 (2010).

[2] K. O. Hanssen, et al., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 51, 12238 (2012).

[3] B. Schuler, S. Collazos, L. Gross, G. Meyer, D. Pérez, E. Guitián, D. Peña, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 126, 9150 (2014).

[4] Z. Majzik, A. B. Cuenca, N. Pavliček, N. Miralles, G. Meyer, L. Gross, E. Fernández, ACS Nano, 10, 5340 (2016).

[5] B. Schuler, G. Meyer, D. Peña, O. C. Mullins, L. Gross, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 137, 9870 (2015).

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Leo Gross

Leo Gross

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Zsolt Majzik

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This work received partial support from RFI, the ERC consolidator grant AMSEL and is part of the IBM Research Frontiers Institute.