About our research

Chemistry and physics on the single molecule level
Ultimately, chemistry deals with the interactions between atoms, between molecules and molecular transformations. As such, it is logical to study chemistry at the single molecule level. The Swartlab employs scanning tunneling microscopy and atomic force microscopy to study the geometric and electronic structure of molecules and nanostructures with sub-molecular (often atomic) resolution. These tools are also used to perform chemical synthesis on the single molecule level, providing unique access to systems that are unstable in solution. Combined, this makes these tools ideally suited to investigate chemistry at its fundamental limit.

A list of current research topics can be found below. These pages show some recent results.

Current research topics

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