Master Thesis Defense by Titoo Jain – Niels Bohr Institute - University of Copenhagen

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Master Thesis Defense by Titoo Jain

The work to be described in this oral defense serves as a precursor for my final PhD thesis to be submitted in 2012. Furthermore, it will fulfill the requirements for the title Master of Science in nanoscience at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The research is focused on developing novel ways to fabricate single-molecule junctions (nanogaps). This is done by employing synthesis of single-crystalline one-dimensional gold nanorods that can potentially act as next generation electrodes. The experimental labor has mainly been carried out at the Nano-Science Center & Department of Chemistry at the University of Copenhagen in the period Sep. 2008 - Aug. 2010. Results from my 6 month stay at IBM Research Laboratory in Zürich, Switzerland, together with data acquired by collaborating with colleagues at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, will also be briefly described.