Über Francesca Moresco

In the basement laboratory of Max Bergmann Center for Biomaterials, organic molecules are observed at minus 268 degrees Celsius. With a low temperature scanning tunnelling microscope, Francesca Moresco and her group analyze the behavior of organic molecules on metallic and semiconductor surfaces. Her fundamental research helps to develop new model systems for applications in molecular electronics and organic solar cells. Francesca Moresco studied physics at the University of Genova in Italy. She moved to Germany in 1999 and worked at the Free University in Berlin as assistant and group leader until 2006. After an experience in the semiconductor industry, she joined the TU-Dresden at the end of 2009. The Italian physicist is the Co-Leader of the Organic/Polymer Path of the cluster of excellence “Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden“ (cfAED). Her research activities are focused on the controlled manipulation of single molecules for applications in molecular electronics. Moreover, the Moresco’s group has a long experience in investigating mechanical properties of molecules on surfaces and in the development of nanomachines.

Relevant selected publications:

F. Moresco, G. Meyer, K.-H. Rieder, H. Tang, A. Gourdon, C. Joachim, Conformational changes of single molecules induced by STM manipulation: a route to molecular switching, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 672-675 (2001).

F. Moresco, Manipulation of large molecules by low temperature STM: Model systems for molecular electronics, Phys. Reports 399, 175-225 (2004).

L. Gross, K.-H. Rieder , F. Moresco, S. Stojkovic, A. Gourdon, C. Joachim, Trapping and Moving Metal Atoms with a 6-legs Molecule, Nature Materials 4, 892-895 (2005).

M. Alemani, M.V. Peters, S. Hecht, K.-H. Rieder, F. Moresco, L. Grill, Electric Field-Induced Isomerization of Azobenzene by STM, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 128, 14446-14447 (2006).

F. Chiaravalloti, L. Gross, K.-H. Rieder, S. Stojkovic, A. Gourdon, C. Joachim, F. Moresco, A rack-and-pinion device at the molecular scale, Nature Materials 6, 30-33 (2007).

L. Grill, K.-H. Rieder, F. Moresco, G. Rapenne, S. Stojkovic, X. Bouju, C. Joachim, Rolling a single molecular wheel at the atomic scale, Nature Nanotechnology 2, 95-98 (2007).

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