The MonakhovLab performs cutting-edge research in the fields of "Molecular Electronics", "Neuromorphic Computing" and "Sensor Materials". It is focused on the development and nanoscale imaging of conceptually new coordination compounds, metal-based nanomaterials and (non-)covalent frameworks with redox- and magnetic-specific properties with regard to their use in technologically oriented charge-/spin-transport and optical mechanisms on solid substrate surfaces. The research program includes the inorganic and organic synthesis and the chemical-physical characterization of functional single molecules and their molecular networks. The nanostructuring of (semi-)conducting surfaces by chemical and physical means and the electrical contacting of individual, molecular nanosized building blocks are among the topics of Lab's multidisciplinary studies.


Contact Address:
Leibniz Institute of Surface Engineering (IOM), Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany
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Available techniques

X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, atomic force and scanning tunnelling microscopy, soft-landing electrospray ion beam deposition, transmission electron microscopy


J. Phys. Chem. C 2017, 121, 10419–10429 ;
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 16635–16640;
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 2972–2975;
J. Mater. Chem. A 2018, 6, 17849–17853;
Nanoscale 2019, 11, 4267–4277;
Chem. Sci. 2019, 10, 4364–4376.