Nanoelectronics

Theory Project: Bond order of graphene-based nanostructures

In this project we will develop and apply theoretical approaches to determine the bond order of graphene-based nanostructures. Starting from small and planar organic molecules, we will develop a simple combinatorial algorithm to find all possible Kékule structures for a given arrangement of carbons. This is important for the interpretation of recent experiments performed with scanning tunneling microscopy on graphene-based nanostructures synthesized on metallic surfaces.

Supervisors: Pedro Brandimarte.

Status: Closed.