Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Liljeroth, Peter
Organisation Aalto University
Project title Single molecule reconstruction with atomic force microscopy
Decision No. 311012
Decision date 20.06.2017
Funding,period 01.09.2017 - 31.08.2021
Funding 444 443
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Project description
Scanning probe microscopies can be used to study the structure of individual molecules. However, this has been limited to molecules with a flat structure and no methods exist to extract the structure of unknown, individual, three-dimensional molecules. We will develop such methods based atomic force microscopy (AFM). We will use single-molecule recontruction techniques to allow detailed structural information of complicated three-dimensional molecules to be obtained. This would be a major scientific breakthrough and of extreme interest to a wide community of structural chemists, life scienctist and the applied research community.