A height AFM (atomic force microscope) image of the Rowland institue motto,
Imaginative Experimental Science scribed using an AFM tip on a plastic surface. The scan size is
20 by 20 micrometers. The same AFM tip is used for scribing and imaging.
Nanoelectronics and Nanosensor Group
The electrical conductance of many nanoscale materials is strongly affected by a local
electrostatic and electrochemical environment. This unique property can be utilized to build a nanosensor whose
spatial resolution is comparable to the size of the sensor itself. The objective of our research is to investigate the
electron transport properties of various nanoscale materials, including carbon nanotubes, semiconducting
nanowires and single molecules, and to develop nanoscale sensors based on them.