Transfer of chirality
Feb/17 Paper published in Nature Chemistry including News&Views. »more info

Towards chemical recognition of molecules
Aug/16 Paper published in ACS Nano. »more info

Odehnal award
June/16 O. Stetsovych received Odehnal award »more info

Praemium Academiae
June/16 P. Jelinek received CAS award »more info

Imaging electrostatic field
May/16 paper in Nature Comm. »more info

O. Wichterle prize
May/16 P. Hapala received O. Wichterle prize for outstanding young scientists at the AS CR. »more info

On-surface chemical synthesis
Apr/16 paper in JACS »more info

Structural and Electronic Properties of Nitrogen-Doped Graphene
Mar/16 Paper in Phys. Rev. Lett. »more info

Role of the electrostatic force in AFM images
Mar/16 Paper in Phys. Rev. Lett »more info

Charge transport between two molecules
Sep/15 Paper in Phys. Rev. Lett »more info

The best poster ECOSS-31
Sep/15 Our work has been selected as the best poster in the ECOSS-31 conference. »more info

Paper in ACS Nano
Aug/15 Novel way of B,N-co doping of graphene demonstrated. »more info

paper in PRL and Physics
Aug/15 Our work has been published in Phys. Rev. Lett highlighted as Synopsis in Physics. »more info

Paper in Nature Comm.
Jul/15 High-resolution AFM images reported at room temperature. »more info

Paper in Nano Letters
Jun/15 The current and the force used for controlled atomic switching of silicon tetramer. »more info

O. Wichterle prize
May/15 M. Ondracek received O. Wichterle prize for outstanding young scientists at the AS CR. »more info

Charge transport between two molecules

We studied the forces between two single molecules brought into contact, and their connection with charge
transport through the molecular junction using non contact AFM, STM, and DFT
simulations. A carbon monoxide molecule approached to an acetylene molecule (C2H2) feels initially
weak attractive electrostatic forces, partly arising from charge reorganization in the presence of
molecular dipoles. We fou nd that the molecular contact is chemically passive, and protects the electron
tunneling barrier from collapsing, even in the limit of repulsive forces. However, we found a subtle
conductance and force variations at di fferent contacting sites along the C2H2 molecule attributed
to a weak overlap of their respective frontier orbitals.


M. Corso, M. Ondracek, Ch. Lotze, P. Hapala, K. J. Franke, P. Jelinek, J. I. Pascual
Charge Redistribution and Transport in Molecular Contacts
Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 136101(1) - 136101(5) (2015).