PhD Theses

Congratulations to Dr. Francesc Bejarano, new ICMAB graduate!

Congratulations to Dr. Francesc Bejarano from the the NANOMOL group for successfully defending hid PhD Thesis on molecular conductors and switches for electronics at ICMAB! Francesc defended his PhD Thesis, supervised by Prof. Concepció Rovira and Dr. Núria Crivillers, on Friday, 26 October 2018.

31 October 2018

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Molecular conductors and switches for electronics: in solution and on surface studies

Date: Friday, 26 October 2018
Time: 11 am
Venue: Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles, ICMAB

Abstract: This thesis deals with the preparation, characterization and study of new electro-active molecules with appealing properties for Molecular Electronics. On the one hand, the study of molecular conductors has been accomplished by two strategies: in solution, employing mixed-valence compounds based on polyyne molecular wires, and on surface, by the formation of molecular junctions based on the perchlorotriphenylmethyl radical and the carbon triple bond as anchoring group. On the other hand, two new molecular switches, a stilbenoid system (photochromic) and a PTM radical (redox-active) have been studied forming a molecular monolayer on conductive substrates (Au for the former, Si for the latter), showing promising features as conductance and capacitance switches respectively.


  • Prof. Concepció Rovira Angulo, ICMAB
  • Dr. Núria Crivillers Clusella, ICMAB

PhD Committee:

  • President: Prof. Pablo Ballester Balagué, ICIQ
  • Secretary: Dr. Claudia Delgado Simao, EURECAT
  • Vocal: Dr. Imma Ratera Bastardas, ICMAB
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