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The central theme of our research efforts is to measure and control single molecules at interfaces and evaluate their potential in nanoscale devices. The nanoscale arrangements of biomolecules, such as proteins and DNA, underlie a wide spectrum of biological functions. Yet our ability to measure and control biomolecules at the nanoscale and single molecule level remains very limited. We are using and developing sophisticated nanoscience tools, especially scanning probe microscopy to position and measure single molecules with nanometer resolution, dynamically activate the functions of individual biomolecules on surfaces, and develop artificial analogs of biological motors. The greatly improved understanding and control of biomolecules at the nanoscale have implications in unraveling key biological functions, creating artificial functional bimolecular structures, and developing ultra-sensitive biosensors.

Gold flake

Nanoscale pattern of self-assembled monolayer on gold microplate 





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GaSe quatum dots

GaSe quantum dots on a gold surface.