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Research interests

My research interests lie at the boundary of physics and chemistry and explore the possibilities of controlling and manipulating, on the atomic scale, individual molecules at a surface. Specifically by probing single molecule excitations by tunnelling electrons (or holes) from the tip on a scanning tunnelling microscope (STM), to both further understand these fundamental processes and to uncover new methods of controlling matter at the atomic scale. This research covers the electronic structure of surfaces, molecule/surface interactions, electron/surface/molecule interactions and actions, and is beginning to explore electron transport at surfaces. Specifically I study small (and large) molecules on graphene and on semiconducting surfaces. Additionally with the advent of programmable STM control electronics I aim to add layers of automation and optimization to allow state-of-the-art atomic manipulation to be performed even when having lunch.

Research interests

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Birmingham

Master of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh

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Projects 2012 2014

manipulators
microscopes
atoms
molecules
manufacturing

Research Output 2003 2019

Open Access
23 Citations (Scopus)
65 Downloads (Pure)

Atomically resolved real-space imaging of hot electron dynamics

Lock, D., Rusimova, K., Pan, T., Palmer, R. E. & Sloan, P., 21 Sep 2015, In : Nature Communications. 6, 8365, p. 1-7 7 p., 8365.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Hot electrons
hot electrons
Electrons
Imaging techniques
Temperature
6 Citations (Scopus)
105 Downloads (Pure)

Concerted thermal-plus-electronic nonlocal desorption of chlorobenzene from Si(111)-7 × 7 in the STM

Pan, T. L., Sloan, P. A. & Palmer, R. E., 16 Oct 2014, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. 5, 20, p. 3551-3554 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Desorption
Activation energy
Charge injection
Thermal desorption
Molecules
12 Citations (Scopus)
99 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
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Chemisorption
Potential energy
Benzene
potential energy
chemisorption
10 Citations (Scopus)

Non-local atomic manipulation on semiconductor surfaces in the STM: The case of chlorobenzene on Si(111)-7×7

Pan, T., Sloan, P. A. & Palmer, R. E., Oct 2014, In : Chemical Record. 14, 5, p. 841-847

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Semiconductors
Microscopes
Semiconductor materials
Scanning
Desorption

Datasets

Data for paper: Initiating and imaging the coherent surface dynamics of charge carriers in real space

Sloan, P. (Creator), Rusimova, K. (Creator), Bannister, N. (Creator), Harrison, P. (Creator), Crampin, S. (Creator), Palmer, R. E. (Creator), Lock, D. (Creator), University of Bath, 27 Jul 2016

Dataset

Atomically resolved real-space imaging of hot electron dynamics

Lock, D. (Creator), Rusimova, K. (Creator), Pan, T. (Creator), Palmer, R. E. (Creator), Sloan, P. (Creator), University of Bath, 2015

Dataset

Data for paper: Regulating the femtosecond excited-state lifetime of a single molecule

Sloan, P. (Creator), Rusimova, K. (Creator), Purkiss, R. (Creator), Crampin, S. (Creator), University of Bath, 5 Sep 2018

Dataset

Thesis

Mechanisms of Local and Nonlocal Atomic Manipulation with a Scanning Tunnelling MIcroscope

Author: Rusimova, K., 23 Nov 2016

Supervisor: Sloan, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy of Si(111)-7x7: Local Atomic Manipulation and Light Emission

Author: Purkiss, R., 3 Apr 2018

Supervisor: Gordeev, S. (Supervisor) & Sloan, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Scanning tunnelling microscopy studies of nonlocal atomic manipulation and molecular kinetics on the Si(111)-7x7 surface

Author: Lock, D., 21 Jul 2015

Supervisor: Sloan, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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