Special Organic Seminar: “Atomic Resolution Electron Microscopy: A New Tool for Organic Chemists”

Seminar series
Organic Colloquium
When
Wed, May 11 1:30pm
Where
Cram Conference Room – 3440 Molecular Sciences Bldg
Speaker Professor Eiichi Nakamura
University of Tokyo
Department of Chemistry
Description

Special Organic Seminar

“Atomic Resolution Electron Microscopy: A New Tool for Organic Chemists”

Abstract.  In February 2007, we reported movies of the conformational change of a single organic molecule recorded on an atomic resolution transmission electron microscope (TEM). This single-molecule atomic real-time TEM (SMART-TEM) movie of a single molecule provided the first demonstration of our ability to study the connectivity of carbon atoms and their time-dependent changes of single organic molecules and molecular clusters at atomic resolution. Below are illustrated the frames of a movie of a biotin derivative attached to the tip of a carbon nanotube moving slowly in vacuum. Fundamental science and applications will be discussed.

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