Inorganic Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Materials research, molecular electronics. Studies of novel semiconducting materials which are actual hybrids of conventional and molecular electronic devices. Fabrication of cadmium sulfide semiconductor nanoclusters that possess a chemically active surface. Such surfaces contain a number of possible functionalities imparting the cluster with the ability to covalently bind a variety of interesting molecular devices. Investigations of the applications of these new materials towards electrooptic devices, chemical sensors and molecular transistors.