SEMINAR: ATOMIC-RESOLUTION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY FOR SEEING MOLECULAR MOTION, ASSEMBLY, AND REACTIONS BY KOJI HARANO
Seminar by Koji HARANO, Project Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry, The University of Tokyo
Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
2-3pm S1-02-02 (CBIS meeting room)
Abstract: Whereas a spatial- and time-average of molecular ensembles has been the conventional source of information on molecular structures, atomic resolution movies of single organic molecules and molecular clusters obtained by single-molecule atomic-resolution real-time electron microscopy (SMART-EM) developed by us have recently emerged as a new tool to study the time evolution of the structures of individual molecules. The key of our technique is that we observed little sign of decomposition of the specimen molecules encapsulated in or attached to a single-walled carbon nanotube (CNT) as opposed to solid organic materials.