Research interests in our research group

The Molecular Technology group studies primarily the experimental electronic and mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and devices that are based on them. The interests include both fundamental and applied aspects of CNT science and technology. The research in the group has extensively explored the basic electronic transport properties of high quality multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWNT). Other topics within the group include the interaction between CNTs and liquid interfaces and the functionalization of CNTs with molecular species. The group utilizes for its research effort the modern microscopy instrumentation and the good fabrication and measurement facilities of the Nanoscience Center.

Selected publications

Publication 1

Mtsuko, A. Koshio, M. Yudasaka, S. Iijima, and M. Ahlskog,
Measurements of the Transport Gap in Semiconducting Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes with Varying Diameter and Length.
Physical Review B. 91, 195426 (2015)

Publication 2

Shao Dongkai, Kosti Tapio, Jussi Toppari, Sanna Auer, Vesa Hytönen and Markus Ahlskog
Surface characteristics control the attachment and functionality of (chimeric) avidin
Langmuir, 34, 15335 (2018)

Publication 3

Shao Dongkai, Peerapong Yotprayoonsak, Ville Saunajoki, Markus Ahlskog, Jorma Virtanen, Veijo Kangas, Alexander Volodin , Chris Van Haesendonck, Maria Burdanova, Connor D.W. Mosley, James Lloyd-Hughes.
Conduction properties of thin films from a water soluble carbon nanotube/hemicellulose complex
Nanotechnology, 29, 145203 (2018)