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The Danish National Research Foundation has awarded 15 million kroner to a new Danish-Chinese research centre for molecular nano-electronics.

Power to Danish-Chinese nano-operation

Copenhagen & China | Posted on June 2nd, 2009

Since 2006 Danish researchers from the Nano Science Center and Niels Bohr Institute of University of Copenhagen and Chinese researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing have been working together to develop electronic components of ‘plastic', which in the long term can be used in the electronic, energy and communications industries. The work has now been supported by the Danish National Research Foundation, with research centres being established in both capitals.

Ideal framework

The research field of molecular electronics is experiencing rapid development, and the collaboration between Danish and Chinese top researchers has exciting perspectives.

"The new centre is an ideal framework to exchange researchers and equally importantly, research students, creating the best possible foundation for a fruitful research partnership," says Professor Thomas Bjørnholm, leader of Nano-Science Center at University of Copenhagen. "Now we have the opportunity to work together with some of the world's best scientists in the area of molecular nano-electronics. We have different research related expertise in Denmark and China, and by working together we will be able to compliment each other."

Molecules and computers of the future

Researchers at the new Center for Molecular Nano-electronics have high expectations for the development opportunities in their subject. They expect, for example, that in the future they will be able to develop chemically manufactured computer electronics in nano size, enabling them to create a whole new type of computer. In the long term, the researchers aim to be able to create molecules that can change heat to electric current, for example from wasted heat from cars or factories.

In addition to the research-related aspects there will be an emphasis placed on developing a common study program, with student and young researcher exchanges. The ambition is to ensure a constant exchange of Danish and Chinese students and researchers.

Read more about the Center for Molecular Nano-electronics on the website of the Department of Chemistry's Nano-Science Center.

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About University of Copenhagen
Nano-Science Center is a cross faculty initiative between the Faculty of Natural Sciences and the Faculty of Health - two faculties that total 10.000 students and around 2850 full-time employees.

In September 2001 the Center was inaugurated as a joint venture between the Niels Bohr Institute and the Department of Chemistry at the University of Copenhagen.

The Center has continuously developed its area of research, and today we are working closely together with the Institute of Molecular Biology and the Department of Pharmacology at the Faculty of Health.

The Center was the first in Denmark to introduce a full Bachelor- and Master's Education in Nanoscience. Today the center has more than 200 students of Nanoscience who are primarily educated to obtain jobs in private companies. It is the young researchers who are to bring our knowledge out of the laboratories and into private companies.

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Contacts:
Center Leader, Professor Thomas Bjørnholm, Nano-Science Center, Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen, 35 32 18 35
Head of Administration Rikke Bøyesen, Nano-Science Center, Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen, 28 75 04 13

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