Single Molecule Chemistry and Physics

An Introduction

  • Chunli Bai
  • Chen Wang

Part of the NanoScience and Technology book series (NANO)

About this book


The characterization of individual molecules has been a scientifically attractive and challenging task for decades, and remains so today. New technological developments have facilitated great progress in our understanding of the structure and behavior of single atoms and molecules in various environments. This book provides an introduction to the most important experimental and theoretical methods for characterizing and imaging single molecules, including scanning tunnelling and atomic force microscopy of molecules at surfaces, fluorescence studies, near-field optical microscopy and Raman spectroscopy. It also elucidates newly discovered properties of single-molecular systems and their relevance to the fast growing field of nanotechnology.


Microscopy Nanoscience Single molecule Surface science molecule nanotechnology scattering

Authors and affiliations

  • Chunli Bai
    • 1
  • Chen Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.National Center for Nanoscience and TechnologyBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-25369-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-39502-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1434-4904
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