Can you leave a molecular switch to its own devices? We expose the not-so-passive influence of a scanning tunnelling microscope tip on a molecular switch.
See: IOP for a summary
Movie made from a time lapse series of scanning tunnelling microscope (STM) images of a single poly-chlorinated-biphenyl (PCB) molecule switching between two stable states.
Some press coverage from New Scientist of some of my last work (PRL) done at Birmingham before moving to Bath. Electrons go under the surface...
An old Daily telegraph article about some of my Birmingham PhD work that was published in Nature: