North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) announced today that one of its professors, AK Chandra, of the Department of Chemistry, has made a remarkable contribution to the field of molecular science.
Prof Chandra’s paper, ‘Strong Be N Interaction Induced Complementary Chemical Tuning to Design a Dual-gated Single Molecule Junction’ has not only been published in the prestigious Chemistry – A European Journal, but has also been distinguished as a “HOT paper” by the editorial board.
The groundbreaking research conducted by Prof Chandra and his esteemed co-authors, Dipankar Sutradhar, Amrit Sarmah and Pavel Hobza, has garnered international recognition for its innovative insights into molecular interactions and their applications in designing cutting-edge nanoscale devices.
The paper explores the phenomenon of Strong Be N Interaction, providing a novel approach to complementary chemical tuning that has enabled the design of a dual-gated single molecule junction with extraordinary precision and control.
Sutradhar, affiliated with the School of Advanced Sciences and Languages at VIT Bhopal University, played a pivotal role in contributing to the research. Additionally, Sarmah and Hobza, associated with the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague and the Regional Centre for Advanced Technologies and Materials at Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic, respectively brought their expertise to the collaboration, highlighting the international nature and collaborative spirit of this groundbreaking research.
Prof Chandra is renowned for his dedication to advancing molecular science and fostering cross-border partnerships that push the boundaries of human knowledge, a NEHU press release stated today. “His meticulous research and unwavering commitment to excellence have earned him the respect of his peers and the admiration of the scientific community,” it added.
His work “serves as an inspiring example for aspiring researchers and underscores the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration in advancing the frontiers of scientific discovery.”