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1 Molecular Materials (Organic Conductors) 30 Years of Research in Portugal Luís Alcácer

2 How it all started NATO Summer School on Electron Spin Resonance Coimbra ca 1966 me

3 At UCR — in deep reflexion

4 Making Per2-Ni(mnt)2 for the first time

5 Serendipity = unanticipated truth Umberto ECO e.g.: The discovery of America by Christopher Colombus

6 Desperately trying to tune the ESR machine

7 Pause

8 The Chemistry Department of LFEN in the seventies

9 The Group in the early days: M.Almeida, L.Alcácer, R. Henriques, T.Leal(IST), H. Novais

10 F. Pedroso, H. Novais, L. Alcácer, R. Henriques, M. Almeida

11 With Jan Kommandeur

12 Denis Jerome

13 Watching the famous soccer match at Tomar (Sept 1979)

14 The Trophy

15 20 years later At the ICSM 2000 in BadGadstein

16 The Trophy, at ICSM 2002 in Shangai being passed to the Australian organizers being

17 Purification of perylene A Per2[Pt(mnt2)] crystal Ready to me measured

18 Measuring TEA-TCNQ (M.A)

19 L. Veiros The energy band “calculator”

20 The Polymer Electrolyte Brite Euram team getting the Ecus in Brussels

21 The single electron Mnt transistor! Why not?

22 Single atom transistor Single-electron transistor [Co(tpy-(CH2)5-SH)2]2 Cyclic voltammogram I –V curves Upper inset, AFM image of the electrodes with a gap (scale bar, 100 nm). Lower inset, diagram of the device. Jiwoong Park, et al NATURE VOL 417 13 JUNE 2002, 723

23 December 29th 1959 At the annual meeting of the American Physical Society at Caltech

24 http://www.wtec.org/ConvergingTechnologies/ Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance NANOTECHNOLOGY, BIOTECHNOLOGY, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCE NSF/DOC-sponsored report

25 "Abrir los brazos como se abren los ojos" Roberto Matta, 1954 200 x 293 cm.

26 "The Unthinkable" Roberto Matta, 1957; 198 x 299.7 cm.


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