IRMMW-THz 2022
Conference paper

Coherent Control of Single-Molecule Switching Reactions with Sub-Cycle Atomic Forces

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We introduce sub-cycle atomic-scale forces provided by near fields of a lightwave-driven scanning probe tip. Exerting these ultrafast forces to key atoms of a single-molecule switch allows us to coherently steer a select structural rotation that modulates the switching statistics by up to 39%.