Control of topography, stress and diffusion at molecule-metal interfaces

Nikolai B. Zhitenev, Weirong Jiang, Artur Erbe, Zhenan Bao, Eric Garfunkel, Donald M. Tennant, Raymond A. Cirelli

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Abstract

The transport properties of metal-molecule-metal junctions containing a monolayer of conjugated and saturated molecules with characteristic dimensions in the range 30-300 nm are correlated with microscopic topography, stress and chemical bonding at the metal-molecule interfaces. Our statistically significant dataset allows us to conclude that the conductivity of organic molecules ∼1.5 nm long is at least four orders of magnitude lower than is commonly believed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1272-1277
Number of pages6
JournalNanotechnology
Volume17
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 14 2006

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Zhitenev, N. B., Jiang, W., Erbe, A., Bao, Z., Garfunkel, E., Tennant, D. M., & Cirelli, R. A. (2006). Control of topography, stress and diffusion at molecule-metal interfaces. Nanotechnology, 17(5), 1272-1277. https://doi.org/10.1088/0957-4484/17/5/019