Submolecular electrical information is successfully derived by applying element-specific, chemically resolved electrical measurements to a covalently bound stilbazole-based monolayer on a silicon substrate. Pronounced affinity effects are found in the response of adjacent atomic sites to external charge injection, accompanied by intramolecular polarization variations. These noncontact electrical read-out capabilities may provide a first entry toward the realization of organic devices based on submolecular electrical units.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Materials Chemistry