The study of charge transport through organic thin films: Mechanism, tools and applications

Emily A Weiss, Jennah K. Kriebel, Maria Anita Rampi, George M. Whitesides

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In this paper, we discuss the current state of organic and molecular-scale electronics, some experimental methods used to characterize charge transport through molecular junctions and some theoretical models (superexchange and barrier tunnelling models) used to explain experimental results. Junctions incorporating self-assembled monolayers of organic molecules - and, in particular, junctions with mercury-drop electrodes - are described in detail, as are the issues of irreproducibility associated with such junctions (due, in part, to defects at the metal-molecule interface).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1509-1537
Number of pages29
JournalPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Issue number1855
Publication statusPublished - Jun 15 2007



  • Alkanethlolates
  • Defects
  • Molecular junctions
  • Self-assembled monolayer
  • Superexchange

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  • General

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