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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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 (US)
Pages (from-to)1272-1277
Number of pages6
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 14 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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