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Molecular electronics with a metal-insulator-metal junction based on self-assembled monolayers

Chabinyc, Michael L. and Holmlin, R. Erik and Haag, Rainer and Chen, Xiaoxi and Ismagilov, Rustem F. and Rampi, Maria Anita and Whitesides, George M. (2003) Molecular electronics with a metal-insulator-metal junction based on self-assembled monolayers. In: Molecules as Components of Electronic Devices. ACS Symposium Series. No.844. American Chemical Society , Washington, pp. 16-35. ISBN 9780841237827.

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The mechanisms of electron transport in metal-insulator-metal junctions are incompletely understood. A metal-insulatormetal junction consisting of a self-assembled monolayer (SAM) supported on a mercury drop in mechanical contact with a SAM on a planar metal electrode has been developed as a test-bed with which to study electron transport through organic films. This review provides a summary of results intended to characterize this junction including: i) the determination of the electrical breakdown field of organic monolayers, ii) the determination of the tunneling decay constant for aliphatic and aromatic organic oligomers, and iii) the examination of molecular rectifier.

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Chabinyc, Michael L.0000-0003-4641-3508
Ismagilov, Rustem F.0000-0002-3680-4399
Whitesides, George M.0000-0001-9451-2442
Additional Information:© 2003 American Chemical Society. Publication Date (Print): February 20, 2003. This work was supported by the ONR, DARPA, and the NSF (ECS-9729405). R.E.H. and M.L.C. thank the National Institutes of Health for postdoctoral fellowships and R.H. thanks the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the BASF-fellowship program for financial support.
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Subject Keywords:current-voltage characteristics; mercury tunneling junctions; alkanethiolate bilayers; electrical-properties; organic- molecules; single-molecule; transport; films; gold; nanostructures
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Issue or Number:844
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Official Citation:Molecular Electronics with a Metal—Insulator—Metal Junction Based on Self-Assembled Monolayers Michael L. Chabinyc, R. Erik Holmlin, Rainer Haag, Xiaoxi Chen, Rustem F. Ismagilov, Maria A. Rampi, and George M. Whitesides Molecules as Components of Electronic Devices. February 20, 2003 , 16-35 DOI:10.1021/bk-2003-0844.ch003
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