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Correlating electron transport and molecular structure in organic thin films

Holmlin, R. Erik and Ismagilov, Rustem F. and Haag, Rainer and Mujica, Vladimiro and Ratner, Mark A. and Rampi, Maria Anita and Whitesides, George M. (2001) Correlating electron transport and molecular structure in organic thin films. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 40 (12). pp. 2316-2320. ISSN 1433-7851. doi:10.1002/1521-3773(20010618)40:12<2316::AID-ANIE2316>3.0.CO;2-#.

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A convenient experimental system is described, with which electron transport through structurally well-defined, 2–5 nm-thick, organic films can be examined. Two types of junction J have been studied in which self-assembled monolayers (SAMs, for example, SAM(1) formed on Ag from aliphatic and aromatic thiols, and SAM(2), formed on Hg from hexadecanethiol) are in contact through either van der Waals interactions (see picture) or through covalent, hydrogen, or ionic bonds.

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Ismagilov, Rustem F.0000-0002-3680-4399
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Additional Information:© 2001 WILEY-VCH. Article first published online: 13 JUN 2001. This work was supported by the Office of Naval Research, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, and the National Science Foundation ECS-97294053. R.E.H. thanks the National Institutes of Health for a postdoctoral fellowship, and R.H. thanks the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the BASF fellowship program for financial support. We thank Andreas Terfort for the synthesis of aromatic thiols. Collaboration between Caracas and Evanston is supported by NSF Conicit.
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Subject Keywords:electron transfer; monolayers; self assembly; thin films self-assembled monolayers; alkanethiol monolayers; gold; conductance; spectra; bond
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Official Citation:Holmlin, R. E., Ismagilov, R. F., Haag, R., Mujica, V., Ratner, M. A., Rampi, M. A. and Whitesides, G. M. (2001), Correlating Electron Transport and Molecular Structure in Organic Thin Films . Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 40: 2316–2320. doi: 10.1002/1521-3773(20010618)40:12<2316::AID-ANIE2316>3.0.CO;2-#
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