Contacting organic molecules by metal evaporation

Hossam Haick, Marianna Ambrico, Jamal Ghabboun, Teresa Ligonzo, David Cahen

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Reproducible electrical contacts to organic molecules are created non-destructively by indirect electron beam evaporation of Pd onto molecular films on cooled substrates. In contrast, directly evaporated contacts damage the molecules seriously. Our conclusions are based on correlating trends in properties of a series of molecules with systematically varying, exposed functional groups, with trends in the electrical behaviour of Pd/molecule/ GaAs junctions, where these same molecules are part of the junctions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4538-4541
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Issue number19
StatePublished - 7 Oct 2004
Externally publishedYes


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