Chapter 13. Electronic Characterization of Organic Thin Films by Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy

  1. Dr. Paolo Samorì1,2
  1. Vincenzo Palermo1,
  2. Matteo Palma2 and
  3. Paolo Samorì1,2

Published Online: 29 JUN 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527608516.ch13

Scanning Probe Microscopies Beyond Imaging: Manipulation of Molecules and Nanostructures

Scanning Probe Microscopies Beyond Imaging: Manipulation of Molecules and Nanostructures

How to Cite

Palermo, V., Palma, M. and Samorì, P. (2006) Electronic Characterization of Organic Thin Films by Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy, in Scanning Probe Microscopies Beyond Imaging: Manipulation of Molecules and Nanostructures (ed P. Samorì), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527608516.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Istituto per la Sintesi Organica e la Fotoreattività, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, via Gobetti 101, 40129 Bologna, Italy

  2. 2

    Institut de Science et d'Ingénierie, Supramoléculaires (ISIS), Université Louis Pasteur, 8 allée Gaspard Monge, 67083 Strasbourg, France

Author Information

  1. 1

    Istituto per la Sintesi Organica e la Fotoreattività, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, via Gobetti 101, 40129 Bologna, Italy

  2. 2

    Institut de Science et d'Ingénierie, Supramoléculaires (ISIS), Université Louis Pasteur, 8 allée Gaspard Monge, 67083 Strasbourg, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JUN 2006
  2. Published Print: 6 JUN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527312696

Online ISBN: 9783527608515

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Keywords:

  • electronic characterization of organic thin films;
  • Kelvin probe force microscopy (KPFM);
  • signal interpretation in KPFM measurements;
  • electronic characterization of organic semiconductors;
  • KPFM of conventional inorganic materials;
  • KPFM on organic electronic devices

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Kelvin Probe Scanning Force Microscopy

  • Interpretation of the Signal in KPFM Measurements

  • Electronic Characterization of Organic Semiconductors

  • KPFM of Conventional Inorganic Materials

  • KPFM on Organic Monolayers, Supramolecular Systems, and Biological Molecules

  • KPFM on Organic Electronic Devices

  • Conclusions and Future Challenges