Chapter 2. Scanning Tunneling Spectroscopy of Complex Molecular Architectures at Solid/Liquid Interfaces: Toward Single-Molecule Electronic Devices

  1. Dr. Paolo Samorì2,3
  1. Frank Jäckel and
  2. Jürgen P. Rabe

Published Online: 29 JUN 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527608516.ch2

Scanning Probe Microscopies Beyond Imaging: Manipulation of Molecules and Nanostructures

Scanning Probe Microscopies Beyond Imaging: Manipulation of Molecules and Nanostructures

How to Cite

Jäckel, F. and Rabe, J. P. (2006) Scanning Tunneling Spectroscopy of Complex Molecular Architectures at Solid/Liquid Interfaces: Toward Single-Molecule Electronic Devices, 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.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 2

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

  2. 3

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

Author Information

  1. Department of Physics, Humboldt University Berlin, Newtonstr. 15, 12489 Berlin, Germany

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:

  • scanning tunneling microscopy (STM);
  • scanning tunneling spectroscopy (STS) of complex molecular architectures;
  • single-molecule electronic devices;
  • STM/STS of molecular adsorbates;
  • molecular diodes;
  • prototypical transistors

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • STM/STS of Molecular Adsorbates

  • An Early Example of STS at the Solid/Liquid Interface

  • Ultrahigh Vacuum versus Solid/Liquid Interface

  • Probing π-Coupling at the Single-Molecule Level by STS

  • Molecular Diodes and Prototypical Transistors

  • Conclusions