Doping Molecular Monolayers: Effects on Electrical Transport Through Alkyl Chains on Silicon (pages 2102–2113)
Oliver Seitz, Ayelet Vilan, Hagai Cohen, Jaehyung Hwang, Marc Haeming, Achim Schoell, Eberhard Umbach, Antoine Kahn and David Cahen
Article first published online: 10 JUL 2008 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200800208
Doping materials (i.e., changing the properties of materials in a controllable fashion by adding defects) is a fundamental way to control their properties. Doping of semiconductors became possible only after sufficiently clean materials became available. Our study shows that the concept can be extended to molecular electronics, because sufficiently defect-free molecular monolayers can be manufactured.