A Few-Monolayer Organic Rectifier

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  • Dr. A. Scott Martin,

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    1. Thin Film and Interface Group, Department of Physics University of Exeter, Stocker Road, Exeter EX4 4QL (UK)
    • Thin Film and Interface Group, Department of Physics, University of Exeter, Stocker Road, Exeter EX4 4QL (UK)
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  • Prof. J. Roy Sambles

    1. Thin Film and Interface Group, Department of Physics University of Exeter, Stocker Road, Exeter EX4 4QL (UK)
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  • The authors gratefully acknowledge collaboration with Prof. G. J. Ashwell's Centre for Molecular Electronics at Cranfield Institute of Technology for the synthesis of the molecules and numerous invaluable discussions. The support of the Science and Engineering Research Council is also gratefully acknowledged.

Abstract

An electrical building block whose properties depend solely on the molecular structure of its constituents, for example a rectifier, has been a research goal in molecular electronics for some time. The ultimate aim is to be able to address one molecule, and the rectifier described here, based on a few monolayers of C16H33[BOND]γQ3CNQ is a step in the right direction.

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