We acknowledge funding by the EU: Project Contract GRD1-2001-40772 (MWFM) and Project Contract IST-2001-35503 (LIMM), NSF/CHE-0518055. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.
Electron Transport Across Hexa-peri-hexabenzocoronene Units in a Metal–Self-Assembled Monolayer–Metal Junction†
Article first published online: 10 JAN 2006
Copyright © 2006 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 18, Issue 3, pages 329–333, February, 2006
How to Cite
Duati, M., Grave, C., Tcbeborateva, N., Wu, J., Müllen, K., Shaporenko, A., Zharnikov, M., Kriebel, J. K., Whitesides, G. M. and Rampi, M. A. (2006), Electron Transport Across Hexa-peri-hexabenzocoronene Units in a Metal–Self-Assembled Monolayer–Metal Junction. Adv. Mater., 18: 329–333. doi: 10.1002/adma.200501482
- Issue published online: 26 JAN 2006
- Article first published online: 10 JAN 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 22 OCT 2005
- Manuscript Received: 19 JUL 2005
- Charge transfer;
- Conductivity, electrical;
- Electron transport;
- Self-assembled monolayers
Self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) formed by hexabenzocoronene core (HBC) derivatives are incorporated in metal–SAM–metal junctions. Comparisons of the current–voltage curves measured across four junctions show that the HBC units are highly transparent to electrons. HBC SAMs can sustain high bias voltages (higher than 2 V) and are very robust to mechanical stress. These characteristics qualify this material as a promising building block for molecular electronics.