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Keywords:

  • Gold;
  • Langmuir–Blodgett techniques;
  • Molecular electronics;
  • Monolayers;
  • Photolithography;
  • Rotaxanes
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Large-area molecular-electronic devices are fabricated by polymer-assisted soft deposition of the top metal contact in aqueous solution (see figure). A series of monomolecular fatty-acid tunnel junctions and a rotaxane switching junction with working areas from 10 μm2 to 9 mm2 are investigated.