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Multilayer Graphene-Coated Atomic Force Microscopy Tips for Molecular Junctions

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  • Yugeng Wen,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 100190 Beijing, PR China, Fax: (+86) 10-6255-9373
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  • Jianyi Chen,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 100190 Beijing, PR China, Fax: (+86) 10-6255-9373
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  • Yunlong Guo,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 100190 Beijing, PR China, Fax: (+86) 10-6255-9373
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  • Bin Wu,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 100190 Beijing, PR China, Fax: (+86) 10-6255-9373
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  • Gui Yu,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 100190 Beijing, PR China, Fax: (+86) 10-6255-9373
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  • Yunqi Liu

    Corresponding author
    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 100190 Beijing, PR China, Fax: (+86) 10-6255-9373
    • Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 100190 Beijing, PR China, Fax: (+86) 10-6255-9373.
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Abstract

Multilayer graphene tips are developed for conducting probe atomic force microscopy for the formation of molecular junctions. Molecular junctions using graphene tips show very small tip-to-tip variance, excellent operational stability, good endurance, and long shelf-life. These properties, together with high yield and the simple processing involved, suggest that commercial mass-production of graphene tips is viable for molecular electronic applications.

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