Molecular Wires: Nanoscale Electrical Investigation of Layer-by-Layer Grown Molecular Wires (Adv. Mater. 11/2014)

Authors

  • Chiara Musumeci,

    1. Nanochemistry Laboratory, ISIS & icFRC, Université de Strasbourg & CNRS, Strasbourg, France
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  • Gabriella Zappalà,

    1. Dipartimento di Chimica, Università di Catania, Catania, Italy
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  • Natalia Martsinovich,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
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  • Emanuele Orgiu,

    1. Nanochemistry Laboratory, ISIS & icFRC, Université de Strasbourg & CNRS, Strasbourg, France
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  • Swen Schuster,

    1. Angewandte Physikalische Chemie, Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
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  • Silvio Quici,

    1. CNR – ISTM, Milano, Italy
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  • Michael Zharnikov,

    1. Angewandte Physikalische Chemie, Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
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  • Alessandro Troisi,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
    • Alessandro Troisi, Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL UK

      Antonino Licciardello, Dipartimento di Chimica, Università di Catania, v.le A. Doria 6, 95125 Catania Italy

      Paolo Samorì, Nanochemistry Laboratory, ISIS & icFRC, Université de Strasbourg & CNRS, 8 allée Gaspard Monge, 67000 Strasbourg France

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  • Antonino Licciardello,

    Corresponding author
    1. Dipartimento di Chimica, Università di Catania, Catania, Italy
    • Alessandro Troisi, Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL UK

      Antonino Licciardello, Dipartimento di Chimica, Università di Catania, v.le A. Doria 6, 95125 Catania Italy

      Paolo Samorì, Nanochemistry Laboratory, ISIS & icFRC, Université de Strasbourg & CNRS, 8 allée Gaspard Monge, 67000 Strasbourg France

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  • Paolo Samorì

    Corresponding author
    1. Nanochemistry Laboratory, ISIS & icFRC, Université de Strasbourg & CNRS, Strasbourg, France
    • Alessandro Troisi, Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL UK

      Antonino Licciardello, Dipartimento di Chimica, Università di Catania, v.le A. Doria 6, 95125 Catania Italy

      Paolo Samorì, Nanochemistry Laboratory, ISIS & icFRC, Université de Strasbourg & CNRS, 8 allée Gaspard Monge, 67000 Strasbourg France

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Abstract

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Nanoscopic metal–molecule–metal junctions consisting of Fe-bis(terpyridine)-based ordered nanostructures grown in layer-by-layer fashion on a solid support are investigated by conductive atomic force microscopy, as described on page 1688 by P. Samorì, A. Licciardello, A. Troisi and co-workers. Hopping is demonstrated as the main charge-transport mechanism both experimentally and theoretically.

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