This research was supported by the Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for Molecular Design, the Yigal-Alon Fellowship program, MINERVA, the German BMBF, and the MJRG for Molecular Materials and Interface Design (M.E.v.d.B). A.D. thanks DST (India) for financial assistance. A.D.S. is the recipient of the Reva G. Stone Postdoctoral Fellowship. We thank M. Altman and H. Cohen (WIS) for the AFM and XPS measurements, respectively. M.E.v.d.B. is the incumbent of the Dewey David Stone and Harry Levine career development chair.
Electrochemical Addressing of the Optical Properties of a Monolayer on a Transparent Conducting Substrate†
Article first published online: 8 APR 2005
Copyright © 2005 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 44, Issue 21, pages 3237–3240, May 20, 2005
How to Cite
Shukla, A. D., Das, A. and van der Boom, M. E. (2005), Electrochemical Addressing of the Optical Properties of a Monolayer on a Transparent Conducting Substrate. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 44: 3237–3240. doi: 10.1002/anie.200461958
- Issue published online: 17 MAY 2005
- Article first published online: 8 APR 2005
- Manuscript Revised: 27 JAN 2005
- Manuscript Received: 12 SEP 2004
- molecular devices;
- thin films
Don't forget to write! Electrochemical charge storage in a ruthenium-based monolayer on a hydrophilic substrate (for example, indium tin oxide coated glass) produces redox switching of the optical properties of the system (see picture). This read/write process can be carried out at low voltage in air and monitored by UV/Vis spectrophotometry. This makes the monolayer system a suitable candidate for nonvolatile memory devices.