physica status solidi (b)
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Editor: Stefan Hildebrandt (Editor-in-Chief), Sabine Bahrs (Deputy Editor)
Online ISSN: 1521-3951
Back Cover: Simulating the organic-molecule/metal interface TCNQ/Au(111) (Phys. Status Solidi B 9/2011)
The growing market of organic electronics relies on the use of organic conjugated molecules as components of multilayer devices, whose performance depends critically on the energy barriers that control the carrier transport between layers, and the electronic transport in a nanocontact between a single molecule and metal electrodes. As shown by José I. Martínez et al. (pp. 2044–2049), theoretical STM imaging arises as a powerful tool in this novel researching field, validating the obtained interfacial geometries compared with the experimental STM for the TCNQ/Au(111) self-assembled structure, as well as the complementary electronic structure analysis.