4_01/2008Cover Picture: Self-Assembled-Monolayer Formation of Long Alkanedithiols in Molecular Junctions (Small 1/2008)

The cover picture shows an artist's impression of the large-area molecular junctions based on a self-assembled active monolayer of alkanedithiols that spontaneously forms on a gold electrode. The molecular junction is completed by a spin-coated layer of the highly conducting polymer PEDOT:PSS topped off with gold. The PEDOT:PSS acts as a cushion for the gold atoms to land on, preventing the formation of electrical shorts. For more information, please read the Full Paper by B. de Boer et al., beginning on page 100. Cover image courtesy of Ronald C. G. Naber.

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