TITLE

Pd versus Au as evaporated metal contacts to molecules

AUTHOR(S)
Haick, Hossam; Ghabboun, Jamal; Cahen, David
PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;1/24/2005, Vol. 86 Issue 4, p042113
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Indirect e-beam evaporation of metal on a cooled substrate that allows making reproducible and gentle electrical contact to molecular films of organic molecules yields strikingly different results with Pd and Au. This is attributed to different growth modes of the metals, which lead to different molecule/metal interactions and to Au penetration in between the molecules. These differences can radically change the effect of the molecules on the resulting junctions.
ACCESSION #
15925520

 

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