Electrical resistivity of individual molecular-assembly nanowires of amphiphilic bis-tetrathiafulvalene macrocycle/2,3,5,6-tetrafluoro- 7,7,8,8-tetracyano-p-quinodimethane charge transfer complex characterized by point-contact current-imaging atomic force microscopy

Tsunashima, Ryo; Noda, Yuki; Tatewaki, Yoko; Noro, Shin-ichiro; Akutagawa, Tomoyuki; Nakamura, Takayoshi; Matsumoto, Takuya; Kawai, Tomoji
October 2008
Applied Physics Letters;10/27/2008, Vol. 93 Issue 17, p173102
Academic Journal
Resistivity of individual molecular-assembly nanowires was characterized using the point-contact current-imaging atomic force microscope (PCI-AFM). Current images were simultaneously obtained along with topographic images, from which the mean electrical resistivity of each nanowire was deduced to be approximately 180 Ω cm, which was about two orders of magnitude lower than that measured on bulk Langmuir–Blodgett films (103–105 Ω cm).


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