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Title: Impact of functional groups onto the electronic structure of metal electrodes in molecular junctions
Authors: Saitner, Marc
Eberle, Felix
Baccus, Johnny
D'Olieslaeger, Marc
Wagner, Patrick
Kolb, Dieter M.
Boyen, Hans-Gerd
Issue Date: 2012
Citation: Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 116 (41), p. 21810-21815
Abstract: A better understanding of the interactions between metal electrodes and organic molecules still represents one of the key problems in molecular electronics that needs to be solved in order to optimize electron transport through a molecular device. In this contribution, the impact of widely used "alligator clips" (Au-thiol, Pd-pyridine) onto the electronic struture of the respective electrodes in metal-molecule- metal junctions has been studied using photo-electron spectroscopic tools. Different electronic properties are observed for molecules with different lenghts but identical terminal groups, thereby elucidating a new aspect in the complex behavior of metal/molecule contacts.
Notes: Reprint Address: Boyen, HG (reprint author): Hassselt Univ, Inst Mat Res IMO, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/14272
DOI: 10.1021/jp3059596
ISI #: 000309902100021
ISSN: 1932-7447
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2014
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