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Contacting organic molecules by metal evaporation

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Reproducible electrical contacts to organic molecules are created non-destructively by indirect electron beam evaporation of Pd onto molecular films on cooled substrates. In contrast, directly evaporated contacts damage the molecules seriously. Our conclusions are based on correlating trends in properties of a series of molecules with systematically varying, exposed functional groups, with trends in the electrical behaviour of Pd/molecule/GaAs junctions, where these same molecules are part of the junctions.

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The article was received on 27 Jul 2004, accepted on 24 Aug 2004 and first published on 31 Aug 2004

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B411490F
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2004,6, 4538-4541

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    Contacting organic molecules by metal evaporation

    H. Haick, M. Ambrico, J. Ghabboun, T. Ligonzo and D. Cahen, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2004, 6, 4538
    DOI: 10.1039/B411490F

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