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Electrical transport characteristics through molecular layers

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In the past few decades, considerable progress has been made in the field of molecular electronics toward our understanding of charge transport processes and the development of experimental methods. This feature article presents a summary of various experimental characterisation platform testbeds for metal–molecule–metal junctions using self-assembled monolayer molecules. Important results from these techniques are highlighted here. A review of the mechanism of electronic transport through molecular layers is presented. Furthermore, the prospects and advanced architectures for the further development of molecular electronics are presented. These opportunities may contribute to the realisation of practical applications for molecular electronic devices.

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The article was received on 13 Jun 2011, accepted on 12 Aug 2011 and first published on 08 Sep 2011

Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C1JM12702K
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2011,21, 18117-18136

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    Electrical transport characteristics through molecular layers

    G. Wang, T. Kim and T. Lee, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 18117
    DOI: 10.1039/C1JM12702K

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