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Issue 6, 2013
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Top-contacting molecular monolayers using single crystalline Au microplate electrodes

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Abstract

Integrating molecules in electronic devices to exploit their unique properties requires efficient methods to bring about their electrical contact in large arrays. In this study, chemically synthesized single crystalline Au microplates have been employed as top-contact electrodes in a micro-sandwich device where molecules could be sandwiched between the bottom Au film and the top microplate in capacitor geometry. The device has been tested employing many alkanemono- and -dithiols not only in as-adsorbed conditions but also under dynamic loading. Further, encapsulation using PDMS was carried out which enhanced its stability and shelf-life.

Graphical abstract: Top-contacting molecular monolayers using single crystalline Au microplate electrodes

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Submitted
08 Jan 2013
Accepted
01 Apr 2013
First published
03 Apr 2013

Chem. Sci., 2013,4, 2530-2535
Article type
Edge Article

Top-contacting molecular monolayers using single crystalline Au microplate electrodes

R. Boya, D. Jayaraj and G. U. Kulkarni, Chem. Sci., 2013, 4, 2530
DOI: 10.1039/C3SC00058C

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