Analytical Challenges in Molecular Electronics

In the late 1990s, molecular electronics emerged rapidly and spectacularly as an area of research that encompasses several paradigms in which electrons are transported through molecules

Richard L. McCreery

2008

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  • In the late 1990s, molecular electronics emerged rapidly and spectacularly as an area of research that encompasses several paradigms in which electrons are transported through molecules
  • This article will address the promise of molecular electronic devices and some of the problems with characterizing electronic components with molecular dimensions
  • The molecule was switched between two metastable configurations by an applied electrical pulse
  • Our line of investigating molecular electronics involves the many-molecule approach, in which ~1011 molecules are bonded to a conducting carbon substrate, and a top contact of metal or metal oxide is applied (Figure 2; Table 1
  • Live monitoring of a working molecular dence for structural rearrangement inside a junction with spectroscopy requires that at least ~70-Å junction, the live Raman experiment led one of the contacts be transparent to the probe to an understanding of the rectification obparticles and that the analysis be nondestruc- served with TiOx/NAB junctions

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