Prototypical single-molecule chemical-field-effect transistor with nanometer-sized gates

F. Jäckel, M. D. Watson, K. Müllen, J. P. Rabe

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Abstract

A prototypical single-molecule chemical-field-effect transistor with nanometer-sized gates was developed to modify hybrid-molecular diode, which was linked to a molecule to a molecule in an Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM) function. It was found that the effect attributed to an interface dipole, which shifts the substrate work function by ∼ 120 meV. It was also found that the charge transfer complexes responsible for the change in the I-V, were formed between an acceptor covalently bound to the molecule in the tunnelling juction, and a donor coming from the ambient solution. The proof of the principle was also applied for developing monomolecular electronic devices.

Original languageEnglish
Article number188303
Pages (from-to)188303-1-188303-4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume92
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - May 7 2004

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
It is our pleasure to acknowledge Dr. F. Negri and Dr. N. Koch for fruitful discussions. This work was supported by the Volkswagenstiftung, the European Union, the German Ministry for Science and Technology and the German Science Foundation.

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  • General Physics and Astronomy

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