Recently, we presented a prototypical three-terminal device, in which the current through a hybrid-molecular diode, whose current voltage characteristic is determined by a single molecule in the junction of a scanning tunneling microscope, is modified by nanometer-sized charge transfer complexes covalently linked to the molecule in the gap [Phys. Rev. Lett. 92 (2004) 188303]. Since the complexes are formed by electron acceptors covalently bound to the molecule in the gap, and electron donors coming from the ambient fluid, this set-up represents a chemical-field-effect transistor based on a single molecule with a nanometer-sized gate. The gating effect was explained by an interface dipole model. Here, we present first tests of this model addressing the orientation of the electrical dipoles. By using amino- and carboxylic acid functionalized molecules in the hybrid-molecular diode we study the effect of dipoles being perpendicular, instead of parallel, to the transistor channel direction and find agreement with the model.
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|State||Published - Nov 3 2004|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by the Volkswagenstiftung, the European Union (MAC-MES), the German Ministry for Science and Technology and the German Science Foundation.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry