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Contact printed Co/insulator/Co molecular junctions
Physics Faculty Research
  • Xiaojuan Fan, Marshall University
  • David L. Rogow
  • Claudia H. Swanson
  • Akhilesh Tripathi
  • Scott R. J. Oliver
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The authors report the contact printing of a Au/Co double layer (total thickness ∼20–40nm) onto a self-assembled monolayer surface to form molecular junctions under ambient conditions. The feature size ranges from 50×50μm2 to 2×2 mm2. Grazing incident x-ray diffraction of the multilayer junction shows all expected Au peaks, while elemental Co was confirmed by energy dispersive spectroscopy. Film thickness, roughness, and density were characterized by x-ray reflectivity. I-V measurements show a prominent hysteresis, likely associated with charge trapping at the metal-organic interface, not an intrinsic feature of alkanedithiol molecules.

Copyright 2007 © AIP Publishing LLC. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and AIP Publishing. The following article appeared in Fan, X.; Rogow, D. L.; Swanson, C. H.; Tripathi, A.; Oliver, S. R. J. Appl. Phys. Lett. 2007, 90, 163114, and may be found at Printed with permission. All rights reserved.

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Fan, X., Rogow, D. L., Swanson, C. H., Tripathi, A., & Oliver, S. R. (2007). Contact printed Co/insulator/Co molecular junctions. Applied Physics Letters, 90(16):163114.