Formation and electronic transport properties of bimolecular junctions based on aromatic coupling
2010 (English)In: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, ISSN 0953-8984, E-ISSN 1361-648X, Vol. 22, no 32, 325102- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A systematic first-principles study on conductance-voltage characteristics of bi-(quasi) oligo(phenylene ethynylene)-monothiol molecular junctions reported by Wu et al (2008 Nat. Nanotechnol. 3 569) is presented. The so-called ortho-and para-conformations of the bimolecular junction are considered. Our calculation indicates that the bimolecular junction prefers to take the ortho-conformation because of its lower energy. The simulation supports the experimental findings that aromatic coupling between two molecules is strong enough to induce the formation of molecular junctions. By comparing with experimental results, structure parameters for a probable bimolecular junction are determined. The underlying mechanism for formation of the bimolecular junction and its electron transport is discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 22, no 32, 325102- p.
SINGLE-MOLECULE JUNCTIONS, CONDUCTANCE, WIRES, TRANSISTOR
Condensed Matter Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-29417DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/22/32/325102ISI: 000280542900013ScopusID: 2-s2.0-77956927461OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-29417DiVA: diva2:397859
QC 201102162011-02-162011-02-022012-05-15Bibliographically approved