Bonding and electronic transport properties of fullerene and fullerene derivatives in break-junction geometries

Emanuel Lörtscher, Victor Geskin, Bernd Gotsmann, Jeppe Fock, Jakob Kryger Sørensen, Thomas Bjørnholm, Jérôme Cornil, Herre S.J. van der Zant, Heike Riel

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Abstract

Fullerenes are considered anchoring groups for molecular electronics due to a large contact area and their affinity for noble metals. The conductances of fullerene-terminated molecules, however, are found to be even lower than for thiol termination. The effects of weak molecule-metal coupling and symmetry breaking are studied by transport measurements of C and functionalized C. The results demonstrate highy efficient contacts between Au and C, despite of deposition from solution. Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSmall
Volume9
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)209-214
Number of pages6
ISSN1613-6810
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • molecular electronics
  • break-junctions
  • single-molecule transport
  • fullerenes
  • molecule-metal contacts

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