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New metal-molecule binding motifs for self-assembled monolayers and nanodevices

Funding: 2008: $130,000
2009: $100,000
2010: $90,000

Project Member(s): McDonagh, A.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)

Start year: 2008

Summary: A significant challenge in nanotechnology is the progressive miniaturization of electronic devices. In this project we will show how molecular electronic devices can be fabricated using new assemblies of molecules. The aims are to (i) investigate new types of self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) on gold surfaces using molecules anchored by groups other than thiols, and (ii) incorporate the new SAMs into nanodevices such as capacitors, switches, and rectifiers. The knowledge gained from this research can be used to significantly expand the range of molecular structures that can be applied to future molecular electronic devices.


Tomak, A, Bacaksiz, C, Mendirek, G, Sahin, H, Hur, D, Gorgun, K, Senger, RT, Birer, O, Peeters, FM & Zareie, HM 2016, 'Structural changes in a Schiff base molecular assembly initiated by scanning tunneling microscopy tip', NANOTECHNOLOGY, vol. 27, no. 33.
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Keywords: Self assembled monolayers, molecular electronics, scanning tunneling microscopy, atomic force microscopy, scanning tunneling spectroscopy, conductive AFM,

FOR Codes: Colloid and Surface Chemistry, Chemical sciences, Nanotechnology, Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences