Influence of interfaces on thiol-terminated molecular wires consisting of three phenyl (P3) or three thiophene (T3) rings was monitored by a new statistical approach based on mechanical controllable break junction technique (see SEM image of the junction and schematic of molecular arrangement). The P3 molecule exhibits stochastic variations in conductance G, in contrast to the T3 molecule.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Oct 2009|
- Break-junction method, Electron transport, Molecular electronics, Scanning probe microscopy, Single-molecule studies