Dresden 2017 – wissenschaftliches Programm

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CPP: Fachverband Chemische Physik und Polymerphysik

CPP 30: Transport: Molecular Electronics and Photonics (jointly with CPP, HL, MA, O)

CPP 30.4: Vortrag

Mittwoch, 22. März 2017, 10:15–10:30, HSZ 201

Electronic transport properties of a tripodal molecular platform — •safa golrokh bahoosh, amin karimi, elke scheer, and fabian pauly — Department of Physics, University of Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany

Intensive studies on single-molecule junctions have been performed to explore the implementation of molecular-scale devices and to understand how the molecules transport charges[1]. While molecules with delocalized π-systems are the ideal compounds to form wires for electronic applications due to their expected high conductance, tripodal molecular platforms that points almost perpendicular to the surface, appear as promising candidates to establish a conducting path between two electrodes. To take into account these aspects, a 9,9’-spirobifluorene (SBF) platform has been introduced. By combining experimental and theoretical investigations of elastic and inelastic charge transport, we show that the current proceeds through the molecular "backbone" and identify a binding geometry that is compatible with the experimental observations in mechanically controlled break junctions[2]. The conductive molecular wire on the platform features a well-defined and relatively high conductance despite the length of the current path of more than 1.7 nm. If time permits, the possibility to use these molecules as a molecular toggle switch, as observed in subsequent studies with a scanning tunneling microscope, will be discussed.

[1] S. Aradhy, and L. Venkataraman, Nature Nanotechnol. 8, 399 (2013)

[2] M. A. Karimi, S. G. Bahoosh, M. Valášek, M. Bürkle, M. Mayor, F. Pauly, and E. Scheer, Nanoscale 8, 10582 (2016)

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