Molecule-Independent Electrical Switching in Pt/Organic Monolayer/Ti Devices

D. R. Stewart*, D. A A Ohlberg, P. A. Beck, Y. Chen, R. Stanley Williams, J. O. Jeppesen, K. A. Nielsen, J. Fraser Stoddart

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Electronic devices comprising a Langmuir-Blodgett molecular monolayer sandwiched between planar platinum and titanium metal electrodes functioned as switches and tunable resistors over a 102-105 Ω range under current or voltage control. Reversible hysteretic switching and resistance tuning was qualitatively similar for three very different molecular species, indicating a generic switching mechanism dominated by electrode properties or electrode/molecule interfaces, rather than molecule-specific behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-136
Number of pages4
JournalNano letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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