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Molecular rectification with M|(D-σ-A LB film)|M junctions

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Patrick Briddon


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Molecular materials of the form electron donor-sigma-bridge-electron acceptor (D-σ-A) have been synthesized and incorporated into non- centrosymmetric Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) multilayer structures. Electrical characterization has been performed using a metal|(Z-type LB film)|metal (M|LB|M) junction construction. Current density-voltage data demonstrate striking rectification behaviour. Computational modelling of the electronic structure of the material has been carried out using a first principles, density functional approach. Possible conduction mechanisms are discussed with reference to the results of this modelling.

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Author(s): Brady AC, Hodder B, Martin AS, Sambles JR, Ewels CP, Jones R, Briddon PR, Musa AM, Panetta CA, Mattern DL

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Materials Chemistry

Year: 1999

Volume: 9

Issue: 9

Pages: 2271-2275

Print publication date: 01/01/1999

ISSN (print): 0959-9428

ISSN (electronic): 1364-5501

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry


DOI: 10.1039/a902107h


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