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Publication Citation: Automated Patterning of Nanoscale Metal-Molecule-Metal Junctions on Self-Assembled Monolayers

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Author(s): J C. Garno; Christopher D. Zangmeister; J Batteas;
Title: Automated Patterning of Nanoscale Metal-Molecule-Metal Junctions on Self-Assembled Monolayers
Published: July 01, 2007
Abstract: Automated scanned probe lithography has been employed to form nanoscale Cu structures through electroless metal deposition onto patterned carboxylic acid terminated self-assembled monolayers. Using this approach, Cu structures of ~ 40 nm 200 nm in lateral dimension by ~ 4 nm 6 nm in thickness were formed. Precise control of the patterning process and deposition solution conditions affords sub-nm control of the patterned architectures. The application of this process for the construction of organic based optoeletronics is discussed.
Citation: Journal of the American Chemical Society
Volume: 23
Pages: pp. 7874 - 7879
Keywords: AFM;molecular electronics;nanolithography;nanoscale materials;optolectronics
Research Areas: Nanotechnology