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Energy-Level Alignment and Work Function Shifts for Thiol-Bound Monolayers of Conjugated Molecules Self-Assembled on Ag, Cu, Au, and Pt

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Author(s)

Christopher D. Zangmeister, Laura B. Picraux, Roger D. van Zee, Yuxing Yao, J M. Tour

Abstract

Photoemission spectra have been used to determine the energy-level alignment and work function of monolayers of 4,4'-bis-(phenylethynyl)benzenethiol, 2 naphthalene thiol, and 3-(naphthalen-2-yl)propane-1-thiol self-assembled on Ag, Cu, Au, and Pt. For each monolayer, the alignment of the highest-occupied molecular orbital relative to Fermi level and the work function was independent of substrate.
Citation
Applied Physics Letters
Volume
442
Issue
4-6

Keywords

molecular electronics, photoemission, self-assembled monolayers

Citation

Zangmeister, C. , Picraux, L. , van, R. , Yao, Y. and Tour, J. (2007), Energy-Level Alignment and Work Function Shifts for Thiol-Bound Monolayers of Conjugated Molecules Self-Assembled on Ag, Cu, Au, and Pt, Applied Physics Letters (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created July 1, 2007, Updated February 19, 2017