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Interface Engineering for Nanoelectronics

Published

Author(s)

Christina A. Hacker, Robert C. Bruce, Sujitra J. Pookpanratana

Abstract

Innovation in the electronics industry is tied to interface engineering as devices increasingly incorporate new materials and shrink. Molecular layers offer a versatile means of tuning interfacial electronic, chemical, physical, and magnetic properties enabled by a wide variety of molecules available. This paper will describe three instances where we manipulate molecular interfaces with a specific focus on the nanometer scale characterization and the impact on the resulting performance. The three primary themes include, 1-designer interfaces, 2-electronic junction formation, and 3-advancing metrology for nanoelectronics. We show the ability to engineer interfaces through a variety of techniques and demonstrate the impact on technologies such as molecular memory and spin injection for organic electronics. Underpinning the successful modification of interfaces is the ability to accurately characterize the chemical and electronic properties and we will highlight some measurement advances key to our understanding of the interface engineering for nanoelectronics.
Citation
ECS Transactions
Volume
80
Issue
1

Keywords

molecular electronics, interface engineering, nanoelectronics

Citation

Hacker, C. , Bruce, R. and Pookpanratana, S. (2017), Interface Engineering for Nanoelectronics, ECS Transactions, [online], https://doi.org/10.1149/08001.0119ecst (Accessed September 22, 2021)
Created August 16, 2017, Updated November 10, 2018