Incorporating Molecular Monolayers into Electronic Devices
Adina Scott of Purdue University explores recent interest into incorporating
molecular monolayers into electronic devices for sensing, nanoelectronic, energy
conversion and biological applications. Device properties can be modulated using
surface chemistry, leading to flexible fabrication schemes and new system functionalities.
Examine key challenges related to the fabrication, structural characterization
and electrical properties of such systems. Look at results for metal-molecule-silicon
devices in which the electronic transport is governed by the interplay between
the molecular-electronic properties and silicon bandstructure, enabling novel
hybrid organic/semiconductor functionality.
Combining these device concepts with optically-, biologically- or electrically-active
molecular layers will result in new classes of hybrid devices with the potential
for low-cost, highly-integrated systems.
Run time: 55.58 mins