Formation of Au-silane bonds

Shira Yochelis*, Eran Katzir, Yoav Kalcheim, Vitaly Gutkin, Oded Millo, Yossi Paltiel

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Many intriguing aspects of molecular electronics are attributed to organic-inorganic interactions, yet charge transfer through such junctions still requires fundamental study. Recently, there is a growing interest in anchoring groups, which considered dominating the charge transport. With this respect, we choose to investigate self-assembly of disilane molecules sandwiched between gold surface and gold nanoparticles. These assemblies are found to exhibit covalent bonds not only between the anchoring Si groups and the gold surfaces but also in plane crosslinks that increase the monolayer stability. Finally, using scanning tunneling spectroscopy we demonstrate that the disilane molecules provide strong electrical coupling between the Au nanoparticles and a superconductor substrate.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number903761
JournalJournal of Nanotechnology
StatePublished - 2012


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