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Thursday, 28 October 2010
(at 13:00 in room 115, Hallwachsstr. 3)
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Metal/molecule multilayers - a new design tool for Molecular Electronics?

Hans-Gerd Boyen

Institute for materials research (IMO)
Hasselt University
  Belgium  






Small organic molecules confined between metal electrodes are in the focus of interest for several decades now since they offer the prospects of becoming active components in ultra-high density nanoelectronic devices. In order to increase the functionality of such devices in the future, a significant increase in complexity of their architecture might be required. As a vision, combina\ADtions of different molecular layers which can electrically be con\ADtacted by individual metal electrodes could serve as a new platform for this ambitious aim. Thus, it appears rather appealing to extend the current sandwich design (one organic layer involved) to a molecular double-decker and, finally, to a molecular multilayer thereby allowing to further increase the packing density of the nanoelectronic building blocks as well. Here, we will discuss important issues related to the design and experimental realization of metal/molecule hybrid structures comprising two independent molecular layers separated by a (still) metallic interlayer with mono-atomic height.

Brief Bio:

University studies "High School Level Teaching" in Mathematics and Physics (''1. Staats-examen'') and Physics Diploma at TH Karlsruhe. Ph.D. in Physics in 1990 from TH Karlsruhe about photoemission studies on amorphous metals. Lateron, working as a post-doc in the Institute of Physics, Basel University (Switzerland) on surface and interface effects in disordered systems; Habilitation in 1996; from 1997 senior scientist in the Solid State Physics Department, Ulm University studying physical and chemical properties of nanoparticles and clusters at surfaces. In 2007, appointment as a full professor at Hasselt University (Belgium) building up the "Nanostructure Physics Group" at the Institute for Materials Research.

Invited by G. Cuniberti

Within the nanoSeminar

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