Colloid and Polymer Science

, Volume 286, Issue 8, pp 1029–1037

Generation and electrical contacting of gold quantum dots

  • G. Schmid
  • T. Reuter
  • U. Simon
  • M. Noyong
  • K. Blech
  • V. Santhanam
  • D. Jäger
  • H. Slomka
  • H. Lüth
  • M. I. Lepsa
Original Contribution

DOI: 10.1007/s00396-008-1866-2

Cite this article as:
Schmid, G., Reuter, T., Simon, U. et al. Colloid Polym Sci (2008) 286: 1029. doi:10.1007/s00396-008-1866-2

Abstract

We report on first tries in generating a system of 20-nm-wide parallel bars as templates for conductive gold wires, decorated with Au55(PPh3)12Cl6 clusters. The electrical characterization of these quasi one-dimensional arrangements shows pronounced nonlinearity, reflecting charging effects on the small clusters. Furthermore, very first results on the generation of 2.5-nm bars are also reported.

Keywords

Hybrid materials Molecular electronics Quantum dots Self-assembled monolayers Nanostructures Nanowires Electrodes Nanoparticles Conductivity 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Schmid
    • 1
  • T. Reuter
    • 1
  • U. Simon
    • 2
    • 5
  • M. Noyong
    • 2
  • K. Blech
    • 2
  • V. Santhanam
    • 2
  • D. Jäger
    • 3
  • H. Slomka
    • 3
  • H. Lüth
    • 4
  • M. I. Lepsa
    • 4
  1. 1.Universität Duisburg-EssenEssenGermany
  2. 2.RWTH Aachen UniversityJülich-Aachen Research Alliance (JARA)AachenGermany
  3. 3.Universität Duisburg-EssenDuisburgGermany
  4. 4.Forschungszentrum Jülich (IBN-1)Jülich-Aachen Research Alliance (JARA)JülichGermany
  5. 5.Institute of Inorganic ChemistryRWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany

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