Nanopatterned crossbar structures for molecular electronics

D. He, B. T. Saw, K. H. A. Lau, O. Wilhelmi, H. O. Moser, S. O'Shea

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Nano-patterned crossbar structures were fabricated as test structures for the development of nanoelectronic devices based on functional molecules. The crossbar structures serve as a platform for testing electronic properties of molecules and their interface to metal electrodes. The fabrication of the crossbar structures involved electron-beam lithography of sub-100-nm features aligned to electrodes pre-patterned by LTV lithography and the deposition of and pattern transfer into an intermediate layer. The molecules to be tested were self-assembled as a monolayer on the nanopatterned area. The top electrode structures were subsequently deposited on top of the intermediate layer. The crossbar architecture allows measuring the current-voltage characteristics across the molecules for each crossing point individually.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Journal of Nanoscience
EditorsW. Zhou, B. Ngoi, G.C. Lim
Place of PublicationSingapore
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event1st International Conference on Nanotechnology (Nanotech 2004) - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 13 Jul 200417 Jul 2004

Publication series

NameInternational Journal of Nanoscience Series
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Company
ISSN (Print)0219-581X


Conference1st International Conference on Nanotechnology (Nanotech 2004)


  • molecular monolayer
  • crossbar
  • molecular electronics
  • self-assembly
  • fabrication devices
  • nanopatterned


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