Nijhuis CA1, Reus WF, Siegel AC, Whitesides GM.
J Am Chem Soc. 2011 Oct 5;133(39):15397-411. doi: 10.1021/ja201223n. Epub 2011 Sep 14.This paper describes the performance of junctions based on self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) as the functional element of a half-wave rectifier (a simple circuit that converts, or rectifies, an alternating current (AC) signal to a direct current (DC) signal). Junctions with SAMs of 11-(ferrocenyl)-1-undecanethiol or 11-(biferrocenyl)-1-undecanethiol on ultraflat, template-stripped Ag (Ag(TS)) bottom electrodes, and contacted by top electrodes of eutectic indium-gallium (EGaIn), rectified AC signals, while similar junctions based on SAMs of 1-undecanethiol-SAMs lacking the ferrocenyl terminal group-did not. Read More