Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home

Single Charge Electronics with Gold Nanoparticles and Organic Monolayers

  • O. Pluchery (a1), L. Caillard (a1) (a2), A. Rynder (a1) (a2), F. Rochet (a3), Y. Zhang (a4), M. Salmeron (a4) and Y. J. Chabal (a2)...

Abstract

Gold nanoparticles can be used as ultimate electrical materials for storing electrons or controlling their flow for the next generation nano-electronic devices. These particles are the core element of assemblies where the electrical current is reduced to the smallest possible since electrons are controlled one by one by using the Coulomb blockade phenomenon. We prepared colloidal gold nanoparticles beteween 4 and 15 nm and grafted them on a grafted organic monolayer (GOM) on silicon. GOM are highly ordered monolayers prepared by hydrosilylation of alkene molecules and subsequently modified with an amine group so that gold nanoparticles can be firmly immobilized on top of the layer. We discuss several electrical properties at a single electron level. Using the conductive tip of KPFM, we were also able to reveal the spontaneous charging behavior of the gold nanoparticles so that the local work function of a 10 nm gold nanoparticle is only 3.7 eV. By placing an STM tip above a nanoparticle, Coulomb blockade allows controlling the number of electrons simultaneously injected in the nanoparticle. This opens the way for new kinds of single electron memories or single electron transistors.

Copyright

References

Hide All
[1] Louis, C., Pluchery, O. (Eds.), Gold Nanoparticles for Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Imperial College Press, London, 2012, p. 395.10.1142/p815
[2] Widmann, D., Behm, R. J., Accounts of Chemical Research 47 (2014) 740749.10.1021/ar400203e
[3] Okumura, M., Haruta, M., Catalysis Today (2015).
[4] Wong, K., Vongehr, S., Kresin, V. V., Phys. Rev. B 67 (2003) 035406.10.1103/PhysRevB.67.035406
[5] Hüfner, S., Photoelectron spectroscopy, principles and applications, Springer 2003.10.1007/978-3-662-09280-4
[6] Wood, D. M., Phys. Rev. Lett. 46 (1981) 749–749.10.1103/PhysRevLett.46.749
[7] Hontanon, E., Kruis, F. E., Aerosol Science and Technology 42 (2008) 310323.10.1080/02786820802054244
[8] Zhou, L., Zachariah, M. R., Chem. Phys. Lett. 525-26 (2012) 7781.10.1016/j.cplett.2011.11.045
[9] Stehlik, S., Petit, T., Girard, H. A., Kromka, A., Arnault, J.-C., Rezek, B., Journal of Nanoparticle Research 16 (2014).10.1007/s11051-014-2364-8
[10] Pluchery, O., SPIE Newsroom (2015).
[11] Terry, J., Linford, M. R., Wigren, C., Cao, R., Pianetta, P., Chidsey, C. E. D., Appl. Phys. Let. 71 (1997) 10561058.10.1063/1.119726
[12] Cicero, R. L., Linford, M. R., Chidsey, C. E. D., Langmuir 16 (2000) 56885695.10.1021/la9911990
[13] Seitz, O., Boecking, T., Salomon, A., Gooding, J. J., Cahen, D., Langmuir 22 (2006) 69156922.10.1021/la060718d
[14] de Smet, L. C. P. M., Pukin, A. V., Sun, Q.-Y., Eves, B. J., Lopinski, G. P., Visser, G. M., Zuilhof, H., Sudhölter, E. J. R., Appl. Surf. Sc. 252 (2005) 2430.10.1016/j.apsusc.2005.01.107
[15] Faucheux, A., Gouget-Laemmel, A. C., Henry de Villeneuve, C., Boukherroub, R., Ozanam, F., Allongue, P., Chazalviel, J. N., Langmuir 22 (2006) 153162.10.1021/la052145v
[16] Fellah, S., Boukherroub, R., Ozanam, F., Chazalviel, J. N., Langmuir 20 (2004) 63596364.10.1021/la049672j
[17] Boukherroub, R., Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science 9 (2005) 6672.10.1016/j.cossms.2006.03.006
[18] Li, Y., Calder, S., Yaffe, O., Cahen, D., Haick, H., Kronik, L., Zuilhof, H., Langmuir 28 (2012) 99209929.10.1021/la3010568
[19] Thissen, P., Seitz, O., Chabal, Y. J., Progr. Surf. Sci. 87 (2012) 272290.10.1016/j.progsurf.2012.10.003
[20] Aureau, D., Varin, Y., Roodenko, K., Seitz, O., Pluchery, O., Chabal, Y. J., Phys, J.. Chem. C 114 (2010) 1418014186.
[21] Caillard, L., Seitz, O., Campbell, P., Doherty, R., Lamic-Humblot, A.-F., Lacaze, E., Chabal, Y. J., Pluchery, O., Langmuir 29 (2013) 50665073.10.1021/la304971v
[22] Caillard, L., Sattayaporn, S., Lamic-Humblot, A.-F., Casale, S., Campbell, P., Chabal, Y. J., Pluchery, O., Nanotechnology 26 (2015) 065301.10.1088/0957-4484/26/6/065301
[23] Higashi, G. S., Chabal, Y. J., Trucks, G. W., Raghavachari, K., Appl. Phys. Let. 56 (1990) 656658.10.1063/1.102728
[24] Pluchery, O., Caillard, L., Benbalagh, R., Gallet, J.-J., Bournel, F., Zhang, Y., Lamic-Humblot, A. F., Salmeron, M., Chabal, Y. J., Rochet, F., Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (submitted).
[25] Kimling, J., Maier, M., Okenve, B., Kotaidis, V., Ballot, H., Plech, A., Phys, J.. Chem. B 110 (2006) 1570015707.10.1021/jp061667w
[26] Grabar, K. C., Allison, K. J., Baker, B. E., Bright, R. M., Brown, K. R., Freeman, R. G., Fox, A. P., Keating, C. D., Musick, M. D., Natan, M. J., Langmuir 12 (1996) 23532361.10.1021/la950561h
[27] Qu, X. H., Peng, Z. Q., Jiang, X., Dong, S. J., Langmuir 20 (2004) 25192522.10.1021/la035558+
[28] Himpsel, F. J., Hollinger, G., Pollak, R. A., Phys. Rev. B 28 (1983) 70147018.10.1103/PhysRevB.28.7014
[29] Sze, S. M., Physics of Semiconductor Devices, John Wiley & Sons, New-York, 1981, p. 868.
[30] Segev, L., Salomon, A., Natan, A., Cahen, D., Kronik, L., Amy, F., Chan, C. K., Kahn, A., Phys. Rev. B 74 (2006) 165323 10.1103/PhysRevB.74.165323
[31] Zhang, Y., Pluchery, O., Caillard, L., Lamic-Humblot, A.-F., Casale, S., Chabal, Y. J., Salmeron, M., Nano Letters 15 (2015) 5155.10.1021/nl503782s
[32] Likharev, K. K., Proc. IEEE 87 (1999) 606632.10.1109/5.752518
[33] Ray, V., Subramanian, R., Bhadrachalam, P., Ma, Liang-Chieh, Kim, C.-U., Koh, S. J., Nature Nanotechnology 3 (2008) 603608.10.1038/nnano.2008.267
[34] Homberger, M., Simon, U., Roy, Philos. T.. Soc. A 368 (2010) 14051453.

Keywords

Single Charge Electronics with Gold Nanoparticles and Organic Monolayers

  • O. Pluchery (a1), L. Caillard (a1) (a2), A. Rynder (a1) (a2), F. Rochet (a3), Y. Zhang (a4), M. Salmeron (a4) and Y. J. Chabal (a2)...

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed