Electron Transfer across Self-Assembled Monolayers

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 9:15am
STAMI Industrial Partners Day Keynote Address
Prof. George M. Whitesides
Harvard University
Historic Academy of Medicine, Atlanta GA

This talk will describe the development and use of a junction (the “EGaIn” junction) based on insulating self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) sandwiched between two metal electrodes—one usually gold or silver, and the other a low-melting liquid eutectic alloy of gallium and indium—and the use of these systems to study mechanisms of electron transfer by tunneling across them. This talk characterizes this junction as a tool that is exceptionally useful in physical-organic studies of charge (hole) transport by tunneling through organic molecules, and describes the emerging picture of tunneling of charge through organic insulators that emerges from these studies.

This lecture is the Keynote Address associated with the STAMI Industrial Partners Day and Exposition

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