Indiana University Department of Chemistry Indiana University Department of Chemistry - Amar Flood Research Group Indiana University Department of Chemistry - Amar Flood Research Group Indiana university Bloomington

Past Research Projects

 

A. Redox Active Molecular Wires from Mixed-Valency (2005–2007)

This research addresses the needs of the microelectronics community to extend Moore's Law. Mixed-valent (MV) coordination compounds (Figure 1) that have delocalized systems will be targeted. Such molecules are attractive systems to transfer from solution to devices in a systematic manner based on (1) structure-property relationships and (2) structurally-sensitive spectroscopy. One component of this research relies upon the development of synthetic methods to functionalize ligands with thiol-based "alligator clips". Secondly, solution-phase Raman spectra will be used to show how the molecular wires behave under bias (+/–) employing self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) as stepping-stones to devices. Their electronic and spectroscopic behavior will be characterized in half devices.

This project was funded by the NSF NER program.

• Whence Molecular Electronics? (178 citations)
Flood, A. H.; Stoddart, J. F.; Steuerman, D. W.; Heath, J. R., Science 2004, 306, 2055-2056.