Fluorine-doped tin oxide surfaces modified by self-assembled alkanethiols for thin-film devices

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Abstract

In this work, we have investigated self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) from alkanethiols on fluorine-doped tin oxide (FTO) surfaces, which were used as an anode for thin-film devices prepared from the conductive copolymer so-called sulfonated poly(thiophene-3-[2-(2-methoxyethoxy) ethoxy]-2,5-diyl) (S-P3MEET). The assembled monolayers were characterized by using wetting contact angle, atomic force microscopy, and electrical measurements. The results indicated that dodecanethiol molecules, CH 3 (CH 2 ) 11 SH, were well assembled on the FTO surfaces. In addition, it was found similar values of wetting contact angle for dodecanethiol assembled on both FTO and Au surfaces. Concerning the thin-film device, current-voltage analysis revealed a hysteresis. This behavior was associated to a charge-trapping effect and also to structural changes of the SAMs. Finally, charge injection capability of tin oxide electrodes can be improved by using SAMs and then this approach can plays an important role in molecular-scale electronic devices. © 2013 Published by Elsevier B.V.

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Alves, A. C. T., Gomes, D. J. C., Silva, J. R., & Silva, G. B. (2013). Fluorine-doped tin oxide surfaces modified by self-assembled alkanethiols for thin-film devices. Applied Surface Science, 279, 67–70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2013.04.025

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