Fabrication and characterization of nanoscale n-channel (PDI8-CN

L. Parlato, E. Sarnelli, V. La Ferrara, M. Barra, F. Chiarella, F. Chianese, P. Delli Veneri, A. Cassinese

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In this paper, nanoscale organic two-terminal devices, based on evaporated films of a perylene diimide derivative (PDI8-CN2) and with channel lengths ranging from 1 μm down to 50 nm, have been fabricated by using Focused Ion Beam technique. Devices have been characterized in terms of I–V curves at several temperatures and perylene diimide nanochannels displayed a measurable electrical conduction even at temperatures lower than 50 K. The recorded experimental data stressed the electrical response according to the channel size. Investigation of nanoscale devices allowed us to study the nature of the charge injection and to estimate the energy barrier and the factors influencing it.
Original languageEnglish
Article number584
Pages (from-to)-
JournalApplied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2017


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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Parlato, L., Sarnelli, E., La Ferrara, V., Barra, M., Chiarella, F., Chianese, F., Delli Veneri, P., & Cassinese, A. (2017). Fabrication and characterization of nanoscale n-channel (PDI8-CN. Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing, 123(9), -. [584]. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00339-017-1206-9