Egbert Zojer

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Self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) of organic molecules provide an important tool to tune the work function of electrodes in plastic electronics and significantly improve device performance. Also, the energetic alignment of the frontier molecular orbitals in the SAM with the Fermi energy of a metal electrode dominates charge transport in single-molecule(More)
The modification of electrode surfaces by depositing self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) provides the possibility for controlled adjustment of various key parameters in organic and molecular electronic devices. Most important among them are the work function of the electrode and the relative alignment of its Fermi level with the conducting states in the SAM(More)
C60 adsorbed on a monolayer of hexaazatriphenylene-hexanitrile (HATCN) on Ag(111) is investigated by ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS) and scanning tunneling microscopy. UPS and quantum-mechanical modeling show that HATCN chemisorbed on Ag(111) displays metallic character. This metallic molecular layer decouples C60 electronically from the Ag(More)
Alexandre Tkatchenko, Lorenz Romaner, Oliver T. Hofmann, Egbert Zojer, Claudia Ambrosch-Draxl, and Matthias Scheffler actions play a noticeable role even for chemisorption when strong chemical bonds are formed between docking groups of a molecule and the substrate (e.g., for self-assembled monolayers [SAMs] bonded to gold by thiolates).10 Here they can(More)
The degenerate and nondegenerate two-photon absorption (2PA) spectra for a symmetric and an asymmetric fluorene derivative were experimentally measured in order to determine the effect of intermediate state resonance enhancement (ISRE) on the 2PA cross section delta. The ability to tune the individual photon energies in the nondegenerate 2PA (ND-2PA)(More)
Extended bis(donor)-substituted squaraine chromophores exhibit very high two-photon cross-sections (as high as 33 000 GM) in the near-IR; these can be attributed to the combination of large transition dipoles with small detuning energies. The modulus of the third-order nonlinear optical susceptibility at 1.3 mum has been found to be 7.0 x 10-11 esu for one(More)
The electronic properties and the function of hybrid inorganic-organic systems (HIOS) are intimately linked to their interface geometry. Here we show that the inclusion of the many-body collective response of the substrate electrons inside the inorganic bulk enables us to reliably predict the HIOS geometries and energies. This is achieved by the combination(More)
Self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) of organic molecules generally modify the surface properties when covalently linked to substrates. In organic electronics, SAMs are used to fine-tune the work functions of inorganic electrodes, thereby minimizing the energy barriers for injection or extraction of charge carriers into or out of an active organic layer; a(More)
Interface energetics are of fundamental importance in organic and molecular electronics. By combining complementary experimental techniques and first-principles calculations, we resolve the complex interplay among several interfacial phenomena that collectively determine the electronic structure of the strong electron acceptor(More)