Prof. Richter Shachar

Affiliation:School of chemistry
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Postal Address:School of chemistry
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv 69978

Research Interest

Bio- and Molecular Electronics
The research in our group focuses on several aspects related to bio- and molecular electronics
The on going projects are
(i) Construction and characterization of molecular and bio-photonic based devices. We utilize a novel vertical molecular transistor to investigate key issues in molecular electronics. Among the ongoing research projects are: polaron formation, quantum capacitance, AC molecular transistors, molecular circuits and bio-inspired devices
 (ii)  Bio-composites. The unique properties of some natural proteins are exploited to prepare thin films bio-composites. These materials show excellent electrical, mechanical and optical properties that might be used in future for various applications

Top (left) Molecular quantum dot transistor. Top (right) investigation of the electrical properties of DNA-conjugated polymers micelles. Botomm (left) Plasmon enhancement of Photosystem I-Au nanoparticles. Bottom (right) molecular –based circuit

Selected Publications

  • Chemically controlled doping of gated molecular junctions. E. Mentovich, B. Belgorodsky, H. Cohen and S. Richter. Submitted.
  • Post CMOS transistors as a new platform for Molecular Electronics. E. Mentovich ans S. Richter. Submitted.
  • The electrical role of redox center in Azurin: a molecular electronics study. E. Mentovich and S. Richter. Submitted.
  • Evaluation of leakage currents and the gate oxide in vertical molecular transistors. E. Mentovich and S. Richter. Jpn. J. of Appl. Phys. 49, 01AB04 (2010).
  • High-yield fabrication of molecular vertical junctions. E. Mentovich, N. Rosenberg-Shraga, I. Kalifa, A. Tsukernik, N. Hendler, M. Gozin and S. Richter. J. Nanosci. Nanotec. In Press.
  • Peptide-based Spherulitic Films-formation and properties. N. Sidelman,Y. Rosenberg; and S.Richter . J.Coloid. Interf. Sci. 387-391 (2010).
  • Nanometer-Sized Active-Channel Molecular Quantum-Dot Transistor E. Mentovich, B. Belgorodsky, M. Gozin and S. Richter Adv. Mater. 22, 1–5 (2010). Including cover page.
  • Polarizability of DNA Block Copolymer Nanoparticles Observed by Electrostatic Force Microscopy. M. Sowann, M. Faroum E. Mentovich, I. Ibrahim, F.E. Alemdaroglu, M. Kwak, S.Richter, Herrmann. Macromol. Rapid Comm. 31, 1242–1246. (2010). Including Cover page.
  • Three Dimensional multifunctional molecular circuits. E. Mentovich, I. Kalif, N. Shraga, G. Arvushenko and S. Richter. J.Phys.Chem. Lett, 1574–1579 (2010).
  • Plasmon enhancement of the photosystem I assisted by metal nanoparticle antennas. I Carmeli, I. Lieberman, L. Kraversky, A. Govorov, G. Markovich and S. Richter. nano. Lett. 10, 1374–1382 (2010).
  • Construction and operation of sub-10 nm vertical molecular transistors. E. Mentovich and S. Richter. Proceedeings of the 3rd International Nanoelectronics Conference (INEC), 646-647 (2010).
  • Large-scale fabrication of 4-nm-channel vertical -proteins ambipolar transistor- Elad Mentovich, Bogdan Belgorodsky , Itsik Khalifa, S. Richter. Nano Lett., 9 1296–1300. (2009).