ROBERT M. METZGER
molecular electronics, electrical conductivity in organic crystals,
unimolecular organic rectifiers
B.A., 1962, University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., 1968,
California Institute of Technology; Postdoctoral Research Associate,
1969-1971, Stanford University.
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Dr. Robert M. Metzger has been a professor of Chemistry and Materials Science at the University of Alabama since 1986. He was born of Hungarian parents in Yokohama, Japan and educated in Merano, Italy, He received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1962 (where he worked with Willard F. Libby) and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology in 1968 (advisor: Harden McConnell). He held a post-doctoral position at Stanford University and rose through the academic ranks in the Chemistry Department of the University of Mississippi (1971-1986), ending as Coulter Professor of Chemistry. His research interests encompass single-crystal X-ray crystallography, electron paramagnetic resonance, Madelung energies of organic metals, organic and cuprate superconductors, magnetic materials, Langmuir-Blodgett films and (for the last 20 years) unimolecular devices, He has published more than 218 articles, edited four books (one more in press), organized three international conferences, and has written a graduate-level textbook "The Physical Chemist's Toolbox" (in press). He directed the research of 14 Ph.D. students and one M.S. student. He has been a guest professor or researcher at the Universities of Heidelberg, Bordeaux, Copenhagen, Florence, Kyoto, Padua, Parma, Rennes, Vienna, Delft, and is now concurrently Mercator Professor of Chemistry at the Technical University of Dresden, Germany. He was the recipient of the 1998 Blackmon-Moody Faculty Award at the University of Alabama. He has presented lectures in 30 foreign countries, and also is very fluent in Hungarian, Italian, French and German.
"Unimolecular electronics." Metzger, R. M. J. Mater.
Chem. 18, 4364-4396 (2008).
"Unimolecular electronic devices." Metzger, R. M. Intell.
Mater., 205-230 (2008).
"Elastic and inelastic electron tunneling spectroscopy of
a new rectifying monolayer." Honciuc, A.; Metzger, R. M.; Gong,
A.; Spangler, C. W. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 129, 8310-8319 (2007).
"Unimolecular rectification of monolayers of CH3C(O)S-C14H28Q+-3CNQ- and
by self-assembly, Langmuir-Blodgett, and Langmuir-Schaefer techniques." Jaiswal,
A.; Rajagopal, D.; Lakshmikantham, M. V.; Cava, M. P.; Metzger, R. M. Phys.
Chem. Chem. Phys. 9, 4007-4017 (2007).
of Charge-Transfer Bands and Rectification in Hexadecylquinolinium 7,7,8-Tricyanoquinodimethanide
and Its Tetrafluoro Analog." Honciuc, A.; Otsuka, A.; Wang, Y.-H.;
McElwee, S. K.; Woski, S. A.; Saito, G.; Metzger, R. M. J. Phys. Chem.
B 110, 15085-15093 (2006).
and Rectification of Three Donor-Sigma-Acceptor Compounds, Consisting
of a One-Electron Donor (Pyrene or Ferrocene), a One-Electron Acceptor
(Perylenebisimide), and a C19 Swallowtail." Shumate,
W. J.; Mattern, D. L.; Jaiswal, A.; Dixon, D. A.; White, T. R.; Burgess,
J.; Honciuc, A.; Metzger, R. M. J. Phys. Chem. B 110, 11146-11159
Rectification in a Langmuir-Schaefer Monolayer of Fullerene-bis-[4-diphenylamino-4''-(N-ethyl-N-2'''-ethyl)amino-1,4-diphenyl-1,3-butadiene]
Malonate between Au Electrodes." Honciuc, A.; Jaiswal, A.; Gong,
A.; Ashworth, K.; Spangler, C. W.; Peterson, I. R.; Dalton, L. R.; Metzger,
R. M. J. Phys. Chem. B 109, 857-871 (2005).
Solution to Langmuir-Blodgett Films: Spectroscopic Study of a Zwitterionic
Dye." Terenziani, F.; Painelli, A.; Girlando, A.; Metzger, R.
M. J. Phys. Chem. B, 108, 10743-10750 (2004).
rectification in a monolayer of zwitterions assembled by either physisorption
or chemisorption." Jaiswal, A.; Amaresh, R. R.; Lakshmikantham,
M. V.; Honciuc, A.; Cava, M. P.; Metzger, R. M., Langmuir, 19,
Electrical Rectifiers”, R. M. Metzger, Chem. Reviews
103, 3803-3834 (2003).
Science and Technology of Fullerene Materials, Patrick Bernier,
Donald S. Bethune, Long Y. Chiang, Thomas W. Ebbesen, Robert M. Metzger,
and John W. Mintmire, Eds., Mater. Res. Soc. Symp.Proc., Vol. 359,
MRS: Pittsburgh, PA (1995).
Lower-Dimensional Systems and Molecular Electronics, R. M. Metzger,
P. Day, and G. C. Papavassiliou, Editors, NATO ASI Ser. B248, Plenum:
New York (1990).
R. M. Metzger, Editor, High-Temperature Superconductivity: The First
Two Years , Gordon and Breach: New York (1988).
Crystal Cohesion and Conformational Energies, R. M. Metzger,
Editor, Topics in Curr.ent Physics Vol. 26, Springer: Berlin (1981).
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