An electron donor-acceptor dyad has been designed for the creation of large-area molecular junctions (MJ). Diazonium cation electrografting was used to form well controlled monolayers. The robustness of the monolayer enabled the creation of MJs using direct top-coat evaporation with a high yield of operating devices.
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We thank the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, and Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR-15-CE09 0001-01) for their financial support. We also warmly thank B. Lemarque and P. Decorse for XPS analyses and discussions.