This special talk will be held by
National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute / Faculty of Chemical Technology
Higher adamantane analogs, i.e., diamondoids that occur in a large variety of shapes and sizes in natural oil bridge the gap between simple organic molecules and diamond. Resembling the part of hydrogen-terminated diamond lattice they are able to mimic some of the key electronic properties of natural diamond. Diamondoids thiols and phosphonates are useful for self-assembling on the metal and metal-oxide surfaces, respectively. The electronic devices thus obtained behave as effective monochromatic electron emitters: The coverage of metal surface with diamondoid causes ca. 13.000-fold increase of the electron gun emission power. The adducts of diamonodids with fullerenes display electric current rectification when deposited on the metal surfaces allowing to construct the first fully hydrocarbon monomolecular diode. Diamondoid dimers tailor the diamond-like materials with sp2-defects that influent the surface conductance properties. Recent applications of diamondoid derivatives in the construction of diamond-like nanoelectronic devices are discussed.