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Nanomechanical electron shuttle consisting of a gold nanoparticle embedded within the gap between two gold electrodes


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Moskalenko, A. V., Gordeev, S. N., Koentjoro, O. F., Raithby, P. R., French, R. W., Marken, F. and Savel’ev, S. E., 2009. Nanomechanical electron shuttle consisting of a gold nanoparticle embedded within the gap between two gold electrodes. Physical Review B, 79 (24), 241403.

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Abstract

Nanomechanical shuttles transferring electrons from one electrode to another, in groups or individually, offer a solution to the problem of controlled charge transport. We report the fabrication of shuttle junctions consisting of a gold nanoparticle embedded within the gap between two gold electrodes and attached to them through a monolayer of molecular “springs.” When a voltage bias is applied, the nanoparticle starts to oscillate, transferring electrons from one electrode to the other. Measured I-V characteristics have been compared with the results of computer simulations.

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsMoskalenko, A. V., Gordeev, S. N., Koentjoro, O. F., Raithby, P. R., French, R. W., Marken, F. and Savel’ev, S. E.
DOI10.1103/PhysRevB.79.241403
DepartmentsFaculty of Science > Physics
Faculty of Science > Chemistry
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code21865

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