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A single molecule switch based on two Pd nanocrystals linked by a conjugated dithiol

Agrawal, Ved Varun and Thomas, Reji and Kulkarni, G. U. and Rao, C. N. R. (2005) A single molecule switch based on two Pd nanocrystals linked by a conjugated dithiol. PRAMANA journal of physics, 65 (5). p. 769.

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Abstract

Tunneling spectroscopy measurements have been carried out on a single molecule device formed by two Pd nanocrystals (dia. $\sim$5 nm) electronically coupled by a conducting molecule, dimercaptodiphenylacetylene. The $I$--$V$ data, obtained by positioning the tip over a nanocrystal electrode, exhibit negative differential resistance (NDR) on a background M-I-M characteristics. The NDR feature occurs at $\sim$0.67 V at 300 K and shifts to a higher bias of 1.93 V at 90 K. When the tip is held in the middle region of the device, a Coulomb blockade region is observed ($\pm$$\sim$0.3 V).

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanophysics
Material Science > Nanochemistry
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
ID Code:3632
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:19 Jan 2009 09:09
Last Modified:19 Jan 2009 09:09

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