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Formation of single-electron-transistors using self-assembly of nanoparticle chains

Sobhan, Mushtaq A. and Ams, Martin and Withford, Michael J. and Goldys, Ewa M. (2010) Formation of single-electron-transistors using self-assembly of nanoparticle chains. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 12 (8). pp. 2831-2842.

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We present a single-step template-free self-assembly method for constructing 1D-chains and 1D-networks of Au-nanoparticles. The chains are formed by simply increasing the ion concentration of nanoparticle solution so that the attractive van der waals force prevails over the repulsive Coulomb interaction. A combination of this method and the previously developed charge trapping technique allows us to place the 1D-chains/networks at designed locations. Further, the nanoparticle structures are stable enough to withstand the subsequent e-beam lithographic processes for formation of nanoparticle-based electronics such as a single electron transistor. Prominent Coulomb oscillation was observed at temperatures as high as 120 K.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:9938
Deposited By:CSMNT
Deposited On:26 Dec 2010 12:51
Last Modified:26 Dec 2010 12:51

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