Single-molecule transistor gated with individual atoms

A team of physicists from the Paul-Drude-Institut für Festkörperelektronik (PDI) and the Freie Universität Berlin (FUB), Germany, the NTT Basic Research Laboratories (NTT-BRL), Japan, and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), United States, has used a scanning tunneling microscope to create a minute transistor consisting of a single molecule and a small number of atoms. The observed transistor action is markedly different from the conventionally expected behavior and could be important for future device technologies as well as for fundamental studies of electron transport in molecular nanostructures. The complete findings are published in the August 2015 issue of the journal Nature Physics.

1 Author J. Martinez-Blanco , C. Nacci , S.C. Erwin , K. Kanisawa , E. Locane , M. Thomas , F. von Oppen , P.W. Brouwer , S. Fölsch

Gating a single-molecule transistor with individual atoms

Source Nat. Phys. , 11 , 640 ( 2015 )
DOI : 10.1038/nphys3385 | 2700 Cite : Bibtex RIS
J. Martinez-Blanco, C. Nacci, S.C. Erwin, K. Kanisawa, E. Locane, M. Thomas, F. von Oppen, P.W. Brouwer, and S. Fölsch