Gutiérrez, Rafael and Fagas, Giorgos and Richter, Klaus and Grossmann, Frank and Schmidt, Rüdiger (2003) Conductance of a molecular junction mediated by unconventional metal-induced gap states. Europhysics Letters 62 (1), pp. 90-96.
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The conductance of a molecular junction is commonly determined by either charge-transfer doping, where alignment of the Fermi energy to the molecular levels is achieved, or tunnelling through the tails of molecular resonances within the highest-occupied and lowest-unoccupied molecular-orbital gap. Here, we present an alternative mechanism where electron transport is dominated by electrode surface states. They give rise to metallization of the molecular bridge and additional, pronounced conductance resonances allowing for substantial tailoring of its electronic properties via, e.g., a gate voltage. This is demonstrated in a field-effect geometry of a fullerene bridge between two metallic carbon nanotubes.
|Institutions:||Physics > Institute of Theroretical Physics > Chair Professor Richter > Group Klaus Richter|
|Projects:||Graduiertenkolleg Nichtlinearität und Nichtgleichgewicht|
|Subjects:||500 Science > 530 Physics|
|Refereed:||Yes, this version has been refereed|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Yes|
|Deposited On:||20 Mar 2007|
|Last Modified:||05 Aug 2009 13:30|