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Electron transport in nanotube-molecular wire hybrids

Fagas, Giorgos ; Cuniberti, Gianaurelio ; Richter, Klaus
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 05 Aug 2009 13:29


Abstract

We study contact effects on electron transport across a molecular wire sandwiched between two semi-infinite (carbon) nanotube leads as a model for nanoelectrodes. Employing the Landauer scattering matrix approach, we find that the conductance is very sensitive to parameters such as the coupling strength and geometry of the contact. The conductance exhibits markedly different behavior in ...

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