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Nanoelectromechanical switch operating by tunneling of an entire C-60 molecule

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  • Andrey V. Danilov
  • Hedegård, Per
  • Dimitrii S. Golubev
  • Thomas Bjørnholm
  • Sergey E. Kubatkin
We present a solid state single molecule electronic device where switching between two states with different conductance happens predominantly by tunneling of an entire C-60 molecule. This conclusion is based on a novel statistical analysis of similar to 10(5) switching events. The analysis yields (i) the relative contribution of tunneling, current induced heating and thermal fluctuations to the switching mechanism, (ii) the voltage dependent energy barrier (similar to 100-200 meV) separating the two states of the switch and (iii) the switching attempt frequency, omega(0) corresponding to a 2.8 meV mode, which is most likely rotational.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftNano Letters
Vol/bind8
Sider (fra-til)2393-2398
Antal sider6
ISSN1530-6984
StatusUdgivet - 2008

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