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New Measurement Techniques and Their Applications in Single Molecule Electronics

Abstract Studying charge transport through single molecules tethered between two metal electrodes is of fundamental importance in molecular electronics. Over the years, a variety of methods have been developed in attempts of performing such measurements. However, the limitation of these techniques is still one of the factors that prohibit one from gaining a thorough understanding of single molecule junctions. Firstly, the time resolution of experiments is typically limited to milli to microseconds, while molecular dynamics simulations are carried out on the time scale of pico to nanoseconds. A huge gap therefore persists between the theory and the experiments. This thesis demonstrates a nanosecond scale measurement of the gold atomic contact breakdo... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Guo, Shaoyin (Author) / Tao, Nongjian (Advisor) / Bennett, Peter (Committee member) / Ning, Cun-Zheng (Committee member) / Yu, Hongbin (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical engineering / Chemistry / Physics / charge transport / molecular eletronics / single molecule / STM-break junction
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 158 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Electrical Engineering 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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