Controlling Electron Transfer through Single Molecules
Final rept. 1 Jul 1996-31 Dec 1998
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIV MIAMI DEPT OF PHYSICS
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This project is aimed at probing electron transfer through a single molecule sandwiched between two electrodes source and drain in an electrolyte. The electron flow is controlled by the bias voltage between the electrodes, the separations between molecule and the electrodes as well as by a third electrode gate inserted into the electrolyte. The long-term goal of this project is to develop transistors and switches based on single molecules. Since transistors and switches are central components in every electronic circuit and devices based on single molecules are several orders of magnitude smaller than current semiconductor transistors, this project may lead to the ultimate miniaturization of analog and digital circuitry.
- Physical Chemistry
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment