Application of a non-equilibrium Green's function method to electrical transport through single molecular-assembled metallic nanoparticles

Yongqiang Xue, Mark A. Ratner

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We describe a theory of coulomb blockade of tunneling through molecular-assembled metallic nanoparticles based on the Non-equilibrium Green's function method. We apply the theory to study current transport through a single metallic nanoparticle connected to the leads through two molecular bridges with arbitrary metal-molecule coupling and electron-molecular vibration coupling. We present model calculations of the current-voltage characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-184
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - Jul 28 2003
EventBioinspired Nanoscale Hybrid Systems - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Dec 2 2002Dec 4 2002


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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