Understanding Charge Transport in Molecular Electronics

J. G. Kushmerick, S. K. Pollack, J. C. Yang, J. Naciri, D. B. Holt, M. A. Ratner, R. Shashidhar

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For molecular electronics to become a viable technology the factors that control charge transport across a metal-molecule-metal junction need to be elucidated. We use an experimentally simple crossed-wire tunnel junction to interrogate how factors such as metal-molecule coupling, molecular structure, and the choice of metal electrode influence the current-voltage characteristics of a molecular junction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-290
Number of pages14
JournalAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003


  • Charge transport
  • Metal-molecule-metal junctions
  • Molecular electronics
  • Tunnel junctions

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  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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    Kushmerick, J. G., Pollack, S. K., Yang, J. C., Naciri, J., Holt, D. B., Ratner, M. A., & Shashidhar, R. (2003). Understanding Charge Transport in Molecular Electronics. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1006, 277-290. https://doi.org/10.1196/annals.1292.019