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1-Nanometer-Sized Active-Channel Molecular Quantum-Dot Transistor

Authors

  • Elad D. Mentovich,

    1. School of Chemistry Tel Aviv University Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, 69998 (Israel)
    2. University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Tel Aviv University Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, 69998 (Israel)
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  • Bogdan Belgorodsky,

    1. School of Chemistry Tel Aviv University Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, 69998 (Israel)
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  • Itsik Kalifa,

    1. University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Tel Aviv University Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, 69998 (Israel)
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  • Shachar Richter

    Corresponding author
    1. School of Chemistry Tel Aviv University Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, 69998 (Israel)
    2. University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Tel Aviv University Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, 69998 (Israel)
    • School of Chemistry Tel Aviv University Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, 69998 (Israel).
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Abstract

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The properties of a molecular quantum dot system are investigated using a novel structure of vertical molecular transistor. This C60-based device can be operated in two new modes: voltage-controlled switching and gate-controlled hysteresis. A polaron-based model is used to explain the operation of the transistor and to introduce some general rules for the construction of polaronic molecular transistors.

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