Features of Transport in Ultrathin Gold Nanowire Structures (pages 846–852)
Sergii Pud, Alexandre Kisner, Marc Heggen, Dagmawi Belaineh, Ruslan Temirov, Ulrich Simon, Andreas Offenhäusser, Yulia Mourzina and Svetlana Vitusevich
Article first published online: 1 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/smll.201202197
The contact interface between large metal electrodes and ultrathin gold nanowires produced from a chemical synthesis is investigated and demonstrates that the conduction through this junction is influenced by physisorbed molecules on the nanowire. The electrical transport mechanism through the interface electrode-nanowires is explained in frame of thermal fluctuation-induced tunneling theory and confirmed by electron microscopy measurements.