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Dr. Slawomir Sek, Joanna Breczko, Dr. Marta E. Plonska-Brzezinska, Dr. Agnieszka Z. Wilczewska and Prof. Luis Echegoyen STM-Based Molecular Junction of Carbon Nano-Onion ChemPhysChem 14

Version of Record online: 5 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201200624

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Get to know the onion: Conductance measurements for functionalized carbon nano-onions were conducted using an STM-based molecular junction approach (see picture). It was found that electron transmission through these systems occurs by a tunneling mechanism. The carbon-based core seems to provide a very efficient medium for electron transmission, with conductance values comparable to those of metallic nanowires.

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