Microscopic study of electrical transport through single molecules with metallic contacts: Organic molecules and finite carbon nanotube

Yongqiang Xue*, Mark A. Ratner

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We present microscopic study of electronic and transport properties of single molecules sandwiched between two metallic contacts using Green's function based modeling approach within both ab initio and self-consistent semi-empirical framework. The methods are applied to thiol-based organic molecules and finite-size single-wall carbon nanotubes respectively. Results on electrostatics, transmission and current-voltage characteristics are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMolecular Electronics
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
Event2002 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Dec 2 2002Dec 6 2002


Other2002 MRS Fall Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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