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 (US)
Pages (from-to)277-290
Number of pages14
JournalAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
StatePublished - Dec 2003


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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