Generation and electrical contacting of gold quantum dots
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- Schmid, G., Reuter, T., Simon, U. et al. Colloid Polym Sci (2008) 286: 1029. doi:10.1007/s00396-008-1866-2
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We report on first tries in generating a system of 20-nm-wide parallel bars as templates for conductive gold wires, decorated with Au55(PPh3)12Cl6 clusters. The electrical characterization of these quasi one-dimensional arrangements shows pronounced nonlinearity, reflecting charging effects on the small clusters. Furthermore, very first results on the generation of 2.5-nm bars are also reported.