Journal of the Korean Physical Society

, Volume 64, Issue 10, pp 1539–1544 | Cite as

Inelastic electron tunneling spectroscopy of molecular transport junctions

  • Hyunwook Song
  • Takhee Lee
  • Mark Reed


Inelastic electron tunneling spectroscopy (IETS) has become a premier analytical tool in the investigation of nanoscale and molecular junctions. The IETS spectrum provides invaluable information about the structure, bonding, and orientation of component molecules in the junctions. One of the major advantages of IETS is its sensitivity and resolution at the level of single molecules. This review discusses how IETS is used to study molecular transport junctions and presents an overview of recent experimental studies.


Inelastic electron tunneling spectroscopy Molecular electronics Molecular junctions 

PACS numbers

73.63.Rt 81.07.Nb 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Applied PhysicsKyung Hee UniversityYonginKorea
  2. 2.Department of Physics and AstronomySeoul National UniversitySeoulKorea
  3. 3.Departments of Electrical Engineering Applied Physics Yale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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