Experimental Concepts and Techniques
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Since the single-molecule junction is too small to be observed directly, several experimental techniques have been developed to characterize its electric property. The mechanically controllable break junction is a versatile method for measuring the electric property of single-molecule junctions. This chapter explains the experimental technique used to measure the conductance of single-molecule junctions and identify their structures using dI/dV spectra.
KeywordsMetal Wire Breaking Process Elastic Substrate Atomic Contact Direct Current Bias
- 11.J. C. Cuevas, E. Scheer, Molecular Electronics: An Introduction to Theory and Experiment World Scientific Series in Nanotechnology and Nanoscience, (World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., Singapore, 2010)Google Scholar