Experimental Concepts and Techniques

  • Satoshi KanekoEmail author
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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.


Metal Wire Breaking Process Elastic Substrate Atomic Contact Direct Current Bias 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tokyo Institute of TechnologyTokyoJapan

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