In contrast to silicon-based transistors, single-molecule junctions can be gated by simple mechanical means: by either stretching or pulling the electrodes. The detailed impact of gating on the conductance has to be evaluated by using quantum theory. Our team has paired with an experimental lab to understand what is going on when you stretch a single molecule.
11. 05. 2023
Stretching a single molecule
Structural Regulation of Mechanical Gating in Molecular Junctions
Biswajit Pabi, Jakub Šebesta, Richard Korytár, Oren Tal and Atindra Nath Pal
Nano Lett. 2023, 23, 9, 3775–3780