Transport through molecular junctions

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  1. Editor: Prof. Jan M. van Ruitenbeek
    Universiteit Leiden

Exploiting the rich design space of organic molecules for applications in future electronic devices is one of the main challenges in nanotechnology. Several groups have recently demonstrated, for a limited set of molecules, clear single-molecule characteristics and fair agreement with computations. Now that attaching leads to individual molecules has been demonstrated we naturally enter into the next exciting phase of the research, where molecule-specific properties can be engineered and studied. The most prominent property that distinguishes organic molecules from inorganic quantum dots and nanowires is that they are floppy nano-objects with a strong coupling between charge transport and vibrational degrees of freedom (vibrons). This coupling is predicted to influence transport in dramatic ways as it may destroy the coherence of charge carriers on the molecules and can lead to strong nonequilibrium effects. Many exciting predictions have been discussed in the recent literature showing unique features of single-molecule junctions. These properties can be designed and controlled by chemists.

  • Editorial
  • Published 18 Oct 2011

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2011, 2, 691–692, doi:10.3762/bjnano.2.74

Interaction of spin and vibrations in transport through single-molecule magnets

  1. Falk May,
  2. Maarten R. Wegewijs and
  3. Walter Hofstetter
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  • Published 18 Oct 2011

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2011, 2, 693–698, doi:10.3762/bjnano.2.75

An MCBJ case study: The influence of π-conjugation on the single-molecule conductance at a solid/liquid interface

  1. Wenjing Hong,
  2. Hennie Valkenier,
  3. Gábor Mészáros,
  4. David Zsolt Manrique,
  5. Artem Mishchenko,
  6. Alexander Putz,
  7. Pavel Moreno García,
  8. Colin J. Lambert,
  9. Jan C. Hummelen and
  10. Thomas Wandlowski
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  • Published 18 Oct 2011

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2011, 2, 699–713, doi:10.3762/bjnano.2.76

Charge transport in a zinc–porphyrin single-molecule junction

  1. Mickael L. Perrin,
  2. Christian A. Martin,
  3. Ferry Prins,
  4. Ahson J. Shaikh,
  5. Rienk Eelkema,
  6. Jan H. van Esch,
  7. Jan M. van Ruitenbeek,
  8. Herre S. J. van der Zant and
  9. Diana Dulić
  • Letter
  • Published 18 Oct 2011

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2011, 2, 714–719, doi:10.3762/bjnano.2.77

Nonconservative current-induced forces: A physical interpretation

  1. Tchavdar N. Todorov,
  2. Daniel Dundas,
  3. Anthony T. Paxton and
  4. Andrew P. Horsfield
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  • Published 27 Oct 2011

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2011, 2, 727–733, doi:10.3762/bjnano.2.79

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  • Published 03 Nov 2011

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2011, 2, 740–745, doi:10.3762/bjnano.2.81

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  • Published 09 Nov 2011

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2011, 2, 746–754, doi:10.3762/bjnano.2.82

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2011, 2, 755–759, doi:10.3762/bjnano.2.83

Current-induced dynamics in carbon atomic contacts

  1. Jing-Tao Lü,
  2. Tue Gunst,
  3. Per Hedegård and
  4. Mads Brandbyge
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  • Published 16 Dec 2011

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2011, 2, 814–823, doi:10.3762/bjnano.2.90

When “small” terms matter: Coupled interference features in the transport properties of cross-conjugated molecules

  1. Gemma C. Solomon,
  2. Justin P. Bergfield,
  3. Charles A. Stafford and
  4. Mark A. Ratner
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  • Published 29 Dec 2011

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2011, 2, 862–871, doi:10.3762/bjnano.2.95

Transmission eigenvalue distributions in highly conductive molecular junctions

  1. Justin P. Bergfield,
  2. Joshua D. Barr and
  3. Charles A. Stafford
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  • Published 16 Jan 2012

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2012, 3, 40–51, doi:10.3762/bjnano.3.5

Current-induced forces in mesoscopic systems: A scattering-matrix approach

  1. Niels Bode,
  2. Silvia Viola Kusminskiy,
  3. Reinhold Egger and
  4. Felix von Oppen
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  • Published 20 Feb 2012

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2012, 3, 144–162, doi:10.3762/bjnano.3.15

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  • Published 22 Aug 2012

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Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2012, 3, 589–596, doi:10.3762/bjnano.3.69

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