Jump to main content
Jump to site search
Access to RSC content Close the message box

Continue to access RSC content when you are not at your institution. Follow our step-by-step guide.

Issue 15, 2014
Previous Article Next Article

A single electron nanomechanical Y-switch

Author affiliations


We demonstrate current switching in the frequency domain using a nanomechanical shuttle with three terminals operating at room temperature. The shuttle consists of a metallic island on top of a Si nanopillar forming the Y-junction. A flexural mode of the nanopillar is excited by applying an external bias to one of the contacts, allowing electrons to be shuttled across the oscillating island.

Graphical abstract: A single electron nanomechanical Y-switch

Back to tab navigation

Supplementary files

Article information

09 Mar 2014
23 May 2014
First published
28 May 2014

Nanoscale, 2014,6, 8571-8574
Article type

A single electron nanomechanical Y-switch

C. Kim, H. Kim, M. Prada and R. H. Blick, Nanoscale, 2014, 6, 8571
DOI: 10.1039/C4NR01298D

Social activity

Search articles by author