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Issue 15, 2014
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A single electron nanomechanical Y-switch

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Abstract

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

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Submitted
09 Mar 2014
Accepted
23 May 2014
First published
28 May 2014

Nanoscale, 2014,6, 8571-8574
Article type
Communication

A single electron nanomechanical Y-switch

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

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