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Single-molecule transistors

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The use of a gate electrode allows us to gain deeper insight into the electronic structure of molecular junctions. It is widely used for spectroscopy of the molecular levels and its excited states, for changing the charge state of the molecule and investigating higher order processes such as co-tunneling and the Kondo effect. Gate electrodes have been implemented in several types of nanoscale devices such as electromigration junctions, mechanically controllable break junctions, and devices with carbon-based electrodes. Here we review the state-of-the-art in the field of single-molecule transitors. We discuss the experimental challenges and describe the advances made for the different approaches.

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The article was received on 08 Jul 2014 and first published on 13 Oct 2014

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00231H
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015,44, 902-919

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    Single-molecule transistors

    M. L. Perrin, E. Burzurí and H. S. J. van der Zant, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015, 44, 902
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00231H

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