Conductive junctions with parallel graphene sheets.

Journal Article

The establishment of conductive graphene-molecule-graphene junction is investigated through first-principles electronic structure calculations and quantum transport calculations. The junction consists of a conjugated molecule connecting two parallel graphene sheets. The effects of molecular electronic states, structure relaxation, and molecule-graphene contact on the conductance of the junction are explored. A conductance as large as 0.38 conductance quantum is found achievable with an appropriately oriented dithiophene bridge. This work elucidates the designing principles of promising nanoelectronic devices based on conductive graphene-molecule-graphene junctions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zheng, X; Ke, S-H; Yang, W

Published Date

  • March 21, 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 132 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 114703 -

PubMed ID

  • 20331312

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1089-7690

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1063/1.3357416

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States