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One by one single-electron transport in nanomechanical Coulomb blockade shuttle

Azuma, Yasuo and Hatanaka, Teruyoshi and Kanehara, Masayuki and Teranishi, Toshiharu and Chorley, Simon and Prance, Jonathan and Smith, Charles G. and Majima, Yutaka (2007) One by one single-electron transport in nanomechanical Coulomb blockade shuttle. Applied Physics Letters, 91 (5). -. ISSN 0003-6951

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Abstract

Transport of electrons through a Au nanodot has been observed under a nanomechanical vibration of a Au nanodot on cantilever that consists of scanning tunneling microscopy probe/vacuum/Au nanodot/cantilever. In the probe tunneling current-distance characteristics, a constant probe current of 2ef has been observed as a plateau region, where f is an eigenfrequency of the cantilever of 86 MHz. The authors discuss this quantized tunneling current in relation to one by one single-electron transport per cycle of operation in nanomechanical Coulomb blockade shuttle.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Applied Physics Letters
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 59559
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 07 Nov 2012 10:19
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 00:17
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/59559

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