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DOI: 10.1063/1.1574844
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Low-temperature conductance measurements on single molecules

Reichert, Joachim; Weber, Heiko B.; Mayor, Marcel; Loehneysen, Hilbert von

We present an experimental protocol which allows to perform conductance spectroscopy on single organic molecules at low temperatures (T » 30K) [1]. The conductance data obtained at low-T with a conjugated sample molecule show a highly improved data quality with a higher stability, narrower linewidth and substantially reduced noise compared to room-temperature (RT) data [2]. For the RT measurements a rather broad range of sample-to-sample fluctuations was attributed to different microscopic contact realisations. The smaller number of variations in the recorded low-T spectra might indicate that here energetically favourable configurations occure more frequently. Thus the comparability of experimental data with other experiments as well as with theoretical simulations is considerably improved.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Festkörperphysik (IFP)
Institut für Nanotechnologie (INT)
Physikalisches Institut (PHI)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2003
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0003-6951, 1077-3118
KITopen ID: 9862003
HGF-Programm 42.01.01; LK 01
Erschienen in Applied physics letters
Band 82
Heft 23
Seiten 4137-4139
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