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The design of switchable nanodevices based on magnetic molecules has therefore remained a theoretical topic. [ 10–12 ] Here, we report a switchable molecular device made by contacting individual nanoparticles based on spin-crossover molecules between nanometer-spaced electrodes. This nanoscale device exhibits switching and memory effects near room(More)
We report on a method to fabricate and measure gateable molecular junctions that are stable at room temperature. The devices are made by depositing molecules inside a few-layer graphene nanogap, formed by feedback controlled electroburning. The gaps have separations on the order of 1-2 nm as estimated from a Simmons model for tunneling. The molecular(More)
We report highly efficient nonradiative energy transfer from cadmium selenide (CdSe) quantum dots to monolayer and few-layer molybdenum disulfide (MoS2). The quenching of the donor quantum dot photoluminescence increases as the MoS2 flake thickness decreases with the highest efficiency (>95%) observed for monolayer MoS2. This counterintuitive result arises(More)
We study graphene electrodes that can be used for contacting single molecules. The nanometer-scale gap is made by feedback controlled electroburning in few-layer graphene sheets. We analyze the time stability, and the influence of the temperature and gate voltage on the current flowing through the empty gaps. The electrodes are stable at room temperature(More)
Colloidal quantum dots (QDs) are promising materials for use in solar cells, light-emitting diodes, lasers, and photodetectors, but the mechanism and length of exciton transport in QD materials is not well understood. We use time-resolved optical microscopy to spatially visualize exciton transport in CdSe/ZnCdS core/shell QD assemblies. We find that the(More)
We report an in situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM) imaging of grain growth in a Pt nanobridge induced by a high electric current density. The change in morphology at the nanoscale was recorded in real time together with the electrical characterization of the Pt nanobridge. We find a drop in the differential resistance as the voltage across the(More)
Many types of molecular motors have been proposed and synthesized in recent years, displaying different kinds of motion, and fueled by different driving forces such as light, heat, or chemical reactions. We propose a new type of molecular motor based on electric field actuation and electric current detection of the rotational motion of a molecular dipole(More)
Despite their technological importance, lead sulfide (PbS) nanocrystals have lagged behind nanocrystals of cadmium selenide (CdSe) and lead selenide (PbSe) in terms of size and energy homogeneity. Here, we show that the ratio of lead to sulfur precursor available during nucleation is a critical parameter affecting subsequent growth and monodispersity of PbS(More)
Plasmonic structures can provide deep-subwavelength electromagnetic fields that are useful for enhancing light-matter interactions. However, because these localized modes are also dissipative, structures that offer the best compromise between field confinement and loss have been sought. Metallic wedge waveguides were initially identified as an ideal(More)
We present the formation of single-molecule devices based on nanometre-spaced platinum electrodes. The electrodes are fabricated using a self-breaking electromigration method which yields nanogaps with long-term stability at room temperature [Prins et al., APL, 2009, 94, 123108.]. The stability at room temperature allows for detailed comparison of the(More)