Masayo Horikawa

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For obtaining molecular devices using metal-molecule-metal junctions, it is necessary to fabricate a steady conductive bridge-structure; that is stable chemical bonds need to be established from a single conductive molecule to two facing electrodes. In the present paper, we show that the steadiness of a conductive bridge-structure depends on the molecular(More)
In recent years, several researchers have reported the occurrence of reversible resistance switching effects in simple metal nanogap junctions. A large negative resistance is observed in the I-V characteristics of such a junction when high-bias voltages are applied. This phenomenon is characteristic behaviour on the nanometre scale; it only occurs for gap(More)
We developed a procedure for the fabrication of sub 1 nm gap Au electrodes via electromigration. Self-aligned nanogap formation was achieved by applying a bias voltage, which causes electromigration during metal evaporation. We also demonstrated the application of this method for the formation of nanogaps as small as 1 nm in width, and we found that the gap(More)
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