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The dielectrophoretic (DEP) separation of metallic and semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) has been investigated. DEP separation experiments were performed by following the previous reports and the modification of Raman spectra was confirmed. We then theoretically investigated the impact of the flow field on the dielectrophoretic(More)
The electronic efficiency and binding energy of contacts formed between graphene electrodes and poly-aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) anchoring groups have been investigated by the non-equilibrium Green's function formalism combined with density functional theory. Our calculations show that PAH molecules always bind in the interior and at the edge of graphene in(More)
Benzodifuran (BDF) single-molecule transistors have been fabricated in electromigration break junctions for electronic measurements. The inelastic electron tunneling spectrum validates that the BDF molecule is the pathway of charge transport. The gating effect is analyzed in the framework of a single-level tunneling model combined with transition voltage(More)
Low-voltage, low-cost, high-performance monolayer field-effect transistors are demonstrated, which comprise a densely packed, long-range ordered monolayer spin-coated from core-cladding liquid-crystalline pentathiophenes and a solution-processed high-k HfO2 -based nanoscale gate dielectric. These monolayer field-effect transistors are light-sensitive and(More)
Organic fi eld-effect transistors (OFETs) have continuously attracted intense research interest as a viable alternative to amorphous silicon thin-fi lm transistors for potential applications in large-area and fl exible electronics. [ 1 ] Thanks to tremendous developments of novel high-performance organic semiconductors and device optimization, [ 2 ] the(More)
We present a theoretical study of spin transport in a series of organometallic iron-cyclopentadienyl, Fe(n)Cp(n+1), multidecker clusters sandwiched between either gold or platinum electrodes. Ab initio modeling is performed by combining the non-equilibrium Green's function formalism with spin density functional theory. Due to the intrinsic bonding nature,(More)
We present a theoretical study of the spin transport through a manganese phthalocyanine (MnPc) molecule sandwiched between two semi-infinite armchair single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) electrodes. Ab initio modeling is performed by combing the nonequilibrium Green's function formalism with spin density functional theory. Our calculations show that MnPc(More)
The understanding of how the spin moment of a magnetic molecule transfers to a carbon nanotube, when the molecule is attached to it, is crucial for designing novel supramolecular spin devices. Here we explore such an issue by modeling the spin transport of a single-walled carbon nanotube grafted with one nickelocene molecule. In particular we investigate(More)
The spin-dependent transport properties of single ferrocene, cobaltocene, and nickelocene molecules attached to the sidewall of a (4,4) armchair single-walled carbon nanotube via a Ni adatom are investigated by using a self-consistent ab initio approach that combines the non-equilibrium Green's function formalism with the spin density functional theory. Our(More)
The spin transport properties of a series of 3d transition metal(ii) phthalocyanines (MPc, M = Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu and Zn) sandwiched between two semi-infinite armchair single-walled carbon nanotube electrodes are investigated by using a self-consistent ab initio approach that combines the non-equilibrium Green's function formalism with spin density(More)