An investigation into the feasibility of myoglobin-based single-electron transistors.

@article{Li2012AnII,
  title={An investigation into the feasibility of myoglobin-based single-electron transistors.},
  author={Debin Li and Peter M. Gannett and David Lederman},
  journal={Nanotechnology},
  year={2012},
  volume={23 39},
  pages={
          395705
        }
}
Myoglobin single-electron transistors were investigated using nanometer-gap platinum electrodes fabricated by electromigration at cryogenic temperatures. Apomyoglobin (myoglobin without the heme group) was used as a reference. The results suggest single-electron transport is mediated by resonant tunneling with the electronic and vibrational levels of the heme group in a single protein. They also represent a proof-of-principle that proteins with redox centers across nanometer-gap electrodes can… Expand
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