Nanomechanical oscillations in a single-C60 transistor

@article{Park2000NanomechanicalOI,
  title={Nanomechanical oscillations in a single-C60 transistor},
  author={Hongkun Park and Jiwoong Park and Andrew K. L. Lim and Erik Hyde Anderson and A Paul Alivisatos and Paul L. McEuen},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2000},
  volume={407},
  pages={57-60}
}
The motion of electrons through quantum dots is strongly modified by single-electron charging and the quantization of energy levels. Much effort has been directed towards extending studies of electron transport to chemical nanostructures, including molecules, nanocrystals and nanotubes. Here we report the fabrication of single-molecule transistors based on individual C60 molecules connected to gold electrodes. We perform transport measurements that provide evidence for a coupling between the… CONTINUE READING
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