Electronic transport through benzene molecule: Effect of gold contacts

Amir A. Farajian, Rodion V. Belosludov, Hiroshi Mizuseki, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe

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As an example of a simple molecular device, we study electronic transport through a benzene molecule attached to two gold electrodes via sulfur clips. The conductance characteristics of the device is derived for two different atomistic models of the gold contacts: A chain model and part of Au(111) surface. The results show that the conductance characteristics strongly depends on the model used for the electrodes, therefore this factor should be taken into consideration while comparing different theoretical/experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-254
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2003 May
Event23rd International Conference on Low Temperature Physics - Hiroshima, Japan
Duration: 2002 Aug 202002 Aug 27


  • Molecular devices
  • Organic conductors
  • Quantum transport


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