Quantum cross (QC) devices which consist of two Ni thin films deposited on polyethylene naphthalate substrates with their edges crossing have been fabricated and their current-voltage characteristics have been investigated. The cross-sectional area between the two Ni electrodes, which was obtained without the use of electron-beam or optical lithography, can be as small as 17nm × 17nm. We have successfully obtained ohmic current-voltage characteristics, which show good agreement with calculation results within the framework of the modified Anderson model. The calculated results also predict a high switching ratio in excess of 100 000:1 for QC devices having the molecule sandwiched between the Ni electrodes. This indicates that QC devices having the molecule can be expected to have potential application in novel switching devices.
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering