A nanometer-scale optical switch and transistor were fabricated with thioacetyl-end-functionalized poly(para-phenylene ethynylene)s and Au nanogap electrodes by self-assembly. With photoirradiation, the switch can be switched on/off quickly with a switching ratio as high as 1000. Moreover, the device works well as a p-type transistor. With an increase in gate bias, strong conductance oscillation was observed in this self-assembled transistor (under low temperature 147 K), which is very likely due to single-electron charging oscillations arising from electron tunneling through the nanometer-scale transistor.
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- Colloid and Surface Chemistry