Ab initio study of molecule transport characteristics based on nonequilibrium Green's function theory

F. Jiang, Y. X. Zhou, H. Chen, R. Note, H. Mizuseki, Y. Kawazoe

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Abstract

We use a self-consistent method to study phenyl dithiol transport from the first-principles calculations. The calculated current and differential conductance are supported by the famous experimental results [Reed, Science 278, 252 (1997)]. We investigate the coupling effects between the sulfur atom and the metal surface by adjusting their distance in a very small range, and find that the charge carriers responsible for the initial rise of the current can be changed from holes to electrons. We calculate the I-V behaviors of the naphthalene-dithiol and anthracene-dithiol dressed by the gold electrodes. The numerical results present the quantum behaviors that are in agreement with the recent experiments for the anthrylacetylene by Zareie [Nano Lett. 3, 139 (2003)].

Original languageEnglish
Article number155408
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume72
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Oct 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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