Coulomb Blockade of small Pd Clusters

N. Oncel, A.S.V.M. Hallbäck, Henricus J.W. Zandvliet, E.A. Speets, B.J. Ravoo, David Reinhoudt, Bene Poelsema

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Single-electron tunneling through Au substrate-alkanethiol-Pd cluster-tip junctions is investigated with scanning tunneling spectroscopy. The measured I(V) curves reveal several characteristic features of the Coulomb blockade, namely, the presence of a Coulomb gap and a Coulomb staircase. By using the orthodox theory of single-electron tunneling, the capacitances and resistances of the double junction system as well as the fractional charge are extracted from the experimental data
Original languageUndefined
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Number of pages44703
JournalJournal of chemical physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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  • METIS-227127

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