ENERGY TRANSFER, COULOMB BLOCKING AND PLASMONIC EFFECTS ON CURRENT-VOLTAGE CHARACTERISTICS OF MOLECULAR JUNCTIONS
12:00, 26 Dec 2011
Molecular electronics is one of the most promising substitutes for today's semiconductor electronics. In this connection, molecular conduction nanojunctions have been under intensive studies in the last few years. We study effects of energy transfer and Coulomb blocking in a molecular bridge, and the plasmonic effects due to the metal contacts on the current-voltage characteristics of molecular conduction nanojunctions. We predict new effects of "exciton" blocking the current and compensation of Coulomb blocking by energy transfer.