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Local heating in metal-molecule-metal junctions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18729417     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report a technique that can be utilized as a nanoscale thermometer and its application to metal-molecule-metal junctions at room temperatures. We find that a molecular junction heats up to 463 K at 1 V. We also revealed an onset bias of approximately 0.04 V for heat generation via electron-phonon scattering by examining inelastic electron tunneling spectroscopy. The present results suggest the importance of attaining an optimal thermal link at molecule-electrode interfaces for providing practically sufficient electrical durability.
Authors:
Makusu Tsutsui; Masateru Taniguchi; Tomoji Kawai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-08-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nano letters     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1530-6984     ISO Abbreviation:  Nano Lett.     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-08     Completed Date:  2008-11-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101088070     Medline TA:  Nano Lett     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3293-7     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0047, Japan.
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