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A tunnelling displacement sensor based on a squeezable molecular bilayer

Dorrestijn, M. and Bietsch, A. and Gerber, C. and Meyer, E.. (2006) A tunnelling displacement sensor based on a squeezable molecular bilayer. Nanotechnology, Vol. 17, H. 9. pp. 2242-2245.

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Abstract

For measuring nanoscale displacements, air/vacuum tunnelling is the most sensitive method. However, the alignment mechanism is difficult to scale down for integrated devices. Here, we present a tunnelling displacement sensor based on a squeezable molecular bilayer, which was built from two stacked self-assembled monolayers of mercaptohexadecanoic acid. The bilayer provides an inherent vertical alignment between the tunnelling electrodes. Squeezing of the bilayer leads to an exponential change in the tunnel current. Nanometre displacement sensitivity was achieved.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Physik > Physik > Nanomechanik (Meyer)
UniBasel Contributors:Meyer, Ernst
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:IOP Publ.
ISSN:0957-4484
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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