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Controllability of the Coulomb charging energy in close-packed nanoparticle arrays

Duan, Chao and Wang, Ying and Sun, Jinling and Guan, Changrong and Grunder, Sergio and Mayor, Marcel and Peng, Lianmao and Liao, Jianhui. (2013) Controllability of the Coulomb charging energy in close-packed nanoparticle arrays. Nanoscale, 5. pp. 10258-10266.

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Abstract

We studied the electronic transport properties of metal nanoparticle arrays, particularly focused on the Coulomb charging energy. By comparison, we confirmed that it is more reasonable to estimate the Coulomb charging energy using the activation energy from the temperature-dependent zero-voltage conductance. Based on this, we systematically and comprehensively investigated the parameters that could be used to tune the Coulomb charging energy in nanoparticle arrays. We found that four parameters, including the particle core size, the inter-particle distance, the nearest neighboring number, and the dielectric constant of ligand molecules, could significantly tune the Coulomb charging energy.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Chemie > Molecular Devices and Materials (Mayor)
UniBasel Contributors:Mayor, Marcel and Grunder, Sergio
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN:2040-3364
e-ISSN:2040-3372
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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Last Modified:14 Jul 2020 08:56
Deposited On:27 Mar 2014 13:12

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