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Progress Toward the Development of a Single Molecule Transistor with Graphene Electrodes


Schmidgall, Emma Rose (2007) Progress Toward the Development of a Single Molecule Transistor with Graphene Electrodes. Senior thesis (Major), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/WEGV-R505.


Single molecule transistors are useful for studying both the charge and spin states of molecules. These devices consist of a nanogap with three contacts for the source, drain, and gate. Current versions use metallic contacts for the source and drain, which remain essentially three dimensional. It is thought that graphene contacts for the source and drain, which would he atomically tlat, would enable the observation of more molecular charge states due to reduced screening between the sample and the contacts. This thesis presents the progress made in the development of graphene single molecule transistors during the 2006-2007 academic year. Additionally, this thesis will introduce a new method for the large-scale production of graphene samples.

Item Type:Thesis (Senior thesis (Major))
Subject Keywords:Physics and History
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Physics
Minor Option:History
Thesis Availability:Withheld
Research Advisor(s):
  • Bockrath, Marc William
Thesis Committee:
  • None, None
Defense Date:1 May 2007
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:02272018-090451543
Persistent URL:
Schmidgall, Emma Rose0000-0001-6809-1808
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:10734
Deposited By: Joy Painter
Deposited On:02 Mar 2018 23:23
Last Modified:23 Mar 2020 23:45

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