Room temperature observation of single electron tunneling effect in self-assembled metal quantum dots on a semiconductor substrate

Kang Ho Park, Jeong Sook Ha, Wan Soo Yun, Mincheol Shin, Kyoung Wan Park, El Hang Lee

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Abstract

We report on the observation of room-temperature single electron tunneling phenomena in a metal-insulator-metal-semiconductor double-junction structure. The nanosized Ag dots were self-assembled on a Sb-terminated Si(100) surface, and the Coulomb gap and staircases were observed in the local current-voltage (I-V) measurements using scanning tunneling microscopy. The I-V characteristics exhibiting the single electron tunneling behavior vary significantly with the variation of the measurement position within the same Ag droplet. These phenomena are well described by the tip-dot(Ag)-Si double-junction picture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1469-1471
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume71
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Sep 15
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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