Journal article

Contactless electronic transport in a bio-molecular junction

Faruque M Hossain, Feras Al-Dirini, Efstratios Skafidas

Applied Physics Letters | AMER INST PHYSICS | Published : 2014


Molecular electronics hold promise for next generation ultra-low power, nano-scale integrated electronics. The main challenge in molecular electronics is to make a reliable interface between molecules and metal electrodes. Interfacing metals and molecules detrimentally affects the characteristics of nano-scale molecular electronic devices. It is therefore essential to investigate alternative arrangements such as contact-less tunneling gaps wherever such configurations are feasible. We conduct ab initio density functional theory and non-equilibrium Green's functions calculations to investigate the transport properties of a biocompatible glycine molecular junction. By analyzing the localized m..

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