Conductance through glycine in a graphene nanogap
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We report theoretical analysis of charge transport process through a single glycine molecule utilizing graphene nanogaps. Density functional theory and non-equilibrium Green’s function method are employed to investigate the transport properties of glycine inside the gap. The projected density of states, transmittance, and the current–voltage characteristics are determined with changes in the molecular orientation inside the nanogap of c.a 0.8 nm. The current values demonstrate a high sensitivity on the orientation of the molecule. The conductance of the molecule is also dependent on the voltage.
KeywordsGlycine Graphene nanogap DFT Molecular electronics Nanoelectronics Modeling and simulation
This study received financial support from the Brazilian funding agency CNPq.
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