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Conductance through glycine in a graphene nanogap

  • Puspitapallab Chaudhuri
  • H. O. Frota
  • Cicero Mota
  • Angsula Ghosh
Research Paper

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Glycine Graphene nanogap DFT Molecular electronics Nanoelectronics Modeling and simulation 

Notes

Funding information

This study received financial support from the Brazilian funding agency CNPq.

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Puspitapallab Chaudhuri
    • 1
    • 4
  • H. O. Frota
    • 1
  • Cicero Mota
    • 2
  • Angsula Ghosh
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsFederal University of AmazonasManausBrazil
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsFederal University of AmazonasManausBrazil
  3. 3.Institute of PhysicsUniversity of São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  4. 4.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsSão Paulo State UniversitySão PauloBrazil

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