Single electron transistor in aqueous media

Chichao Yu, Seung Woo Lee, Jason Ong, David Moore, Ravi F. Saraf

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A gold nanoparticle necklace array spanning a ∼30-micrometer-wide channel shows a robust coulomb blockade effect at room temperature with a threshold of 1V in air. When this device is operated in the aqueous solution, a gain of ∼130 fold in conductance is obtained in electrochemical gating, significantly higher than other nanomaterial-based electrochemical transistors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3079-3084
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number22
StatePublished - Jun 11 2013


  • Au nanoparticle
  • Single electron transistor
  • coulomb blockade
  • electrochemical FET
  • granular material
  • nanoparticle array
  • single electron device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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