Publications [#234915] of Weitao Yang

Journal Articles
  1. Zheng, X; Ke, S-H; Yang, W, Conductive junctions with parallel graphene sheets., Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 132 no. 11 (March, 2010), pp. 114703 [20331312], [doi] .

    The establishment of conductive graphene-molecule-graphene junction is investigated through first-principles electronic structure calculations and quantum transport calculations. The junction consists of a conjugated molecule connecting two parallel graphene sheets. The effects of molecular electronic states, structure relaxation, and molecule-graphene contact on the conductance of the junction are explored. A conductance as large as 0.38 conductance quantum is found achievable with an appropriately oriented dithiophene bridge. This work elucidates the designing principles of promising nanoelectronic devices based on conductive graphene-molecule-graphene junctions.