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New Nature Publication from Dr Andrew Mitchell "Kondo blockade due to quantum interference in single-molecule junctions"

A new UCD Physics paper has been published in the leading open-access journal Nature Communications by the theoretical nanoelectronics group of Dr Andrew Mitchell of UCD Physics.
 
The incredible miniaturization of electronic components has now reached the nanoscale, where the laws of quantum mechanics dominate. The ultimate nanoelectronics building blocks are molecular transistors, which consist of nanowire break junctions bridged by a single molecule. The vast variety of molecules provided by nature, and their robust chemical complexity, opens the door to a new generation of quantum devices. That goal is now a step closer, due to a recent paper published in the leading open-access journal Nature Communications by the theoretical nanoelectronics group of Dr Andrew Mitchell at UCD. The new research shows that these devices can harness exotic quantum mechanical effects to provide advanced functionality, such as highly efficient and low-energy 'quantum interference effect transistors'. 
 
Check out the paper online now: Nature Communications, 8, 15210 (2017)
Or visit the UCD theoretical nanoelectronics group website
 
Get in touch if you are interested in doing a theoretical physics PhD in the group! Email Andrew.Mitchell@UCD.ie for more information.