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Insulating State and Breakdown of Fermi Liquid Description in Molecular-Scale Single-Crystalline Wires of Gold

Chandni, U and Kundu, Paromita and Singh, Abhishek K and Ravishankar, N and Ghosh, Arindam (2011) Insulating State and Breakdown of Fermi Liquid Description in Molecular-Scale Single-Crystalline Wires of Gold. In: ACS Nano, 5 (10). pp. 8398-8403.

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Official URL: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nn2031935

Abstract

Electrical transport measurements on ultrathin single-crystalline Au nanowires, synthesized via a wet chemical route, show an unexpected insulating behavior. The linear response electrical resistance exhibits a power-law dependence on temperature. In addition, the variation of current over a wide range of temperature and voltage obeys a universal scaling relation that provides compelling evidence for a non-Fermi liquid behavior. Our results demonstrate that the quantum ground state In ultrathin nanowires of simple metallic systems can be radically different from their bulk counterparts and can be described In terms of a Tomonaga-Luttinger liquid (TLL), in the presence of remarkably strong electron-electron interactions.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Chemical Society.
Keywords: Luttinger liquid;one-dimensional transport;gold nanowires; oriented attachment process;Fermi liquid
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2011 11:06
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2011 11:06
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/42292

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