Collective effects in charge transfer within a hybrid organic-Inorganic system

Y. Paltiel*, G. Jung, T. Aqua, D. Mocatta, U. Banin, R. Naaman

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A collective electron transfer (ET) process was discovered by studying the current noise in a field effect transistor with light-sensitive gate formed by nanocrystals linked by organic molecules to its surface. Fluctuations in the ET through the organic linker are reflected in the fluctuations of the transistor conductivity. The current noise has an avalanche character. Critical exponents obtained from the noise power spectra, avalanche distributions, and the dependence of the average avalanche size on avalanche duration are consistent with each other. A plausible model is proposed for this phenomenon.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number016804
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2010


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