Nanoelectromechanics of shuttle devices
Journal article, 2013

A single-electron tunneling (SET) device with a nanoscale central island that can move with respect to the bulk sourceand drain electrodes allows for a nanoelectromechanical (NEM) coupling between the electrical current through the device and the mechanical vibrations of the island. Although the electromechanical “shuttle” instability and the associated phenomenon of single-electron shuttling were predicted more than 15 years ago, both theoretical and experimental studies of NEM-SET structures are still carried out. New functionalities based on quantum coherence, Coulomb correlations and coherent electron-spin dynamics are still of particular interest. In this article we present a short review of recent activities in this area.




Robert I. Shekhter

University of Gothenburg

Leonid Gorelik

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Condensed Matter Theory

Ilya V. Krive

M. N. Kiselev

A. V. Parafilo

Mats Jonson

University of Gothenburg

Nanoelectromechanical Systems

2299-3169 (ISSN)

Vol. 1 1-25

Subject Categories

Condensed Matter Physics



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