Interaction of hydrogen with metallic nanojunctions

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We study the behavior of hydrogen molecules between atomic-sized metallic electrodes using the mechanically controllable break junction technique. We focus on the interaction H2 with monoatomic gold chains demonstrating the possibility of a hydrogen molecule being incorporated in the chain. We also show that niobium is strongly reactive with hydrogen, which enables molecular transport studies between superconducting electrodes. This opens the possibility for a full characterization of the transmission properties of molecular junctions with superconducting subgap structure measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Article number043
Pages (from-to)214-218
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - ápr. 1 2007

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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