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Title: Probing Molecular-Transport Properties using the Superconducting Proximity Effect

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [1];  [4];  [4];  [2];  [1]
  1. Applied Physics, Department and the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem 91904 Israel
  2. Racah Institute of Physics and the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem 91904 Israel
  3. Applied Physics, Department and the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem 91904 Israel, Racah Institute of Physics and the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem 91904 Israel
  4. Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston Illinois 60208-3113 USA
Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1401745
Grant/Contract Number:
FG02-96ER14684
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Publisher's Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Small Methods
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1; Journal Issue: 3; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2017-10-20 17:31:17; Journal ID: ISSN 2366-9608
Publisher:
Wiley Blackwell (John Wiley & Sons)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Katzir, Eran, Sukenik, Nir, Kalcheim, Yoav, Alpern, Hen, Yochelis, Shira, Berlin, Yuri A., Ratner, Mark A., Millo, Oded, and Paltiel, Yossi. Probing Molecular-Transport Properties using the Superconducting Proximity Effect. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1002/smtd.201600034.
Katzir, Eran, Sukenik, Nir, Kalcheim, Yoav, Alpern, Hen, Yochelis, Shira, Berlin, Yuri A., Ratner, Mark A., Millo, Oded, & Paltiel, Yossi. Probing Molecular-Transport Properties using the Superconducting Proximity Effect. United States. doi:10.1002/smtd.201600034.
Katzir, Eran, Sukenik, Nir, Kalcheim, Yoav, Alpern, Hen, Yochelis, Shira, Berlin, Yuri A., Ratner, Mark A., Millo, Oded, and Paltiel, Yossi. Thu . "Probing Molecular-Transport Properties using the Superconducting Proximity Effect". United States. doi:10.1002/smtd.201600034.
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title = {Probing Molecular-Transport Properties using the Superconducting Proximity Effect},
author = {Katzir, Eran and Sukenik, Nir and Kalcheim, Yoav and Alpern, Hen and Yochelis, Shira and Berlin, Yuri A. and Ratner, Mark A. and Millo, Oded and Paltiel, Yossi},
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doi = {10.1002/smtd.201600034},
journal = {Small Methods},
number = 3,
volume = 1,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jan 12 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Thu Jan 12 00:00:00 EST 2017}
}

Journal Article:
Free Publicly Available Full Text
Publisher's Version of Record at 10.1002/smtd.201600034

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