Latha Venkataraman

Publications

Preprints

  1. H. Li, T. Su, M. L. Steigerwald, C. Nuckolls, L. Venkataraman, Electric Field Breakdown in Single Molecule Junctions, submitted.
  2. O. Adak, E. Rosenthal, J. Meisner, E. F. Andrade, A. Pasupathy, C. Nuckolls, M. S. Hybertsen, L. Venkataraman, Flicker Noise as a Probe of Electronic Interaction at Metal-Single Molecule Interfaces, submitted.
  3. G. Balducci,M. Romeo, M. Stener, G. Fronzoni, D. Cvetko, A. Cossaro, G. Kladnik, L. Venkataraman, A. Morgante, Computational Study of Amino Mediated Molecular Interaction Evidenced in N1s NEXAFS: 1,4-Diaminobenzene on Au (111), submitted.
  4. M. Kotiuga, P. Darancet, C. Arroyo, L. Venkataraman, J. B. Neaton, Adsorption-Induced Solvent-Based Electrostatic Gating of Charge Transport through Molecular Junctions, submitted.
  5. T. Su, H. Li, M. L. Steigerwald, L. Venkataraman, C. Nuckolls, Stereoelectronic Switching in Single-Molecule Junctions, submitted.

2015

 

  1. E.J. Dell, B. Capozzi, J. Xia, L. Venkataraman, L. M. Campos, Molecular Length Dictates the Nature of Charge Carriers in Single-Molecule Junctions, Nature Chemistry, accepted.

2014

 

  1. A. Batra, J.S. Meisner, P. Darancet, Q. Chen, M.L. Steigerwald, C. Nuckolls, L. Venkataraman, FD 174: Molecular Diodes Enabled by Quantum Interference, Faraday Discussions, 174, 79-89 (2014) Link PDF.
  2. A. Batra, D. Cvetko, G. Kladnik, O. Adak, C. Cardoso, A. Ferretti, D. Prezzi, E. Molinari, A. Morgante, L. Venkataraman, Probing the Mechanism for Graphene Nanoribbon Formation on Gold Surfaces through X-ray Spectroscopy, Chem. Sci. vol. 5, p 4419-4423 (2014) Link PDF.
  3. A. Batra, G. Kladnik, N. Gorjizadeh, J. Meisner, M.L. Steigerwald, C. Nuckolls, S.Y. Quek, D. Cvetko, A. Morgante, L. Venkataraman, Trimethyltin Mediated Covalent Gold-Carbon Bond Formation, JACS, 136, 12556–12559 (2014). Link PDF.
  4. Z.F. Liu, S. Wei, H. Yoon, O. Adak, I. Ponce, Y. Jiang, W.-D. Jang, L.M. Campos, L. Venkataraman, J.B. Neaton, Control of Single-Molecule Junction Conductance of Porphyrins via a Transition-Metal Center, Nano Letters, 14, 5365–5370 (2014). Link PDF.
  5. B. Capozzi, E.J. Dell, T.C. Berkelbach, D.R. Reichman, L. Venkataraman, L.M. Campos, Length-Dependent Conductance of Oligothiophenes, JACS, 136, 10486 (2014). Link PDF
  6. T. Kim, Z.F. Liu, C. Lee, J.B. Neaton, L. Venkataraman, Charge Transport and Rectification in Molecular Junctions Formed with Carbon-Based Electrodes, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 111, 10928-10932 (2014). Link PDF
  7. S.V. Aradhya, A. Nielsen, M.S. Hybertsen, L. Venkataraman, Quantitative Bond Energetics in Atomic-Scale Junctions, ACS Nano 8, 7522–7530 (2014). Link PDF
  8. J. Xia, B. Capozzi, S. Wei, M. Strange, A. Batra, J. Moreno, R. Amir, E. Amir, G. Solomon, L. Venkataraman, L. Campos, Breakdown of Interference Rules in Azulene, a Non-Alternant Hydrocarbon, Nano Letters, 14, 2941–2945 (2014). Link PDF Featured in NanoTechWeb.org. and highlighted in the June issue of Nature Nanotechnology.
  9. B. Capozzi, Q. Chen, P. Darancet, M. Buzzeo, J.B. Neaton, C. Nuckolls, L. Venkataraman, Tunable Charge Transport in Single-Molecule Junctions via Electrolytic Gating, Nano Letters, 14, 1400–1404 (2014). Link PDF Featured in NanoTechWeb.org.
  10. R. Klausen, J. Widawsky, T. Su, H. Li, M.L. Steigerwald, L. Venkataraman, C. Nuckolls, Evaluating Atomic Components in Molecular Circuits, Chemical Science, 5, 1561-1564 (2014). Link PDF
  11. T. Kim, P. Darancet, J.R. Widawsky, M. Kotiuga, S.Y. Quek, J.B. Neaton, L. Venkataraman, Determination of Energy Level Alignment and Coupling Strength in 4,4'-Bipyridine Single-Molecule Junctions, Nano Letters, 14, 794-798 (2014). Link PDF
  12. W. Chen, H. Li, J. R. Widawsky, C. Appayee, L. Venkataraman, R. Breslow Aromaticity Decreases Single-Molecule Junction Conductance, JACS, 136, 918-920 (2014). Link PDF

2013

 

  1. G. Géranton, C. Seiler, A. Bagrets, L. Venkataraman, F. Evers, Transport properties of individual C60-molecules, J. Chem. Phys., vol 139, 234701 (2013). Link PDF
  2. A. Batra, P. Darancet, Q. Chen, J. Meisner, J. Widawsky, J.B. Neaton, C. Nuckolls, L. Venkataraman, Tuning Rectification in Single-Molecular Diodes, Nano Letters, 13, 6233 (2013). Link PDF Featured in NanoTechWeb.org.
  3. T. Su, J. Widawsky, H. Li, R. Klausen, J. Leighton, M. Steigerwald, L. Venkataraman, C. Nuckolls, Silicon Ring Strain Creates High-Conductance Pathways in Single-Molecule Circuits, JACS, 135, 18331 (2013). Link PDF
  4. E.J. Dell, B. Capozzi, K.H. DuBay, T.C. Berkelbach, J.R. Moreno, D.R. Reichman, L. Venkataraman, L.M. Campos, Impact of Molecular Symmetry on Single-Molecule Conductance, JACS, vol 135, p 11724-11727, (2013). Link PDF
  5. G. Kladnik, D. Cvetko, A. Batra, M. Dell’Angela, A. Cossaro, M. Kamenetska, L. Venkataraman, A. Morgante, Ultrafast Charge Transfer Through Non-Covalent Au-N Interactions in Molecular Systems, J. Phys. Chem. C., vol 117, p 16477 (2013). Link PDF
  6. T. Kim, H. Vázquez, M.S. Hybertsen and L. Venkataraman, Conductance of Molecular Junctions Formed with Silver Electrodes, Nano Letters, 13, 3358-3364 (2013). Link PDF
  7. S. Aradhya and L. Venkataraman 'Single-Molecule Junctions Beyond Electronic Transport', Invited Review, Nature Nanotechnology 8, 399–410 (2013). Link PDF.
  8. J.R. Widawsky, W. Chen, H. Vazquez, T. Kim, R. Breslow, M.S. Hybertsen, L. Venkataraman Length-­‐Dependent Thermopower of Highly Conducting Au-­‐C Bonded Single Molecule Junctions', Nano Letters, 13, 2889–2894 (2013). Link PDF
  9. S. Aradhya, M. Frei, A. Halbritter, L. Venkataraman 'Correlating Structure, Conductance and Mechanics of Silver Atomic-Scale Contacts', ACS Nano, vol. 7, No.4, p 3706–3712, (2013). Link PDF

2012

 

  1. J.S. Meisner, S. Ahn, S.V. Aradhya, M. Krikorian, R. Parameswaran, M.L. Steigerwald, L. Venkataraman, and C. Nuckolls 'The Importance of Direct Metal-π Coupling in Electronic Transport Through Conjugated Single-molecule Junctions', J. Am. Chem. Soc., 134, 20440−20445, (2012) Link PDF.
  2. P. Darancet, J.R. Widawsky, H.J. Choi, L. Venkataraman, J.B. Neaton 'Quantitative Current-Voltage Characteristics in Molecular Junctions from First Principles', Nano Letters, 12, 6250−6254, (2012) Link PDF
  3. X. Roy, C. L. Schenck, S. Ahn, R. A. Lalancette, L. Venkataraman, C. Nuckolls, and M. L. Steigerwald, 'Quantum Soldering of Individual Quantum Dots', Angewandte Chemie, 51: 12473–12476, (2012). Link PDF
  4. H. Vazquez, R. Skouta, S. Schneebeli, M. Kamenetska, R. Breslow, L. Venkataraman, M.S. Hybertsen, 'Probing the Conductance Superposition Law in Single Molecule Circuits with Parallel Paths', Nature Nanotechnology, 7, 663-667, (2012). Link PDF. (See also News & Views article in Nature Nanotechnology, Oct. 2012. Link)
  5. A. Batra, G. Kladnik, H. Vázquez, J.S. Meisner, L. Floreano, C. Nuckolls, D. Cvetko, A. Morgante, L. Venkataraman, 'Quantifying Through-Space Charge Transfer Dynamics in π-Coupled Molecular Systems', Nature Communications, 3, 1086, (2012). Link PDF
  6. S.V. Aradhya, M. Frei, M.S. Hybertsen, L. Venkataraman, 'Van der Waals Interactions in Metal-Organic Interfaces at the Single-Molecule Level', Nature Materials, 11, 872-876, (2012) Link PDF. (See also News & Views article in Nature Materials, Oct. 2012. Link)
  7. S. Ahn, S. V. Aradhya, R. S. Klausen, B. Capozzi, X. Roy, M. L. Steigerwald, C. Nuckolls, L. Venkataraman, 'Electronic Transport and Mechanical Stability of Carboxyl Linked Single-Molecule Junctions' PCCP, 14, 13841–13845, (2012). Link PDF
  8. P. Makk, D. Tomaszewski, J. Martinek, Z. Balogh, Sz. Csonka, M. Wawrzyniak, M. Frei, L. Venkataraman, A. Halbritter, 'Correlation Analysis of Atomic and Single-Molecule Junction Conductance', ACS Nano, 12, 3411-3423, (2012) Link PDF.
  9. R. Klausen, J. R. Widawsky, M. L. Steigerwald, L. Venkataraman, C. Nuckolls, 'Conductive Molecular Silicon', J. Am. Chem. Soc., 134, 4541−4544, (2012) Link PDF.
  10. S. V. Aradhya, J. S. Meisner, M. Krikorian, S. Ahn, R. Parameswaran, M. L. Steigerwald, C. Nuckolls, L. Venkataraman, 'Dissecting Contact Mechanics from Quantum Interference in Single-Molecule Junctions of Stilbene Derivatives', Nano Letters, 12, 1643−1647, (2012) Link PDF.
  11. M. Frei, S. V. Aradhya, M. S. Hybertsen, L. Venkataraman, 'Linker Dependent Bond Rupture Force Measurements in Single-Molecule Junctions', J. Am. Chem. Soc., 134, 4003−4006, (2012) Link PDF.
  12. J.R. Widawsky, P. Darancet, J.B. Neaton, L. Venkataraman, 'Simultaneous Determination of Conductance and Thermopower of Single Molecule Junctions', Nano Letters, 12, 354−358, (2012) Link PDF.

2011

 

  1. W. Chen, J. R. Widawsky, H. Vázquez, S. T. Schneebeli, M. S. Hybertsen, R. Breslow, L. Venkataraman, 'Highly Conducting Pi-Conjugated Molecular Junctions Covalently Bonded to Gold Electrodes', J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133, 17160–17163 (2011) Link PDF (See also highlight in C&EN, October 2011. Link)
  2. M.Kamenetska, M. Dell’Angela, J.R. Widawsky, G. Kladnik, A.Verdini, A. Cossaro, D. Cvetko, A. Morgante, L. Venkataraman, 'Structure and Energy Level Alignment of Tetramethyl Benzenediamine on Au(111)', J. Phys. Chem. C, 111, 12625-12630, (2011) Link PDF.
  3. Z-L Cheng, R. Skouta, H. Vazquez, J. R. Widawsky, S. Schneebeli, W. Chen, M.S.Hybertsen, R.Breslow, L.Venkataraman, 'In situ Formation of Highly Conducting Au-C Contacts for Single Molecule Junctions', Nature Nanotechnology 6, 353-357, (2011) Link PDF.
  4. B. M. Boardman, J.R. Widawsky, Y.S. Park, L. Venkataraman, M.L.
    Steigerwald and C. Nuckolls, 'Conductance of Single-Cobalt Chalcogenide Cluster Junctions', J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133, 8455–8457, (2011) Link PDF
  5. V. Fatemi, M. Kamenetska, J.B. Neaton, L. Venkataraman, 'Environmental Control of Single-Molecule Junction Transport', Nano Letters, 11, 1988-1992, (2011) Link PDF. Featured in NanoTechWeb.org Link.
  6. J.S. Meisner, M. Kamenetska, M. Krikorian, M. L. Steigerwald, L. Venkataraman, C. Nuckolls, 'A Single-Molecule Potentiometer', Nano Letters, 11, 1575-1579 (2011) Link PDF (See also highlight in C&EN, March 2011. Link)
  7. M. Frei, S.V. Aradhya, M. Koentopp, M.S. Hybertsen, L. Venkataraman, 'Mechanics and Chemistry: Single Molecule Bond Rupture Forces Correlate with Molecular Backbone Structure', Nano Letters, 11, 1518-1523 (2011) Link PDF Featured in NanoTechWeb.org Link.
  8. S. Schneebeli, M. Kamenetska, Z. Cheng, R. Skouta, R.A. Friesner, L. Venkataraman, R. Breslow, 'Single molecule conductance through multiple π-π stacked benzene rings determined with direct electrode to benzene ring connections', (COVER) J. Am. Chem. Soc., 133, 2136–2139 (2011) Link PDF (See also Research Highlights in Nature Materials, March 2011. Link)

2010

 

  1. S. Schneebeli, M. Kamenetska, F. Foss, H. Vazquez, R. Skouta, M.S. Hybertsen, L. Venkataraman, R. Breslow, 'The Electrical Properties of Biphenylenes', Organic Letters, 12, 4114-4117 (2010). Link PDF
  2. M. Dell’Angela, G. Kladnik, A. Cossaro, A. Verdini, M. Kamenetska, I. Tamblyn, S. Y. Quek, J. B. Neaton, D. Cvetko, A. Morgante, and L. Venkataraman, 'Relating Energy Level Alignment and Amine-Linked Single Molecule Junction Conductance', Nano Letters, 10, 2470-2474 (2010). Link PDF
  3. R. Parameswaran, J. R. Widawsky, H. Vazquez, Y. S. Park, B. M. Boardman, C. Nuckolls,M. L. Steigerwald, M. S. Hybertsen, and L. Venkataraman,'Reliable Formation of Single Molecule Junctions with Air-Stable Diphenylphosphine Linkers', J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 1, 2114-2119 (2010). Link PDF
  4. M. Kamenetska, Su Ying Quek, A. C. Whalley, M. L. Steigerwald, H.J. Choi, Steven G. Louie, C. Nuckolls, M.S. Hybertsen, J. B. Neaton, L. Venkataraman, 'Conductance and Geometry of Pyridine-Linked Single Molecule Junctions', J. Am. Chem. Soc, 132, 6817–6821 (2010). Link PDF

2009

 

  1. J. R. Widawsky, M. Kamenetska, J. Klare, C. Nuckolls, M.L. Steigerwald, M.S.
    Hybertsen , L. Venkataraman, ‘Electronic Transport Across Single Molecular Wire Junctions: Voltage Dependence of Conductance’, Nanotechnology, vol 20, 434009 (2009). Link PDF
  2. Y. S. Park, J. R. Widawsky, M. Kamenetska, M. L. Steigerwald, M.S. Hybertsen, C. Nuckolls, L. Venkataraman, ‘Frustrated Rotations in Single Molecule Junctions', J. Am. Chem. Soc, 131, 10820-10821 (2009). Link PDF
  3. Su Ying Quek, Maria Kamenetska, Michael L. Steigerwald, Hyoung Joon
    Choi, Steven G. Louie, Mark S. Hybertsen, J. B. Neaton, L. Venkataraman, 'Mechanically-Controlled Binary Conductance Switching of a Single-Molecule
    Junction
    ', Nature Nanotechnology,vol 4, 230 (2009). Link PDF Featured in NanotechWeb.org Link.
  4. M. Kamenetska, M. Koentopp, A. C. Whalley, Y. S. Park, M. L.
    Steigerwald, C. Nuckolls, M. S. Hybertsen, and L. Venkataraman, 'Formation and Evolution of Single Molecule Junctions', Physical Review Letters, 102, 126803 (2009). Link PDF

2008

 

  1. L. Venkataraman, 'Benzene provides the missing link in molecular junctions', Invited Physics Viewpoint, 2008, 1, 5. Link
  2. M. S. Hybertsen, L. Venkataraman, J. E. Klare, A. C. Whalley, M. L. Steigerwald and C. Nuckolls, 'Amine-Linked Single Molecule Circuits: Systematic Trends across Molecular Families', J. Phys.: Condens. Matter, 20 374115 (2008). Link PDF
  3. L. Venkataraman, 'Molecular Junctions: Seeing is Believing', Invited News and Views, Nature Nanotechnology, 2008, 3, 187-188. Link

2007

 

  1. Y. S. Park, A. C. Whalley, M. Kamenetska, M.L. Steigerwald, M. S. Hybertsen, C. Nuckolls, L. Venkataraman, 'Contact Chemistry and Single-Molecule Conductance: A Comparison of Phosphines, Methyl Sulfides, and Amines' J. Am. Chem. Soc., 129, 15768-15769, 2007. Link PDF(See also Research Highlights in Nature Nanotechnology, December, 2007. Link)
  2. Jordan R. Quinn, Frank W. Foss Jr., L. Venkataraman and Ronald Breslow, 'Oxidation Potentials Correlate with Conductivities of Aromatic Molecular Wires' J. Am. Chem. Soc., 129, 12376-12377, 2007. Link PDF
  3. D. Millar, L. Venkataraman and L. H. Doerrer, 'Efficacy of Au-Au Contacts for Molecular Conductance Measurement', J. Phys. Chem. C., 111, 17635-17639, 2007. Link PDF
  4. S. Y. Quek, L. Venkataraman, C. H. Choi, S. G. Louie, M. S. Hybertsen, J. B. Neaton, 'Amine-Gold Linked Single-Molecule Circuits: Experiment and Theory, Nano Letters, vol. 7, pp. 3477-3482, 2007. Link PDF
  5. J. R. Quinn, F. Foss, L. Venkataraman, M. S. Hybertsen, R. Breslow, 'Single-Molecule Junction Conductance through Diaminoacene', J. Am. Chem. Soc., 129, (21), 6714-6715, 2007. Link PDF
  6. L. Venkataraman, Y. S. Park, A. C. Whalley, C. Nuckolls, M. S. Hybertsen, and M. L. Steigerwald, 'Electronics and Chemistry: Varying Single Molecule Junction Conductance with Chemical Substituent', Nano Letters, Vol 7, p502-506, 2007. Link PDF

2006

 

  1. L. Venkataraman, J.E. Klare, C. Nuckolls, M.S. Hybertsen and M. L. Steigerwald, 'Dependence of Single Molecule Junction Conductance on Molecular Conformation', Nature, vol. 442, p904-907, 2006. Link PDF (See also Research Highlights in Nature Nanotechnology, August, 2006. Link)
  2. L. Venkataraman, J.E. Klare, I.W. Tam, C. Nuckolls, M.S Hybertsen and M. Steigerwald, 'Single-Molecule Circuits with Well-Defined Molecular Conductance', Nano Letters, vol. 6, pp. 458-462, 2006. Link PDF
  3. L. Venkataraman, Yeon Suk Hong, and P. Kim, 'Electron Transport in a Multi-Channel One-Dimensional Conductor: Molybdenum Selenide Nanowires' Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 076601 (2006). Link PDF
  4. J. Ulrich, D. Esrail, W. Pontius, L. Venkataraman, D. Millar, and L. H. Doerrer, 'Variability of Conductance in Molecular Junctions', J. Phys. Chem B, vol 110, p 2462-2466, 2006. Link PDF

Pre-COlumbia Publications

 

  1. L. Venkataraman, C. M. Lieber, 'Molybdenum Selenide Molecular Wires as One Dimensional Conductors', Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 5334-5337 (1999).
  2. F. Silvera, J. Bonalde, T. M. Brill, K. Penanen, L. Venkataraman, 'Experiments Designed to Achieve BEC in Spin-Polarized Hydrogen', Condensed Matter Theories, Vol. 12, edited by J. W. Clark and P. V. Panat (Nova Science Publishers, NY, 1997.)
  3. M. F. Chang, L. Venkataraman, I. F. Silvera, 'Monte Carlo Simulation of Energy Dissipation of Recombining Hydrogen in a Maze', J. Low Temp. Phys., 101, 739, 1995.
  4. R. A. Jishi, L. Venkataraman, M.S. Dresselhaus, G. Dresselhaus, 'Symmetry Properties of Chiral Carbon Nanotubules', Phys. Rev. B 51, 11176, 1995.
  5. R. A. Jishi, L. Venkataraman, M.S. Dresselhaus, G. Dresselhaus, 'Phonon Modes in Carbon Nanotubules', Chem. Phys. Lett., 209, 77, 1993.