Monday, September 22, 2008

Remembering Schon

Recall the article In the Matter of J. Hendrik Schon , published in Physics World about six years ago (1 Nov 02). The Beasley report has since vanished from the "Bell Labs" website.

However, there is a discussion on YouTube of Jan Hendrik Schon.

see The Dark Secret Of Hendrik Schön (4 of 5)



Query: what is the first citation in the paper -->

Science DOI: 10.1126/science.1066171
Science Express Index
This article has been retracted
Submitted on September 12, 2001
Accepted on October 25, 2001
Field-Effect Modulation of the Conductance of Single Molecules

Jan Hendrik Schön 1*, Hong Meng 1, Zhenan Bao 1
1 Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, 600 Mountain Avenue, Murray Hill, NJ 07974-0636, USA.
* To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail:

Field-effect transistors based on two-component self-assembled monolayers of conjugated and insulating molecules have been prepared, the conductance through which can be varied by more than three orders of magnitude by changing the applied gate bias. Using very small ratios of conjugated to insulating molecules in the two-component monolayer, devices with only a few "electrically active" molecules can be achieved. At low temperatures the peak channel-conductance is quantized in units of 2e2/h. This behavior is indicative of transistor action in single molecules. Based on such single-molecule transistors inverter circuits with gain are demonstrated.

Note the book Crystal Fire: the birth of the information age by Michael Riordan and Lillian Hoddeson, Norton, 1997. Lilienfeld is discussed at pages 145 (showing Fig. 1 of US 1,745,175), 160, 176-77, 185 and 271.

The open atmosphere of Bell Labs is discussed at pages 84 and 128 (among other places).


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