The current-voltage characteristics through a metallic nanoparticle which is well coupled to a metallic lead are measured. It is shown that the I-V curves are composed of two contributions. One is a suppression of the tunneling conductivity at the Fermi level, and the second is an oscillating feature which shifts with gate voltage. The results indicate that zero-bias anomaly and Coulomb blockade phenomena coexist in an asymmetric strongly coupled zero-dimensional system.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)