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Functional molecular wires

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The properties of self-assembled molecules may be tuned by sequentially coupling components on a gold surface, the molecular electronics toolbox of chemically reactive building blocks yielding molecular wires with diode-like current–voltage (IV) characteristics. The bias for rectification in each case is dependent upon the sequence of electron-donating and electron-accepting moieties and similar behaviour has been achieved for four different contacting techniques.

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The article was received on 17 Dec 2007, accepted on 15 Feb 2008 and first published on 22 Feb 2008

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B719417J
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2008,10, 1859-1866

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    Functional molecular wires

    G. J. Ashwell, P. Wierzchowiec, L. J. Phillips, C. J. Collins, J. Gigon, B. J. Robinson, C. M. Finch, I. R. Grace, C. J. Lambert, P. D. Buckle, K. Ford, B. J. Wood and I. R. Gentle, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2008, 10, 1859
    DOI: 10.1039/B719417J

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