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Issue 14, 2008
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Functional molecular wires

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Abstract

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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Submitted
17 Dec 2007
Accepted
15 Feb 2008
First published
22 Feb 2008

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2008,10, 1859-1866
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Paper

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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