2. Quantum Interference in Acyclic Molecules

  1. Prof. Dr. Laurens D. A. Siebbeles and
  2. Dr. Ferdinand C. Grozema
  1. Gemma C. Solomon1,
  2. David Q. Andrews2 and
  3. Mark A. Ratner3

Published Online: 31 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9783527633074.ch2

Charge and Exciton Transport through Molecular Wires

Charge and Exciton Transport through Molecular Wires

How to Cite

Solomon, G. C., Andrews, D. Q. and Ratner, M. A. (2011) Quantum Interference in Acyclic Molecules, in Charge and Exciton Transport through Molecular Wires (eds L. D. A. Siebbeles and F. C. Grozema), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527633074.ch2

Editor Information

  1. Delft University of Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering, Optoelectronic Materials Section, Julianalaan 136, 2628 BL Delft, The Netherlands

Author Information

  1. 1

    Nano-Science Center and Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen, Universitetparken 5, Copenhagen Ø, 2100, Denmark

  2. 2

    Environmental Working Group, Washington, D.C. 20009, USA

  3. 3

    Argonne/Northwestern Solar Energy Research (ANSER) Center, Department of Chemistry, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208-3113, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 JAN 2011
  2. Published Print: 26 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527325016

Online ISBN: 9783527633074



  • molecular wires;
  • cross-conjugated molecules;
  • proximate resonance barrier tunneling (PRBT) model;
  • highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO);
  • lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (LUMO);
  • quantum interference effects


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Theoretical Methods

  • Interference in Acyclic Cross-Conjugated Molecules

  • Understanding Interference in Model Systems

  • Using Interference for Devices

  • Probing the Limits of Calculations: Important Real-World Phenomena

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • References