We thank P. Rudolf for use of an X-ray photoelectron spectrometer and J. Salomon for help with developing the Octave routine. This work was supported by the Koerber Foundation (Hamburg), Material Science Center (MSC+), Stichting F.O.M. and NWO via a PIONIER grant. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.
Reversible Conductance Switching of Single Diarylethenes on a Gold Surface†
Article first published online: 5 MAY 2006
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Volume 18, Issue 11, pages 1397–1400, June, 2006
How to Cite
Katsonis, N., Kudernac, T., Walko, M., van der Molen, S. J., van Wees, B. J. and Feringa, B. L. (2006), Reversible Conductance Switching of Single Diarylethenes on a Gold Surface. Adv. Mater., 18: 1397–1400. doi: 10.1002/adma.200600210
- Issue published online: 29 MAY 2006
- Article first published online: 5 MAY 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 13 MAR 2006
- Manuscript Received: 1 FEB 2006
- Molecular switches;
- Optical switches;
- Photochromic materials;
Light-controlled conductance switching of diarylethenes attached to Au(111) is reported (see figure). First, scanning tunneling microscopy is used to demonstrate reversible photoswitching for individual molecules. Second, reversible switching in self-assembled monolayers is established by means of optical spectroscopy.