Signatures of Quantum Interference Effects on Charge Transport Through a Single Benzene Ring

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  • Dr. Carlos R. Arroyo,

    1. Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology, Lorentzweg 1, 2628 CJ Delft (The Netherlands) http://vanderzantlab.tudelft.nl/
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    • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Dr. Simge Tarkuc,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Julianalaan 136, 2628 BL Delft (The Netherlands)
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    • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Riccardo Frisenda,

    1. Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology, Lorentzweg 1, 2628 CJ Delft (The Netherlands) http://vanderzantlab.tudelft.nl/
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  • Dr. Johannes S. Seldenthuis,

    1. Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology, Lorentzweg 1, 2628 CJ Delft (The Netherlands) http://vanderzantlab.tudelft.nl/
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  • Charlotte H. M. Woerde,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Julianalaan 136, 2628 BL Delft (The Netherlands)
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  • Dr. Rienk Eelkema,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Julianalaan 136, 2628 BL Delft (The Netherlands)
    • Rienk Eelkema, Department of Chemical Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Julianalaan 136, 2628 BL Delft (The Netherlands)

      Ferdinand C. Grozema, Department of Chemical Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Julianalaan 136, 2628 BL Delft (The Netherlands)

      Herre S. J. van der Zant, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology, Lorentzweg 1, 2628 CJ Delft (The Netherlands) http://vanderzantlab.tudelft.nl/

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  • Dr. Ferdinand C. Grozema,

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    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Julianalaan 136, 2628 BL Delft (The Netherlands)
    • Rienk Eelkema, Department of Chemical Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Julianalaan 136, 2628 BL Delft (The Netherlands)

      Ferdinand C. Grozema, Department of Chemical Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Julianalaan 136, 2628 BL Delft (The Netherlands)

      Herre S. J. van der Zant, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology, Lorentzweg 1, 2628 CJ Delft (The Netherlands) http://vanderzantlab.tudelft.nl/

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  • Prof. Dr. Herre S. J. van der Zant

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    1. Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology, Lorentzweg 1, 2628 CJ Delft (The Netherlands) http://vanderzantlab.tudelft.nl/
    • Rienk Eelkema, Department of Chemical Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Julianalaan 136, 2628 BL Delft (The Netherlands)

      Ferdinand C. Grozema, Department of Chemical Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Julianalaan 136, 2628 BL Delft (The Netherlands)

      Herre S. J. van der Zant, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology, Lorentzweg 1, 2628 CJ Delft (The Netherlands) http://vanderzantlab.tudelft.nl/

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  • We thank M. Perrin and J. M. Thijssen for discussions. This work has been supported by FOM, the European Union seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under the grant agreement no 270369 (“ELFOS”) and The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) in the form of a VIDI grant to FCG.

Abstract

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Molekulare Elektronik: Der Ladungstransport durch einen Benzolring wurde mit der mechanisch kontrollierten Bruchkontakt-Methode untersucht. Die niedrige Eingangsleitfähigkeit eines meta-substituierten Benzolrings ist mehr als eine Größenordnung kleiner als die eines para-substituierten. Dieser Unterschied wird mit einem destruktiven Quanteninterferenzeffekt in meta-substituiertem Benzol erklärt (siehe Bild).

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