Can We Understand the Molecule in Molecular Electronics?
Article first published online: 15 AUG 2012
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 51, Issue 39, pages 9737–9738, September 24, 2012
How to Cite
Bernasek, S. L. (2012), Can We Understand the Molecule in Molecular Electronics?. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51: 9737–9738. doi: 10.1002/anie.201204516
- Issue published online: 19 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 15 AUG 2012
- Manuscript Received: 11 JUN 2012
- charge transfer;
- conducting materials;
- molecular electronics;
Using molecules as individual components in electronic devices promises the ultimate in miniaturization coupled with the flexibility of organic synthesis to tune the individual component. Examination of metal/molecule/metal junctions (see figure) show that organic functionality has little effect on the conductivity and rectification behavior of molecular electronic junctions, thus questioning the possible tunability of molecular electronic devices.