The Metastability of an Electrochemically Controlled Nanoscale Machine on Gold Surfaces

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  • Hsian-Rong Tseng Dr.,

    1. The California NanoSystems Institute and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, USA, Fax: (+1) 310-206-1843
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  • Dongmin Wu,

    1. The California NanoSystems Institute and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, University of California, Los Angeles, USA, Fax: (+1) 310-206-2302
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  • Nicholas Xuanlai Fang,

    1. The California NanoSystems Institute and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, University of California, Los Angeles, USA, Fax: (+1) 310-206-2302
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  • Xiang Zhang Prof.,

    1. The California NanoSystems Institute and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, University of California, Los Angeles, USA, Fax: (+1) 310-206-2302
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  • J. Fraser Stoddart Prof.

    1. The California NanoSystems Institute and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, USA, Fax: (+1) 310-206-1843
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Abstract

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Kick starting bistable rotaxanes on surfaces and in solid-state devices at ground zero produces the all-important metastability critical for operating ON/OFF switches in molecular electronics (see picture).

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