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Thermally Driven Nanofuses Based on Organometallic Rotors

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  • Dr. Antonio J. Mota,

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    1. Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Granada, Campus Fuentenueva s/n, 18071-Granada (Spain)
    • Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Granada, Campus Fuentenueva s/n, 18071-Granada (Spain)
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  • Dr. Luis Álvarez de Cienfuegos,

    1. Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Granada, Campus Fuentenueva s/n, 18071 Granada (Spain), Fax: (+34) 958 248437
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  • Sara P. Morcillo,

    1. Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Granada, Campus Fuentenueva s/n, 18071 Granada (Spain), Fax: (+34) 958 248437
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  • Dr. Noelia Fuentes,

    1. Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Granada, Campus Fuentenueva s/n, 18071 Granada (Spain), Fax: (+34) 958 248437
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  • Dr. Delia Miguel,

    1. Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Granada, Campus Fuentenueva s/n, 18071 Granada (Spain), Fax: (+34) 958 248437
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  • Dr. Salvador Rodríguez-Bolívar,

    1. Department of Electronic and Computer Technology, University of Granada, Campus Fuentenueva s/n, 18071 Granada (Spain)
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  • Dr. Francisco M. Gómez-Campos,

    1. Department of Electronic and Computer Technology, University of Granada, Campus Fuentenueva s/n, 18071 Granada (Spain)
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  • Prof. Dr. Diego J. Cárdenas,

    1. Department of Organic Chemistry C-I, UAM, Cantoblanco 28049 Madrid (Spain)
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  • Dr. Juan M. Cuerva

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    1. Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Granada, Campus Fuentenueva s/n, 18071 Granada (Spain), Fax: (+34) 958 248437
    • Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Granada, Campus Fuentenueva s/n, 18071 Granada (Spain), Fax: (+34) 958 248437
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Abstract

Molecular design of chromium arenes are theoretically studied as a model for the development of novel thermally-driven molecular fuses. This study correlates the switching event with a partial disconnection of the molecule from the metallic electrode mediated by changes in the conformational states of the molecule directed by external stimuli. Moreover, the reversibility of the process (the reconnection to the metallic electrode) is also considered for these systems when a reversal voltage pulse (reset) is applied. The energetic requirements of the on and off states are correlated with temperature through the Arrhenius equation. To carry out this study we performed density functional theory (DFT) calculations.

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