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Dr. Shengli Qi, Dr. Hiroki Iida, Dr. Lili Liu, Prof. Stephan Irle, Prof. Wenping Hu and Prof. Eiji Yashima Electrical Switching Behavior of a [60]Fullerene-Based Molecular Wire Encapsulated in a Syndiotactic Poly(methyl methacrylate) Helical Cavity Angewandte Chemie International Edition 52

Version of Record online: 13 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.201208481

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Exploding peapods? A helical syndiotactic poly(methyl methacrylate) encapsulates C60 molecules within its helical cavity to form a supramolecular peapod-like molecular wire. Sandwich devices using these molecular wires in the active layer exhibit an irreversible electrical switching effect. Calculations predict a violent Coulomb explosion in the peapod C60 wires during the charge injection process, which would account for the observed irreversible electrical switching.

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