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Controlled switching of single-molecule junctions by mechanical motion of a phenyl ring
Kyoto University, Japan.
Kyoto University, Japan.
Kyoto University, Japan.
Kyoto University, Japan.
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2015 (English)In: Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, ISSN 2190-4286, Vol. 6, 2088-2095 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Mechanical methods for single-molecule control have potential for wide application in nanodevices and machines. Here we demonstrate the operation of a single-molecule switch made functional by the motion of a phenyl ring, analogous to the lever in a conventional toggle switch. The switch can be actuated by dual triggers, either by a voltage pulse or by displacement of the electrode, and electronic manipulation of the ring by chemical substitution enables rational control of the on-state conductance. Owing to its simple mechanics, structural robustness, and chemical accessibility, we propose that phenyl rings are promising components in mechanical molecular devices.

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2015. Vol. 6, 2088-2095 p.
Keyword [en]
density functional theory, phenyl rings, quantum transport simulations, scanning tunneling microscopy, single-molecule switches
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Materials Chemistry Condensed Matter Physics
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Physics, Condensed Matter Physics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-47379DOI: 10.3762/bjnano.6.213ISI: 000363840300001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-47379DiVA: diva2:873555
Available from: 2015-11-24 Created: 2015-11-24 Last updated: 2016-07-21Bibliographically approved

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