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Functional molecular wires

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Journal publication date2008
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Journal number14
Number of pages8
Original languageEnglish


The properties of self-assembled molecules may be tuned by sequentially coupling components on a gold surface, the molecular electronics toolbox of chemically reactive building blocks yielding molecular wires with diode-like current-voltage (I - V) characteristics. The bias for recti. cation in each case is dependent upon the sequence of electron-donating and electron-accepting moieties and similar behaviour has been achieved for four different contacting techniques.