Switching the Conductance of a Single Molecule: Lessons From Molecular Junctions
Polymer Science and Engineering
The concept of using single molecules as functional building blocks in electronic circuitry represents the ultimate device miniaturization and has garnered tremendous attention from physics, chemistry, and engineering. Recent advances in single-molecule junction techniques have enabled direct investigation of charge transport in a quasi-one-dimensional conduction channel composed of an individual molecule. One of the main research focuses over the past decade has been to understand the conductance switching effect of single molecules as it is essential for developing molecular-scale optoelectronics, computing, and sensing applications. In this perspective, we highlight the established physical and chemical mechanisms for single-molecule conductance switching behavior and examine the associated stimuli in single-molecule junction systems.
Ayinla, R. T.,
(2022). Switching the Conductance of a Single Molecule: Lessons From Molecular Junctions. MRS Communications, 12, 495-509.
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