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Possible performance improvement in [2]catenane molecular electronic switches

Kim, Yong-Hoon and Jang, Seung Soon and Goddard, William A., III (2006) Possible performance improvement in [2]catenane molecular electronic switches. Applied Physics Letters, 88 (16). Art. No. 163112. ISSN 0003-6951.

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Mechanically interlocked bistable supramolecular complexes are promising candidates of molecular electronics. Applying a multiscale computational approach, here we study the coherent charge transport properties of catenane monolayers sandwiched between Cu(111) electrodes. We demonstrate the robust nature of electrical switching behavior with respect to the variations in the monolayer packing density and the type of electrodes, as well as the thermal fluctuations of the molecules. We propose that the asymmetry of molecule-electrode barriers can be utilized to improve the switching ratio.

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Jang, Seung Soon0000-0002-1920-421X
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Additional Information:© 2006 American Institute of Physics (Received 9 December 2005; accepted 2 March 2006; published online 20 April 2006) One of the authors (Y.-H.K.) gratefully acknowledge Amar Flood for insightful discussions. He was supported by KRF-2005-041-C00125. Two of the authors (W.A.G. III and S.S.J.) were supported by NSF-NIRT, MARCO-FENA, ONR-DURIP, ARO-DURIP, and NSF-MRI.
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National Research Foundation of KoreaKRF-2005-041-C00125
Microelectronics Advanced Research Corporation (MARCO)UNSPECIFIED
Office of Naval Research (ONR)UNSPECIFIED
Army Research Office (ARO)UNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:organic compounds; molecular electronics; switches; electrodes
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