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Exploring the performance of molecular rectifiers: Limitations and factors affecting molecular rectification

Armstrong, Nicholas and Hoft, Rainer C. and McDonagh, Andrew and Cortie, Michael B. and Ford, Michael J. (2007) Exploring the performance of molecular rectifiers: Limitations and factors affecting molecular rectification. NANO LETTERS, 7 (10). pp. 3018-3022.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl0714435

Abstract

There has been significant work investigating the use of molecules as nanoscale rectifiers in so-called ``molecular electronics''. However, less attention has been paid to optimizing the design parameters of molecular rectifiers or to their inherent limitations. Here we use a barrier tunneling model to examine the degree of rectification that can be achieved and to provide insight for the design and development of molecules with optimum rectification responses.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Tunnelling and microscopic phenomena
Physical Science > Nanoelectronics
ID Code:2296
Deposited By:Anuj Seth
Deposited On:18 Dec 2008 16:55
Last Modified:19 Jan 2009 15:43

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