Can Molecular Quantum Interference Effect Transistors Survive Vibration?

Shuguang Chen, Weijun Zhou, Qing Zhang, Yanho Kwok, Guanhua Chen, Mark A Ratner

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Quantum interference in cross-conjugated molecules can be utilized to construct molecular quantum interference effect transistors. However, whether its application can be achieved depends on the survivability of the quantum interference under real conditions such as nuclear vibration. We use two simulation methods to investigate the effects of nuclear vibration on quantum interference in a meta-linked benzene system. The simulation results suggest that the quantum interference is robust against nuclear vibration not only in the steady state but also in its transient dynamics, and thus the molecular quantum interference effect transistors can be realized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5166-5170
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - Oct 19 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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