Interplay of topology and chemical stability on the electronic transport of molecular junctions

S. N. Yaliraki, Mark A. Ratner

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The coherent electronic transport through molecular junctions is theoretically modeled. The interplay of geometry, topology, and chemistry is explored within the Landauer picture of elastic scattering and various methods of quantum description of the composite system. The emphasis is on obtaining guiding principles for device optimization. Outstanding problems and future directions are outlined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-162
Number of pages10
JournalAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002



  • Conductance
  • Contacts
  • Dendrimers
  • Molecular electronics
  • Molecular wires
  • Topology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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