Molecular rectifiers

Arieh Aviram, Mark A Ratner

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Abstract

The construction of a very simple electronic device, a rectifier, based on the use of a single organic molecule is discussed. The molecular rectifier consists of a donor pi system and an acceptor pi system, separated by a sigma-bonded (methylene) tunnelling bridge. The response of such a molecule to an applied field is calculated, and rectifier properties indeed appear.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-283
Number of pages7
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 15 1974

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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