A comparison of potential molecular wires as components for molecular electronics

N Robertson, C A McGowan

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Abstract

The field of electronics using single-molecule components has recently received much attention as a possible new design concept for the continued miniturisation of electronics. Molecular wires are the conceptually simplest components of such electronic systems and several different,compound types hate been used to produce molecular wires. Examples of some of the most promising families of molecular wires are presented, namely conjugated hydrocarbons, carbon nanotubes, porphyrin oligomers and DNA. Discussion centres around their potential use in functioning electronic architectures in terms of their electronic properties, ease and controllability of synthesis and potential for self-assembly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96-103
Number of pages8
JournalChemical Society Reviews
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2003

Keywords

  • WALLED CARBON NANOTUBES
  • SOLID-PHASE SYNTHESES
  • OLIGO(1,4-PHENYLENE ETHYNYLENE)S
  • CHARGE-TRANSPORT
  • ALLIGATOR CLIPS
  • DNA-MOLECULES
  • MICROSCOPY
  • CONDUCTION
  • OLIGOMERS
  • SUPPORT

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