The metastability of an electrochemically controlled nanoscale machine on gold surfaces

Hsian Rong Tseng, Dongmin Wu, Nicholas Xuanlai Fang, Xiang Zhang*, J. Fraser Stoddart

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Kick starting bistable rotaxanes on surfaces and in solid-state devices at ground zero produces the all-important metastability critical for operating ON/OFF switches in molecular electronics (see picture).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-116
Number of pages6
JournalChemPhysChem
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 23 2004

Keywords

  • Electrochemistry
  • Kinetics
  • Metastable states
  • Molecular switches
  • Self-assembled monolayers
  • Surfaces

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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