Understanding and controlling crosstalk between parallel molecular wires

Matthew G. Reuter*, Gemma C. Solomon, Thorsten Hansen, Tamar Seideman, Mark A. Ratner

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Cooperative effects between molecular wires affect conduction through the wires, and studies have yet to clarify the conditions under which these effects enhance (diminish) conduction. Using a simple but general model, we attribute this crosstalk to the duality of energetic splitting and phase interference between the wires? conduction channels. In most cases, crosstalk increases (decreases) conductance when the Fermi level is far from (close to) an isolated wire's resonance. Finally, we discuss strategies for controlling crosstalk between parallel molecular wires.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1667-1671
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Issue number14
StatePublished - Jul 21 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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