Unconventional Conduction | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 90 Issue 1 | p. 24 | Concentrates
Issue Date: January 2, 2012

Unconventional Conduction

Single-molecule experiments show that charge transport? does not always proceed via the shortest route?
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: JACS In C&EN
Keywords: single molecule, charge transport, break junction, molecular electronics

Single-molecule charge transport experiments indicate that electrical current does not necessarily take the shortest route through a molecule, as is commonly assumed (J. Am. Chem. Soc., DOI: 10.1021/ja208600v). The study deepens understanding of electron transport through individual molecules and shows that the microscopy method used to probe this process can distinguish between isomers with subtle structural differences. Zhihai Li and . . .

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