Volume 93 Issue 22 | p. 7 | News of The Week
Issue Date: June 1, 2015

A Single-Molecule Diode That Works

Molecular Electronics: Simple approach yields high-performing circuit element
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Organic SCENE, Materials SCENE, Nano SCENE
Keywords: single molecule, molecular electronics, diode, miniaturization

Forty years ago, scientists theorized that a single molecule could function as a diode—an electronic circuit element that allows current to flow in one direction but not the other.

Now, a team led by Latha Venkataraman and Luis M. Campos of Columbia University and Jeffrey B. Neaton of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has demonstrated a simple way to make low-voltage, single-molecule diodes that . . .

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