Volume 91 Issue 8 | p. 28 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 25, 2013

Bipyridine-Based Molecular Wire Conducts Easily

Robust conductor may enable molecular electronic devices
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE, Organic SCENE
Keywords: molecular electronics, molecular wire, viologen, bipyridine

Molecular electronic devices require robust molecular wires to conduct charge over long distances. A new wire based on a repeating bipyridine structure shows unprecedented conductance and maintains it over longer distances compared with other carbon-based wires (J. Phys. Chem. Lett., DOI: 10.1021/jz302057m). A team led by Magdaléna Hromadová of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic . . .

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