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Design principles of dual-functional molecular switches in solid-state tunnel junction

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dc.contributor.author Thompson, Damien
dc.contributor.author del Barco, Enrique
dc.contributor.author Nijhuis, Christian A.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-04T10:35:07Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-04T10:35:07Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/9073
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Molecular electronics has improved tremendously over the past 20 years, but it remains challenging to develop molecular switches that operate well in two-terminal tunnel junctions. Emerging technologies demand multi-functional junctions that can switch between different operations within a single molecule or molecular monolayer. Usually the focus is placed on molecules that shift the junctions between high and low conductance states, but here we describe molecular junctions with dual-functional switching capability. We discuss the operating mechanism of such switches and present examples of “two-in-one” junctions of a diode placed in series with an additional switch, which can operate either as an electrostatic or a memory on/off switch. We propose guidelines for future designs of such dual-function molecular switches and provide an outlook for future directions of research. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher American Institute of Physics en_US
dc.relation MOE2019-T2-1-137 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Applied Physics Letters;117, 030502
dc.subject Molecular electronics en_US
dc.subject dual-functional en_US
dc.title Design principles of dual-functional molecular switches in solid-state tunnel junction en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1063/5.0016280
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor National Science Foundation en_US
dc.relation.projectid 15/CDA/3491 en_US
dc.relation.projectid ECCS#1916874 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2997930


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