Light-controlled conductance switching of ordered metal-molecule-metal devices

van der Molen, S. J. and Liao, J. and Kudernac, T. and Agustsson, J. and Bernard, L. and Calame, M. and van Wees, B. and Feringa, B. L. and Schönenberger, C.. (2009) Light-controlled conductance switching of ordered metal-molecule-metal devices. Nano Letters, 9 (1). pp. 76-80.

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We demonstrate reversible, light-controlled conductance switching of molecular devices based on photochromic diarylethene molecules. These devices consist of ordered, two-dimensional lattices of gold nanoparticles, in which neighboring particles are bridged by switchable molecules. We independently con&hibar;rm that reversible iso-merization of the diarylethenes employed is at the heart of the room-temperature conductance switching. For this, we take full advantage of the possibility to use optical spectroscopy to follow molecular switching in these samples.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Physik > Physik > Experimentalphysik Nanoelektronik (Schönenberger)
UniBasel Contributors:Schönenberger, Christian and Calame, Michel and Agustsson, Jón Skírnir
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:American Chemical Society
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Deposited On:22 Mar 2012 13:44

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