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Pushing around electrons: Towards 2-D and 3-D molecular switches

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Andrew Benniston


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In the new age of molecular electronics there has been a great deal of speculation about ways to control the passage of electrons through organic-based wires using electro- or photo-active switches. However, the next stage development is envisaged as the added sophistication of directionality so that electron migration can be switched into 2 and 3 dimensions. This short tutorial review will set out how this realisation may be achieved and highlight examples where the idea of directionality in electron transfer has been put into practice.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Benniston AC

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Chemical Society Reviews

Year: 2004

Volume: 33

Issue: 9

Pages: 573-578

ISSN (print): 0306-0012

ISSN (electronic): 1460-4744


DOI: 10.1039/b309963f

PubMed id: 15592622