Conductance switching in single molecules through conformational changes

Z. J. Donhauser, B. A. Mantooth, K. F. Kelly, L. A. Bumm, J. D. Monnell, Joshua James Stapleton, Jr Price, A. M. Rawlett, D. L. Allara, J. M. Tour, P. S. Weiss

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Abstract

We tracked over time the conductance switching of single and bundled phenylene ethynylene oligomers isolated in matrices of alkanethiolate monolayers. The persistence times for isolated and bundled molecules in either the ON or OFF switch state range from seconds to tens of hours. When the surrounding matrix is well ordered, the rate at which the inserted molecules switch is low. Conversely, when the surrounding matrix is poorly ordered, the inserted molecules switch more often. We conclude that the switching is a result of conformational changes in the molecules or bundles, rather than electrostatic effects of charge transfer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2303-2307
Number of pages5
JournalScience
Volume292
Issue number5525
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StatePublished - Jun 22 2001

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Donhauser, Z. J., Mantooth, B. A., Kelly, K. F., Bumm, L. A., Monnell, J. D., Stapleton, J. J., ... Weiss, P. S. (2001). Conductance switching in single molecules through conformational changes. Science, 292(5525), 2303-2307. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1060294
Donhauser, Z. J. ; Mantooth, B. A. ; Kelly, K. F. ; Bumm, L. A. ; Monnell, J. D. ; Stapleton, Joshua James ; Price, Jr ; Rawlett, A. M. ; Allara, D. L. ; Tour, J. M. ; Weiss, P. S. / Conductance switching in single molecules through conformational changes. In: Science. 2001 ; Vol. 292, No. 5525. pp. 2303-2307.
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Donhauser ZJ, Mantooth BA, Kelly KF, Bumm LA, Monnell JD, Stapleton JJ et al. Conductance switching in single molecules through conformational changes. Science. 2001 Jun 22;292(5525):2303-2307. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1060294