Single-molecule conductance oscillations in alkane rings

Ismael, A.K. and Lambert, C.J. (2019) Single-molecule conductance oscillations in alkane rings. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 7 (22). pp. 6578-6581. ISSN 2050-7534

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We investigate the single-molecule electrical conductance of alkane rings connected to gold electrodes and demonstrate that their logarithmic conductances are ocillatory functions of length. This contrasts with the logarithmic conductances of alkane chains, which decay linearly with length. This non-classical behaviour is attributed to conformational effects in the alkane rings, which tend to be more (less) planar when their branches contain even (odd) numbers of CH2 groups. Surprisingly the conductances of alkane rings with two parallel conductance paths are predicted to be lower then those of the corresponding linear chains with only one conductance path.

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Journal of Materials Chemistry C
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?? moleculesalkane chainsconformational effectelectrical conductancegold electrodeslinear chainparallel conductancesingle moleculesingle molecule conductanceparaffinsgeneral chemistrymaterials chemistrychemistry(all) ??
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22 Jun 2019 09:20
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