Interference Controls Conductance in Phthalocyanine Molecular Junctions

Gonzalez, Maria Teresa and Ismael, Ali and Garcia-Igleslias, Miguel and Leary, Edmund and Rubio-Bollinger, Gabino and Grace, Iain and Gonzalez-Rodriguez, David and Torres, Tomas and Lambert, Colin and Agrait, Nicolas (2021) Interference Controls Conductance in Phthalocyanine Molecular Junctions. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 125 (27). pp. 15036-15043. ISSN 1932-7447

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We report an experimental and theoretical study of the single-molecule conductance of two separate families of regioisomeric phthalocyanine derivatives in which the binding groups are connected at opposite or at contiguous positions about the phthalocyanine moiety. We observe that compounds with the longest distance between the anchoring groups yield molecular junctions with a higher conductance compared to those with a shorter distance. We performed both density functional theory (DFT) and tight binding calculations to understand how interference effects explain the experimental results including the role of constructive and destructive quantum interference in five phthalocyanine derivatives.

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