Jan O Jeppesen

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Addressing an array of bistable [2]rotaxanes through a two-dimensional crossbar arrangement provides the device element of a current-driven molecular electronic circuit. The development of the [2]rotaxane switches through an iterative, evolutionary process is described. The arrangement reported here allows both memory and logic functions to use the same(More)
An architectural rationale and an experimental program aimed at the development of molecular electronics switching devices for memory and computing applications are discussed. Two-terminal molecular switch tunnel junctions are identified as the critical device components of molecular electronics-based circuitry. They can be tiled in two dimensions and are(More)
In the framework of the research project ‘Xsense’ at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) we are developing a simple colorimetric sensor array which can be useful in detection of explosives like DNT and TNT, and identification of volatile organic compounds in the presence of water vapor in air. The technology is based on an array of chemo-responsive(More)
Two switchable, palindromically constituted bistable [3]rotaxanes have been designed and synthesized with a pair of mechanically mobile rings encircling a single dumbbell. These designs are reminiscent of a "molecular muscle" for the purposes of amplifying and harnessing molecular mechanical motions. The location of the two cyclobis(paraquat-p-phenylene)(More)
We report on the kinetics and ground-state thermodynamics associated with electrochemically driven molecular mechanical switching of three bistable [2]rotaxanes in acetonitrile solution, polymer electrolyte gels, and molecular-switch tunnel junctions (MSTJs). For all rotaxanes a pi-electron-deficient cyclobis(paraquat-p-phenylene) (CBPQT4+) ring component(More)
Bistable [2]rotaxanes display controllable switching properties in solution, on surfaces, and in devices. These phenomena are based on the electrochemically and electrically driven mechanical shuttling motion of the ring-shaped component, cyclobis(paraquat-p-phenylene) (CBPQT(4+)) (denoted as the ring), between a tetrathiafulvalene (TTF) unit and a(More)
Solid-state tunnel junction devices were fabricated from Langmuir Blodgett molecular monolayers of a bistable [2]catenane, a bistable [2]pseudorotaxane, and a single-station [2]rotaxane. All devices exhibited a (noncapacitive) hysteretic current-voltage response that switched the device between high- and low-conductivity states, although control devices(More)
A new receptor, the bisTTF-calix[2]thiophene[2]pyrrole derivative 3, has been prepared from the Lewis acid-catalyzed condensation of 2,5-bis(1-hydroxymethylethyl)thiopheno-TTF and pyrrole. This new system is found to form complexes with the electron-deficient guests, trinitrobenzene (TNB) and picric acid (PA), which serve as models for nitroaromatic(More)