A chemically and electrochemically switchable molecular shuttle

@article{Bissell1994ACA,
  title={A chemically and electrochemically switchable molecular shuttle},
  author={Richard A. Bissell and Emilio J. C{\'o}rdova and Angel E. Kaifer and J. Fraser Stoddart},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1994},
  volume={369},
  pages={133-137}
}
THE developing field of nanotechnology has generated wide interest across a broad range of scientific disciplines1. In particular, the realization of nanoscale switching devices might have far-reaching implications for computing and biomimetic engineering2–4. But miniaturization of existing semiconductor technology may not be the best approach to the fabrication of structures whose dimensions are smaller than the wavelength of the radiation used in optical lithography and etching techniques5… Expand
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