Scale-Up of Room-Temperature Constructive Quantum Interference from Single Molecules to Self-Assembled Molecular-Electronic Films

  title={Scale-Up of Room-Temperature Constructive Quantum Interference from Single Molecules to Self-Assembled Molecular-Electronic Films},
  author={Xintai Wang and Troy L. R. Bennett and Ali Khalid Ismael and Luke A. Wilkinson and Joseph M Hamill and Andrew J. P. White and Iain M. Grace and Oleg V. Kolosov and Tim Albrecht and Benjamin J. Robinson and Nicholas J. Long and Lesley F. Cohen and Colin J. Lambert},
  journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society},
  pages={8555 - 8560}
The realization of self-assembled molecular-electronic films, whose room-temperature transport properties are controlled by quantum interference (QI), is an essential step in the scale-up of QI effects from single molecules to parallel arrays of molecules. Recently, the effect of destructive QI (DQI) on the electrical conductance of self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) has been investigated. Here, through a combined experimental and theoretical investigation, we demonstrate chemical control of… 

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