The biphenyl molecule as a model transistor.

  title={The biphenyl molecule as a model transistor.},
  author={Paul M. Solomon and Norton D. Lang},
  journal={ACS nano},
  volume={2 3},
We study transport and charge control in a gated 4,4'-biphenyl diradical molecular transistor using self-consistent density-functional calculations. We track both electron-like and hole-like conduction and relate it to the field dependence of current-carrying pi-derived states. Owing to the coupling between the two benzene rings, the pi-states become segregated into extended, current-carrying states and localized states. Under application of the source/drain field, along the axis of the… CONTINUE READING

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