Molecular switches

Hopping hydrogens

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A flat organic molecule resting on a surface can be reversibly switched between two different conductance states with an STM tip

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    Liljeroth, P. Repp, J. & Meyer, G. Current-induced hydrogen tautomerization and conductance switching of naphthalocyanine molecules. Science 317, 1203–1206 (2007).

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Cantrill, S. Hopping hydrogens. Nature Nanotech (2007) doi:10.1038/nnano.2007.331

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