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Probing intramolecular circuit laws

Constructive quantum interference is verified experimentally in a parallel single-molecule circuit, potentially offering an intuitive approach to designing intramolecular circuits.

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Figure 1: Different quantum scenarios for intramolecular circuits.


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Joachim, C. Probing intramolecular circuit laws. Nature Nanotech 7, 620–621 (2012).

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