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Single-molecule diodes

The environment does the trick

Single-molecule junctions with high rectification ratios can be realized by exposing different electrode surface areas to an ionic liquid.

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Figure 1: A single-molecule diode and its rectification mechanism.


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Cuevas, J. The environment does the trick. Nature Nanotech 10, 486–487 (2015).

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