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A shift in molecular devices

With the help of a gate electrode to control the charge state of individual molecules on graphene, information can be moved along a one-dimensional molecular chain, mimicking the behaviour of an electronic shift register.

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Fig. 1: A collective charge pattern in a one-dimensional molecular array.

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Otero, R. A shift in molecular devices. Nat Electron 3, 584–585 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41928-020-00490-9

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