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Multichannel Molecular Switch with a Surface-Confined Electroactive Radical Exhibiting Tunable Wetting Properties

Cláudia Simão, Marta Mas-Torrent, Jaume Veciana, Concepció Rovira, (2011)

A multichannel surface molecular switch based on self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) on gold of a novel polychlorotriphenylmethyl (PTM) radical has been fabricated. These SAMs are electrically commutable between two stable redox states that reveal distinct magnetic, optical and wetting properties that can be employed as read-out mechanisms. The high stability and reversibility of systems like the one reported here further supports the vision of using molecules in the electronic devices of the future.

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Date of Publication : 2011/08/29

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