Exploring the performance of molecular rectifiers: Limitations and factors affecting molecular rectification

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Nano Letters, 2007, 7 (10), pp. 3018 - 3022
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There has been significant work investigating the use of molecules as nanoscale rectifiers in so-called "molecular electronics". However, less attention has been paid to optimizing the design parameters of molecular rectifiers or to their inherent limitations. Here we use a barrier tunneling model to examine the degree of rectification that can be achieved and to provide insight for the design and development of molecules with optimum rectification responses. © 2007 American Chemical Society.
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