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Reversible On-Surface Wiring of Resistive Circuits

Overview of attention for article published in Chemical Science, January 2017
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Title
Reversible On-Surface Wiring of Resistive Circuits
Published in
Chemical Science, January 2017
DOI 10.1039/c7sc00599g
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Authors

Michael Stephen Inkpen, Yann Leroux, Phillipe Hapiot, Luis Campos, Latha Venkataraman

Abstract

Whilst most studies in single-molecule electronics involve components first synthesized ex situ, there is also great potential in exploiting chemical transformations to prepare devices in situ. Here, as a first step towards this goal, we conduct reversible reactions on monolayers to make and break covalent bonds between alkanes of different lengths, then measure the conductance of these molecules connected between electrodes using the scanning tunneling microscopy-based break junction (STM-BJ) method. In doing so, we develop the critical methodology required for assembling and disassembling surface-bound single-molecule circuits. We identify effective reaction conditions for surface-bound reagents, and importantly demonstrate that the electronic characteristics of wires created in situ agree with those created ex situ. Finally, we show that the STM-BJ technique is unique in its ability to definitively probe surface reaction yields both on a local (∼50 nm(2)) and pseudo-global (≥10 mm(2)) level. This investigation thus highlights a route to the construction and integration of more complex, and ultimately functional, surface-based single-molecule circuitry, as well as advancing a methodology that facilitates studies beyond the reach of traditional ex situ synthetic approaches.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 1 11%
Unknown 8 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 2 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 22%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 22%
Professor 1 11%
Professor > Associate Professor 1 11%
Other 1 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Chemistry 6 67%
Materials Science 2 22%
Unspecified 1 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 April 2017.
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#2,375,101
of 9,692,018 outputs
Outputs from Chemical Science
#1,015
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Outputs of similar age
#83,847
of 263,081 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Chemical Science
#42
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