Conductance in a bis-terpyridine based single molecular breadboard circuit

Charu Seth, Veerabhadrarao Kaliginedi, Sankarrao Suravarapu, David Reber, Wenjing Hong, Thomas Wandlowski, Frédéric Lafolet, Peter Broekmann, Guy Royal, Ravindra Venkatramani
  • Chemical Science, January 2017, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • DOI: 10.1039/c6sc03204d

Single molecular breadboard circuit

What is it about?

In this joint experimental and theoretical study, we advance the possibility of creating single molecule breadboard circuits through an analysis of the conductance of a bis-terpyridine based molecule (TP1).

Why is it important?

Controlling charge flow in single molecule circuits with multiple electrical contacts and conductance pathways is a much sought after goal in molecular electronics. This study demonstrates the following important effects on single molecule conductance (i) Multiple conductance pathways (ii) multiple anchoring group possibilities (iii) Quantum interference effects.


Dr Veerabhadrarao Kaliginedi (Author)
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

In this paper, we discuss the possible development of molecular circuit theory and experimental advances necessary for mapping conductance through complex single molecular breadboard circuits in terms of their constituent subcircuits.

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