Molecular Diode Studies Based on a Highly Sensitive Molecular Measurement Technique
AbstractIn 1974, molecular electronics pioneers Mark Ratner and Arieh Aviram predicted that a single molecule could act as a diode, in which electronic current can be rectified. The electronic rectification property of the diode is one of basic functions of electronic components and since then, the molecular diode has been investigated as a first single-molecule device that would have a practical application. In this review, we first describe the experimental fabrication and electronic characterization techniques of molecular diodes consisting of a small number of molecules or a single molecule. Then, two main mechanisms of the rectification property of the molecular diode are discussed. Finally, representative results for the molecular diode are reviewed and a brief outlook on crucial issues that need to be addressed in future research is discussed. View Full-Text
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Iwane, M.; Fujii, S.; Kiguchi, M. Molecular Diode Studies Based on a Highly Sensitive Molecular Measurement Technique. Sensors 2017, 17, 956.
Iwane M, Fujii S, Kiguchi M. Molecular Diode Studies Based on a Highly Sensitive Molecular Measurement Technique. Sensors. 2017; 17(5):956.Chicago/Turabian Style
Iwane, Madoka; Fujii, Shintaro; Kiguchi, Manabu. 2017. "Molecular Diode Studies Based on a Highly Sensitive Molecular Measurement Technique." Sensors 17, no. 5: 956.
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