A review of single molecule-based electronic devices

Eurekalert  November 21, 2019 At present traditional electronic devices based on semiconductor materials are facing technical, technological limitations and theoretical limitations. Single molecule electronic devices are considered one of the most hopeful candidates. Researchers in China provide an overview of single molecule electronic devices, including molecular electronic devices and electrode types. Several molecular electronic devices are presented, including molecular diodes, molecular memories, molecular wires, molecular field effect transistors (FET) and molecular switches. The influence of different electrode types of the transport characteristics and other characteristics of molecular devices are briefly introduced, such as potential thermoelectric effects. The future challenges to […]