Porphyrins as building blocks for single-molecule devices

Patrick Zwick, Diana Dulić, Herre S.J. Van Der Zant, Marcel Mayor*

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Direct measurement of single-molecule electrical transparency by break junction experiments has become a major field of research over the two last decades. This review specifically and comprehensively highlights the use of porphyrins as molecular components and discusses their potential use for the construction of future devices. Throughout the review, the features provided by porphyrins, such as low level misalignments and very low attenuation factors, are shown with numerous examples, illustrating the potential and limitations of these molecular junctions, as well as differences emerging from applied integration/investigation techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15500-15525
Issue number37
Publication statusPublished - 2021


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